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Porsche 911 Speedster Concept ll Gets Green Light

Automobile logo Automobile 10/2/2018 Ed Tahaney
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Good news for the topless crowd—the Porsche 911 Speedster gets a green light and will go into production during the first half of 2019.

The marque revealed another gorgeous Speedster Concept at the Paris Motor Show.

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It follows the silver and white 911 Speedster that was unleashed back in June during Porsche's big 70th anniversary shindig in Stuttgart.

Porsche plans to build exactly 1,948 Speedsters as a reference to the first Porsche 356 that officially rolled out way back in 1948.

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The two-seater's body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and sits on a 911 GT3 chassis with cross-spoke 21-inch wheels similar to ones found on the RSR and GT3 R racecars.

The concept packs a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that delivers over 500 horsepower and the engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Porsche says the 911 Speedster will be the first car to be offered with its new Heritage Design Packages.

The open-top car sports carbon-fiber fenders, "Talbot"-shaped mirrors, titanium tailpipes, and black-chrome and platinum fuel tank cap on the center of the hood. Window frames have been shortened and there's a double-bubble cover behind the seats.

Instead of a drop-top, the Speedster comes with a Tonneau cover that is fitted by Tenax buttons. If it rains, we recommend faster speeds and a full face helmet. Inside the cockpit receives a beautiful black leather interior with red highlights.

Porsche says the Speedster's Guards Red paint is a shout out to the 1988 911 Speedster. Too cool.

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