A new generation of Porsche’s iconic 911, now in its fifth year, is most likely just around the bend. However, the automaker is carefully guarding the specifics of the new vehicle. Will it have an electric or a hybrid drivetrain? Would a four-cylinder motor be possible? Most significantly, will a 992 Speedster be revealed as the current model makes its final appearance?
A new Porsche Speedster could make its premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year, claims Car magazine. Although we don’t yet have images of the new model, it will resemble the previous Speedster, whose production concluded in 2020. It would probably have a narrow canvas top, a big rear clamshell tonneau cover, and a chopped down or sharply raked windscreen similar to earlier 911 Speedsters.
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Porsche’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 shared with the 911 GT3 would be the most probable option. Speedsters are typically bare-bones Porsches with a manual soft top and no electric accessories. The 992 Speedster will break from that tradition, according to Car magazine, and offer a power top as an option or standard equipment as well as more luggage room behind the seats.
The Speedster was originally developed by Porsche as a racing-focused, more streamlined variant of the 356 in the 1950s. Before the original 911 was superseded by the completely new 964 model, the name was revived in 1989 for a special edition of that vehicle. Every time a new Speedster is released, collectors swarm to Porsche dealerships and buy every model that is still available. A limited-edition 911 Speedster makes too much sense given that Porsche is honouring its 75th anniversary and that it is easy money.
We don’t yet know the car’s price or performance specifications because Porsche hasn’t made a formal announcement about it. However, given that the 991 Speedster’s initial listing price was $275,000, it is fair to assume that the new model will cost more than $300,000. A slightly better performance than the 991 Speedster, which had a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed of almost 200 mph, should be included in the higher price tag.
Source: Car Magazine