Porsche has announced UK prices and specs for the new 911 Speedster, limited to 1,948 units with prices from £211,599.
Following on from the reveal of the new Porsche 911 Speedster last month, Porsche has now decided just how much the swan song edition of the current 911 will cost in the UK. A not insubstantial £211,599.
Sporting the same naturally-aspirated 4.0 litre flat-six engine as the GT3, it revs to 900rpm and delivers 503bhp and 346lb/ft of torque, enough for a 0-62mph of just 3.8 seconds.
In addition to the base price of £211,599, you can expect to spend more if you want the Heritage Edition trim (sseen in the photo above, alongside the regular model) which comes with decals inspired by Porsche’s 365 racers, satin grey wheels, black brake calipers and a brown leather interior. It costs £226,901.
The new 911 Speedster is now open to order from Porsche’s UK dealers, and buyers will be invited to a bespoke driving event for the car at Silverstone, and offered the chance to spend an extra £9k on a Porsche Design “911 Speedster chronograph” and the “911 Speedster Heritage Design chronograph”.
New Porsche 911 Speedster arrives – and it’s based on Porsche’s 911 GT3
The new Porsche 911 Speedster is revealed as a limited run – just 1,948 globally – and based on the 911 GT3 with 502bhp.
It’s no secret that a new Porsche 911 Speedster is on the way after Porsche rolled out a concept last year. But now it’s here, and if you’re going to have a new 911 Speedster, why not have one based on Porsche’s 911 GT3 instead of the previous Speedster‘s GTS underpinnings?
That means we get a new 911 Speedster with all the loveliness and oddity you’d expect, but sitting on top of the GT3’s 502bhp 4.0 litre flat six and driving power to the back wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, enough for 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and on to 192mph.
All the bits that make a 911 Speedster are present and correct on this new model, with a low windscreen, manual cloth roof – well, more a Tonneau cover – and double bubble behind the cabin, made from carbon fibre, as are the bonnet and front wings, bullet door mirrors and a set of 20″ centre lock alloys, bonnet fuel filler and GT3 exhaust tips.
Inside you’ll have to do without Air Con (to save weight – although you can spec it back), there’s a pair of carbon backed seats, carbon fibre trim and leather.
As a node to the inspiration the new 9112 Speedster has taken from the 1948 356 Speedster, Porsche are building just 1,948 Speedsters with a price likely to be rocking around the £200k mark.
That might be a lot more than the previous Speedster (Porsche only made 356 of those), but it’ll sell out in quick sticks.