The 70 year celebrations are in full swing at Porsche…. and the very talented engineers are also in the party mood. The Porsche designers and engineers have given themselves a birthday present.
The birthday present is the 911 Speedster Concept.
It is a road ready open top concept car that reflects Porsche’s emphasis on pure driving.
The 911 Speedster Concept was developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre. The Porsche Motorsport Centre previously developed mouth watering models such as the 911 GT2 RS and the 911 GT3 RS.
It has a more inclined windscreen and shorter side windows. Just behind the 2 front seats features the iconic “double bubble”. The “double bubble” is made out of carbon fibre and under it sits the roll-over protection unit.
The front wings and bonnet are also made from carbon fibre. The chassis comes from a 911 GT3.
I am very glad to say that the engine is a flat 6 cylinder unit that delivers over 500 hp and uses a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Now the really serious part….
Porsche say that this is a study that offers a glimpse into a potential series-production version, although this model may not be presented until 2019. A decision on whether to proceed with the project will be make in the coming months.
Come on Porsche…. If you were to make a limited run of this car it will sell. Remember the 1988 Porsche 911 Speedster? It was very sort after then…. and still is now!!!