We’re all encouraged to have dreams, from around the time we have a vague understanding of what the word “dreams” means. While most of the people who encouraged us to have those dreams probably meant college or something, the roughly $300,000 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster definitely counts.
It’s a dream because most of us will never be able to afford it, and because it looks like a total dream—especially in that $4,220 “Miami Blue” paint option.
Porsche announced that orders for its 1,948 available Speedster models were open on Tuesday, meaning the configurator is up on the website for all of us—those with money for a Speedster and those whose budget leans more toward a 2002 Honda Civic—to play with. Of course, playing around skyrockets the base MSRP of $274,500 just as quickly as a person can move their mouse.
Regardless of the end price, the new Speedster comes with a naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter flat-six engine that makes a claimed 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque and can take the Speedster from a standstill to 60 mph in less than four seconds. It tops out at 192 mph on track, according to Porsche, and only comes with a six-speed manual transmission. (Porsche went with six speeds instead of seven, it said, to save nine pounds.)
But in terms of things buyers actually have a choice on, there are plenty in the Speedster configurator. There’s the $24,510 Heritage Package with “styling cues and design elements” from 1950s Speedsters, or the more modern choices—like this $303,880 black-and-blue pairing with the optional $700 seat heaters.
No matter the final car, though, Porsche will put it on a nice oceanside backdrop to remind actual buyers of their beloved fourth vacation home.
Of course, if you’re actually considering a Speedster, the configuration process better not take much time—with less than 2,000 available, they probably won’t be around long.