The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Is A 500 HP Throwback Designed To Perfection

As part of the same 70th anniversary celebrations that gave us the tragic new name of the Porsche Mission E, the automaker immediately made everything better and revealed a new Porsche 911 Speedster Concept.

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The Speedster Concept is meant to echo the design of the early Porsche 356 Speedsters, with the two-tone paint job, unique rear-view mirrors, a shorter and more steeply-raked windshield, a special throwback wheel design and a fuel filler cap located in the center of the hood. The car looks incredible.

Mechanically, the 991 Speedster is based on the chassis and 500 horsepower 4.0-liter flat six engine from the 911 GT3, and a modified Carrera 4 body, but features carbon bucket seats, shorter side windows, and a clip-in roof cover.

As Road & Track pointed out, Porsche has done quite a few Speedster variants in the past, usually as a pleasant goodbye to a 911 generation. With the 991.2 911 on its way out, it only makes sense.

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For now, the Speedster is only a concept car, but it’s very likely Porsche will ultimately go for a limited run of production cars at astronomical prices. I just hope I at least get to see one some day.

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