The Best Looking Porsche?
We reported on the fact that Porsche was going to pull the cover off the 911 Speedster at the New York Auto Show, and now it’s happened. The car looks better than we expected. The car isn’t just all about looks, though. It has the same 4.0-liter flat-six engine that makes 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque that’s in the 911 GT3. It also uses individual throttle bodies like the GT3 RS racing car.
The Porsche 911 Speedster can make 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and it has a top speed of 192 mph. The car weighs just 3,230 pounds and has a special rear axle steering and dynamic engine mounts. The car will be for sale only with a six-speed manual transmission. Porsche made significant efforts to lighten the car. The company used plenty of carbon fiber and lighter weight door panels to keep the weight as low as possible.
The Speedster features a super lightweight fabric top so you can get out of the weather if things turn bad while you’re out driving around. Porsche came out with a Speedster concept last year. While the production model looks great, it doesn’t have some of the retro-inspired features of that concept car. Still, we’d argue it’s one of the best-looking cars in the Porsche lineup.
Porsche only plans to build 1,948 units worldwide. Some of the models built will come to North America. If you want a chance at owning one of these super sleek convertibles, you’ll really have to pony up the big bucks. Porsche wants $275,750 (that’s including the destination fee of $1,250) for each 911 Speedster. If you do get the car Porsche has a special watch called the Porsche Design 911 Speedster Chronograph to go along. It’s inspired by the car and will look perfect on your wrist as you drive.