Porsche has finally unveiled the new 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster. Besides being created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the firm’s in-house individualization operation, Porsche Exclusive, the 911 Speedster pays homage to the 356 Speedster.
Styling wise the two-seater is significantly different from the other members of the 911 lineup. It sits 60 millimeters lower, has a chopped, has a flat contour of the sporty-look manual hood and a double-bubble hardcover for the soft top are reminiscent of the very first Speedster – that design cue makes the body of the rear-wheel-drive 911 Speedster with its 44 millimeters wider rear stand out even more.
Power for the 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster comes from a 3.8L flat 6-cylinder engine making 408-hp power, 23-hp more than the 911 Carrera
S. Standard features that make the drive of the Porsche 911 Speedster more exhilarating include a 7-speed Porshce Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). Unfortunately, Porsche is keeping the performance figures under the wraps for now.
Production of the 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster is limited to 356 units – to complement the 356 Speedster. The model will go on sale in Germany in Dec. 2010 with prices starting at € 201,682 ($263,636 USD). We’ll bring U.S. details later today. The 911 Speedster will make its world debut at the 2010 Paris.