Porsche Celebrates 70th Anniversary Of First Street Legal Car With Special Edition 911 Speedster

At the beginning of June, Porsche celebrated the 70th anniversary of their first street legal car, the 356 #1, in style. The company often likes to build a special edition Speedster to say goodbye to each generation of the 911s. Since it is speculation says the next-generation of the 911, the 992, will be rolling out soon, a new Speedster has arrived. And no, we don’t mean The Flash. Although a Flash-inspired Speedster would be legendary.

This special edition Speedster, although still a concept, features a 500 horsepower, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine. It comes directly out of the current 911 GT3 along with a six-speed manual gearbox. Most consider that this combo is one of the best of any car on the market. The chassis of the car is also from the GT3, relying heavily on its relative for style and power.

The windscreen on this car is much shorter and steeper compared to its concept car, the Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Carbon-fiber makes up the front hood and bucket seats to save weight. There is no A/C system or radio, presumably to help cut back on weight as well.

Again drawing from its old-school roots, this car doesn’t feature a folding roof. It instead makes use of a clip-in tonneau cover for staying dry. The 21-inch center-locking wheels, 1960-style sports car mirrors, and the GT silver and white paint job make this car a modern-twist on old school badassery. Learn More

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