991 Speedster

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daro911

514 posts

193 months

Saturday 19th May 2018
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Makes a change from seeing just a black mule on test lick

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/porsche-911-991-spe...

2010spy

1,421 posts

105 months

Saturday 19th May 2018
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Would you swap a GT3 Touring for one if these? I do like a convertible! What engine does it have?

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Saturday 19th May 2018
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2010spy said:
Would you swap a GT3 Touring for one if these? I do like a convertible! What engine does it have?
Nobody knows just yet for sure but GT3 Touring is what the smart money is going for

IMI A

6,563 posts

142 months

Sunday 20th May 2018
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2010spy said:
Would you swap a GT3 Touring for one if these? I do like a convertible! What engine does it have?
I would in a heart beat. It has the GT3's 4.0 500bhp race engine. Manual gearbox an option. The speedster structure has been used to make the shell super stiff. Its the last n/a Speedster to boot. Whats not to like listening to that flat 6 howl wink

I'm not the smart money!

Taffy66

2,361 posts

43 months

Sunday 20th May 2018
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1948 to be built apparently..Manual only with the RS's full fat 520 HP engine..It'll be a corker IMO
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cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Sunday 20th May 2018
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TDT said:
1948 examples total.


And won't look anything like that!

TDT

1,366 posts

60 months

Monday 21st May 2018
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cmoose said:
TDT said:
1948 examples total.


And won't look anything like that!
Well of course we all know that now! And Thank God it doesn’t.

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Friday 8th June 2018
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https://youtu.be/fbY_jDN0o2E

The New Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Is Basically a GT3 Convertible
Porsche is paying tribute to the Speedsters of old, and the soon-to-be-replaced 991.


BY CHRIS PERKINS
JUN 8, 2018

Today, Porsche is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first car, 356 #01, becoming road legal with a special 991. The 911 Speedster you see here is basically a GT3 with a cut-down windscreen and no roof, paying tribute to that first Porsche and the ultra-cool 356 Speedsters of the 1950s and 1960s. It's just a concept, but we have a feeling Porsche will put this 911 Speedster into (limited) production.

Porsche often likes to build limited-edition Speedsters as final hurrah for a specific generation of 911. In 1988, the first 911 Speedster was created to send off the old G-Body as the then-new 964 made its debut, and in 1994, Porsche brought the Speedster back just as the 993 was starting production. Only two 993 Speedsters were built—one for Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, one for Jerry Seinfeld—and no 996 Speedster is known to exist.

Porsche brought the 911 Speedster back for 2011, just as production of the 997 was winding down, building 356 examples in total. We don't know when the next-generation of 911, the 992, will arrive, but it should be sooner than later, so it's high time for a new Speedster.

History lesson over, let's talk about this car. Its 500-hp, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six is lifted straight out of the current 911 GT3, as is its six-speed manual gearbox. It's one of the best engine-and-gearbox combos available in any car on sale today. The chassis is lifted straight from the GT3 as well, and its development was handled by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.

The body of this Speedster concept comes from the Carrera 4 Cabriolet, though its windscreen is significantly shorter and more steeply raked. The side windows are commensurately smaller too. To save weight, carbon-fiber reinforced polymers are used for the front hood and the bespoke rear decklid, and inside, there are carbon bucket seats, with no radio or A/C system to be found.

The 997 Speedster had a manually operated folding roof, but in old-school sports-car tradition, this one doesn't. Instead, you get a clip-in tonneau cover to keep the interior (mostly) water-free.

There are all sorts of other old-school touches found throughout, too. The 21-inch center-locking wheels are made to look like old Fuchs Alloys, while the mirrors are designed to evoke 1960s sports cars. This two-tone paint scheme of GT Silver and White also harks back to old Porsche racing cars. We really dig the fuel-filler in the center of hood too.

If this car does make production, it'll likely be built in small numbers, and it won't be cheap. The 911 Speedster has always been a collector's special.

Edited by daro911 on Friday 8th June 21:40

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Saturday 9th June 2018
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https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/drop-t...


Porsche has revealed a concept of the 911 Speedster that, in production form, will act as a swansong to the 991.2-generation sports car.

Although the Stuttgart company stopped short of confirming the 911 Speedster will be built, it describes the concept as a “potential series-production version”. Prototypes have already been spotted testing in Germany.

As previously reported by Autocar, the open-top concept shares its chassis with the 911 GT3 and employs a six-cylinder engine delivering “more than 500hp” and revving to 9000rpm. This is expected to reflect the production 911 Speedster, which will use the GT3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six. In the GT3, it delivers 493bhp and 339lb ft.

The concept uses a six-speed manual transmission. If the production version follows the example of the GT3, it will be offered with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK transmission.

The 911 Speedster will have a lightweight tonneau cover rather than a convertible top, while other weight-reduction measures include the removal of the sat-nav, audio and air-con systems. The bucket seats are made of carbonfibre.

