To mark the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s sports cars a new 911 Speedster Concept has been announced which pays homage to the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ roadster whilst reflecting the modern vehicles of today.
The driving experience is the main focus of the concept car with the drive technology derived from the current GT models.
Features of the 911 Speedster Concept include shorter window frames, increased windscreen incline, carbon fibre rear cover, two contrasting black slats and a transparent Plexiglas wind deflector with the ’70 years of Porsche’ logo engraved into it.
In keeping with traditional aspects, a lightweight tonneau cover is used in place of a convertible top which uses eight Tenax fasteners.
Weight saving has been taken seriously with the radio, navigation and air conditioning systems being eliminated and the full bucket seats are made of carbon fibre. Light brown Aniline leather covers in Cognac 356 compliments some of the features from classic predecessors.
Other carbon fibre features include the wings, front bonnet and rear cover, which along with the broad body, are borrowed from the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
Traditional GT Silver and White paintwork signal Porsche’s early racing car connection, as well as other features including the 50s-style central fuel tank cap, the Talbot shaped exterior mirrors and the unique main headlights.
Beneath the bodywork, the 911 Speedster Concept is all modern mechanics with the chassis essentially a 911 GT3 element. High gloss polished clover-leaf details also feature on the 21-inch Fuchs design rims with central locks. Titanium tailpipes and the powertrain which includes a six-speed manual transmission are contributions from the GT developers. The six-cylinder flat engine offers over 500hp (about 373kW).
The 911 Speedster Concept has the potential to enter production, however, a production version is not expected to be ready until 2019 if it is given the green light.
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