Porsche has revealed a road-going version of its 911 Speedster Concept, celebrating the end of the current 991-generation production and its own 70thbirthday in one sleek, dramatic swoop. Looking just like the concept, it shares nearly all of that car’s modifications over a base 911, including the GT3-derived underpinnings and bespoke bodywork.
A total of 1948 units will be built, in homage to the original Porsche 356’s year of release, to close out the 991 generation 911 before the new 992 reaches showrooms next year. Unlike the Speedster models that preceded this new version, it takes a decidedly more hardcore approach, being developed by Porsche Motorsport and incorporating the aforementioned GT3’s powertrain to create an all-together more focused special edition.
Its basic body is derived from a rather more humble 991.2 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, but the windscreen is shorter and positioned at a more laid back angle, with the side glass narrower to suit. Behind the front seats is a carbon fibre ‘double bubble’ panel which covers the roll-over structure and features a plexiglass wind deflector with the words ‘70 years of Porsche’ engraved on it. The wings and the bonnet are also made from carbon fibre composite.