How Would You Configure Your Porsche 911 Speedster, if You Weren't Too Broke to Buy One?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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