The Porsche 911 Speedster raised more than a few eyebrows when it was revealed a few months ago. Gorgeous might be a good way to describe it, if brevity is insisted upon. And, for those who fell in love with the car, good news is afoot from Paris: following a second concept reveal, the model is slated to go into production.
Albeit briefly. Only 1,948 examples are going to roll out of the factor.
As in previous Porsche limited-ed models, the production number isn’t arbitrary; 1948 is the year that saw the beginnings of the series. In another nod to company tradition, the new speedster will be available in Guards Red, which is the same hue featured on the 1988 iteration of the 911 Speedster.
The limited-edition build is based on the popular 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The design deviates to keep things up-to-date, of course, with aerodynamic choices like shorter side windows more in keeping with contemporary sensibilities.
If you’re curious about what’s hiding under the hood, you’ll have to be stymied for the time being; many specs for the production version haven’t been revealed. But we do know the 911 Speedster will receive power from a naturally aspirated flat-six engine producing somewhere north of 500 hp.