Porsche 911 Speedster set for production

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Porsche has confirmed the 911 Speedster, released earlier this year as a concept, will be put into production.

Just 1948 examples of the topless special will be made to celebrate 70 years of Porsche, complete with a distinctive double-bubble cover extending from behind the front seats. A pair of black louvres connects the two humps, sitting behind a see-through wind deflector.

Although the body looks relatively standard – speedster tail aside, naturally – the front wings, front bonnet and rear cover are all made of carbon-fibre here, to shed a few precious kilograms. There’s also a tonneau cover instead of a conventional roof, affixed with eight fasteners.

Keeping the retro theme going are Talbot-style wing mirrors, headlight covers finished with an ‘X’ motif recalling the tape from old racing lights, and a fuel tank cap in the middle of the front bonnet. Speedster is spelled out in gold around the car, too.

We’d argue the neatest touch is the 21-inch alloy wheels, inspired by current racing 911s like the RSR – although those titanium tailpipes are pretty special as well.

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