Seventy years ago, a legend was born. The very first vehicle to bear the Porsche name, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, received its permit on 8 June 1948 and was in many ways the first Speedster. Although not officially designated as such, it nevertheless bore all the hallmarks and features of the Speedster as we know it today: open-top driving pleasure combined with a high-performance drive.
Seventy years later the legend is reborn. Unveiled on the 70th Anniversary of Porsche in June, the 911 Speedster Concept forges a thrilling link between that first Porsche and the production cars of today. With a purist’s focus on sporty details, it represents the rebirth of a pure, open-top sportscar. Developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, home of the iconic 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, its execution is historically sensitive. Incorporating many classic design elements found in its predecessors, the Concept is further enhanced with a Heritage Design style developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Yet by drawing on the drive technology of current GT models, the Concept achieves a level of performance never before seen in a Speedster.
The 911 Speedster Concept will go into production in 2019 and will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages.
For more information on the 911 Speedster, or any other model within the Porsche range, please contact our Centre.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.