The concept car’s body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet but with wings, front bonnet and rear cover made from lightweight carbonfibre composite.

A rear cover, also made of carbonfibre, connects behind the front seats, covering a roll-over structure and featuring a ‘double bubble’ — an iconic design element of 911 Speedster models since 1988.

The concept features details that celebrate Porsche’s early racing days, such as the 1950s-style central fuel tank cap positioned in the middle of bonnet and the classic Talbot shape of the mirrors, and it's part of the 70th anniversary of the firm’s sports cars.

The shape of the model, including the very low fly line, takes influence from the original 356 1500 Speedster that has inspired 911 Speedsters for the 930, 964 and 997 generations.

A production version of the 911 Speedster is expected to arrive next year. Only 356 examples of the previous 997-generation Speedster were made, so a similarly low production number is predicted.

The last Speedster cost about £50,000 more than the GT3 of the time, suggesting the new model could sell for in excess of £155,000.




daro911

514 posts

193 months

Wednesday 27th June 2018
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https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/next-p...

Seems to have borrowed the roof and streamliners straight off the Spyder eek

by Sam Sheehan
27 June 2018

A new Porsche 911 Speedster model is due to be revealed this summer as a limited-production, high-performance run-out for the 991.2-generation sports car.

Caught on camera under wraps during testing in Germany, the model — recently previewed by the 911 Speedster concept — will sport the distinctive shape of its spiritual predecessors and come with a performance package tuned by Porsche’s GT department.

The concept used running gear from the driver-focused GT3. The production car will follow suit — the fitment of centre-locking wheels on the test car proves this to be true, meaning that the 991-generation Speedster will be the most hardcore to date.

The previous Speedster was based on the 997-generation car and came in Carrera S specification, but the new version is due to have the GT3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six engine.

That would give it 493bhp and 339lb ft, and would mean its motor will rev to 9000rpm. If it follows the example of the GT3, the Speedster’s engine will come mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK transmission.

The Speedster test car also looks to be sitting on the same widened track as the GT3, which measures 1555mm across at the rear, suggesting that car’s adaptive damping system will be fitted as standard. However, the Speedster’s more obvious road focus might negate for the toe and camber adjustability that is also a feature of the 911 GT3.

The key visual difference between the Speedster and its GT department sibling will be an open-top design with a shortened A-pillar and more steeply angled rear engine cover. This shape takes influence from the original 1954 356 Speedster that has inspired the shape of run-out 911 Speedsters for the 930, 964 and 997 generations.

Just 356 examples of the previous 997-generation car were made, so a similarly low number is expected this time. The last Speedster cost about £50,000 more than the GT3 of the time, suggesting the new one could sell for in excess of £155,000. The swan-song 991.2 model will precede the next 911, which will make its debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November. On sale in 2019, it will initially be sold in rear-wheel-drive Carrera and Carrera S guises.

GT4P

3,701 posts

126 months

Wednesday 27th June 2018
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That rear spoiler just looks wrong ! A nice fixed ducktail would look better!

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Wednesday 27th June 2018
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GT4P said:
That rear spoiler just looks wrong ! A nice fixed ducktail would look better!
Rear spoiler looks to be off the GT3 Touring

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-shots/porsche/po...

Edited by daro911 on Sunday 1st July 09:37

BrntRubber

212 posts

25 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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Any ideas guys on when this will configurable? I am not sold on the exterior color scheme.

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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BrntRubber said:
Any ideas guys on when this will configurable? I am not sold on the exterior color scheme.
Car doesn't debut until end of September at the German Motor Show so start looking around then idea

Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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BrntRubber said:
Any ideas guys on when this will configurable? I am not sold on the exterior color scheme.
Someone on Rennlist said the car will be avaiable in two specs...one with the colour scheme as displayed and one without.

If you're in with the shout of a car congratulations!

WG

639 posts

67 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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daro911 said:
Car doesn't debut until end of September at the German Motor Show so start looking around then idea
There isn't a German motor show this year - it is bi-annual.

daro911

514 posts

193 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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WG said:
There isn't a German motor show this year - it is bi-annual.
Event
German motor show 2018
Dates: 20 Sep 2018 – 27 Sep 2018
Location: Hannover Fairground

Maybe it’s Fake News there is a lot about these days

gtsralph

788 posts

85 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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With a Gasoline Particulate Filter?

WG

639 posts

67 months

Monday 16th July 2018
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daro911 said:
Event
German motor show 2018
Dates: 20 Sep 2018 – 27 Sep 2018
Location: Hannover Fairground

Maybe it’s Fake News there is a lot about these days
That motor show is for commercial vehicles only so unlikely you wil the Speedster launched there !

The German show alternates Frankfurt for passenger vehicles and Hanover for commercial vehicles.


Edited by WG on Monday 16th July 18:56