Porsche has confirmed specs and pricing for the 911 Speedster ahead of a local arrival in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Limited to 1948 units globally, local enthusiasts will need to part with a whopping $604,800 plus on-road costs.
Australian bound cars will get the front-axle lifting system and cruise control as standard, while a windshield with grey top tint and the new Porsche Communication Management infotainment (PCM) system, which includes Apple CarPlay and digital radio are available as no-cost options.
The Speedster also gets suspension that’s 25mm lower than the regular car, rear-axle steering, dynamic engine mounts, torque vectoring, a mechanical rear differential lock, ceramic composite brakes, and 20-inch centre-locking alloy wheels finished in satin black.
Drawing inspiration from 1954’s 356 Speedster, the new model gets a manually folding fabric top, shortened window frames, lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows.
For purists wanting to go a step further, Porsche will offer the Speedster with a Heritage Design package that incorporates more classic elements from the 1950s and 1960s.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine producing 375kW at 8400rpm and 470Nm at 6250rpm. It’s the same unit found in the 911 GT3. A six-speed manual transmission sends drive to the rear wheels.
In terms of performance, the Speedster can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 310km/h.
The 911 Speedster can be ordered immediately and will arrive in Porsche Centres around Australia from Q4 2019.
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