The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster is the beneficiary of Stuttgart’s latest fixings, while also serving as a throwback to the Porsche 356 – the very first Speedster model. This schematic has forged a 911 with a silhouette based on the 4S Cabriolet body, carbon fiber bits borrowed off the 911 R, and front and rear bumpers from the GT3 Touring. That is not to say that there aren’t any unique offerings on the Speedster, with its shorter, more inclined windshield frame and lower fly-line being amongst its exclusive features.
As originally advertised, the car is powered by the same 4.0L, naturally aspirated, 9000 rpm unit used in the 991.2 GT3; for good measure, Porsche has kindly gone and wrung an extra 10-horsepower out of it too, just for the Speedster. They’ve also done nothing to disappoint the purists, with the same brilliant 6-speed manual transmission – offered in some 991.2 GT3 examples – mated to this legendary flat-6 boxer engine.
Buyers can also opt for the most extreme option – known as the Heritage Design Package – which adds aesthetic touches inspired by Porsche’s rich motorsport history. The distinct livery draws inspiration from factory-built competition 356 racers, and the Silver Metallic paint color recalls a time when cars primarily featured this elemental shade.
The iconic ‘PORSCHE’ graphic in classic sans-serif font stretches from one wheel to the other, curving outward at the rear to accommodate the wide rear wheel arches. The 20-inch satin platinum wheels with black center locking hubs are both functional and stylish, and they are exclusive to the Heritage Design Speedster, further enhancing its unique appeal.