Recently Porsche had just announced that you can now place an order for the Porsche 911 Speedster which means the configurator for that particular car should be up on the website for us, be it those who really want to buy and those who can only dream to buy them to play around with it.
Buying the Porsche 911 Speedster would be a dream for most of us because first off, the car is limited to only 1,948 units and secondly the base price is $275,750 and that price will skyrocket high once you start to play around with the configurator.
For starters, the Porsche 911 Speedster is limited to only 1,948 units because the number reminisces the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on June, 8 back in 1948. This should also be Porsche’s way to bid farewell to the outgoing 991-generation sports car and at the same time pays tribute to an idea that runs through the history of Porsche like a long winding road.
The 911 Speedster’s body is based on the 991 version of 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Underneath those silky smooth skin, the car comes with a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-6 engine based the 911 GT3 but its from the next generation design as the engine features new individual throttle bodies to sharpen the throttle response, higher pressure fuel injector, and an exhaust system that is 22 pounds lighter. Porsche claimed that the engine produces 502 horsepower and 470nm of torque. The engine screams all the way to 9,000 RPM and all of the power are sent to the rear wheels via a conventional six speed manual and do take note its the only gearbox choice you have. 0-100km/h in 4 seconds and top speed of over 300km/h is what the 911 Speedster is capable of.
As a buyer using the configurator to spec their new 911 Speedster, there are plenty of options to choose from. Starting with the exterior colours alone, you have at least 13 options to choose from and if you pick any of the special colours like “Carmine Red” you would have to fork out an extra $4,220 and if you tick the custom colour box that will cost you a whooping $12,830. There is also the $24,510 Heritage Package which adds the retro livery and other design cues from the original 356 Speedster in the 1950s. But whatever the spec you choose, Porsche allows you to put the car alongside a beautiful oceanside backdrop reminding you of your beloved new vacation home.
Our final configured 911 Speedster cost us $306,260 which, if we hit the jackpot we would know where to place our money at. But if you are seriously considering to get your hands on the 911 Speedster, we suggest that you should start the configuration process now and don’t spend too much time on it as there are only 1,948 units, the 911 Speedster wouldn’t be there for long.