Seventy years ago, a legend was born. The very first vehicle to bear the Porsche name, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, received its permit on 8 June 1948 and was in many ways the first Speedster. Although not officially designated as such, it nevertheless bore all the hallmarks and features of the Speedster as we know it today: open-top driving pleasure combined with a high-performance drive.
Seventy years later the legend is reborn. Unveiled on the 70th Anniversary of Porsche in June, the 911 Speedster Concept forges a thrilling link between that first Porsche and the production cars of today. With a purist’s focus on sporty details, it represents the rebirth of a pure, open-top sportscar. Developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, home of the iconic 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, its execution is historically sensitive. Incorporating many classic design elements found in its predecessors, the Concept is further enhanced with a Heritage Design style developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Yet by drawing on the drive technology of current GT models, the Concept achieves a level of performance never before seen in a Speedster.
The 911 Speedster Concept will go into production in 2019 and will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages.
For more information on the 911 Speedster, or any other model within the Porsche range, please contact our Centre.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel consumption and CO₂ values. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, electricity consumption, and CO₂ emissions of a car.