Porsche 911 991 Speedster

Premiere: 2018 June 8, Stuttgart
Motor show premiere: 2018 October 2, Mondial Paris motor show press day
Market launch: 2019

Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept
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The 991 Speedster was unveiled in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen by Porsche on June 8, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the Porsche sports car production.

In 2017 the plan was to launch the Speedster as the swan-song for the 991-generation 911 in the second half of 2018, but in the beginning of 2018 problems rose with the implementation of the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure that all new cars had to correspond to starting from September 1, 2018. So, the plans for the production of the 991 Speedster were canceled. That's the reason why it was decided to unveil the 991 Speedster in June 2018 as a concept car. Later, when it was clear that 992 production is also postponed because of the delays in production schedule of all Porsche cars, on October 2, 2018, it was announced that the 991 Speedster get its chance and goes into production in 2019. And in big numbers! 1948 cars will be made, meaning bad news for speculators and good news for real car buyers - almost everyone who's ready to pay the list price, can get one.

The chassis and the manual 6-speed transmission came from the 991.2 GT3 4.0 and the 383 kW engine from the 991.2 GT3 RS. The 21" wheels in Fuchs design had centre locks for the first time and there were the new 21" cross-spoke wheels available. The characteristics of the 911 Speedster included the shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen and correspondingly shortened side windows. As dictated by the historic original, the 911 Speedster concept also featured a light-weight tonneau cover instead of the convertible top. This cover protected the car interior from rain when parked, and was attached using eight Tenax fasteners.

2018 Rennsport Reunion VI, Porsche 911 991 Speedster, Andreas Preuninger
2018 September 27, Rennsport Reunion VI, Andreas Preuninger (manager of Porsche High Performance Cars) © Porsche
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2018 Porsche 911 991 Speedster fuel filler cap
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept headlamp
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New 21" cross-spoke wheels, ceramic brake discs with red brake calipers © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept Talbot mirror
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Guards Red (Indisch Rot) Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster humps
Under the carbon fibre cover is a roll-over protection structure © Porsche
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2018 Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept, rear view
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept cockpit
The lightweight principles of the original 356 Speedster philosophy dictate the elimination of the radio, navigation and air conditioning systems© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept gear shifter
6-speed sports transmission © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept black and red interior
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept top view
The rear cover, front wings and front lid are made of carbon-fibre composite material © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept side mirror
Talbot mirror of the Heritage-version © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept wheel and brake
Ceramic brake discs with black brake calipers, centre-lock 21" Fuchs wheels © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept in Guards Red
Paint-protection decal in black was first seen on the early 911 Turbo and later on the 997 Speedster © Porsche
2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche 911 991 Speedster, Andreas Preuninger
2018 July 13, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Andreas Preuninger © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept headlamp
This concept car shows decals on headlamps and no headlight washers. A street legal car cannot have decals on headlamps and must have headlight washers (with other than halogen headlamps) © Porsche
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