RE: Porsche 911 Speedster goes on sale in UK

RE: Porsche 911 Speedster goes on sale in UK

Tuesday 7th May

Porsche 911 Speedster goes on sale in UK

Got £211,599 to spare? We know the perfect place to invest it...



Okay, okay - we already knew this to be the on-sale date of the limited-edition and last-of-the-991 Porsche 911s. But now there are a bucketload of lovely pics- and a video, naturally - and we couldn't resist sharing. Also, there is confirmation of the exact price - which is £211,599 including VAT; and of the exact power - which is 510hp - making it second only to the GT3 RS in the 4.0-litre pecking order.

That output has been achieved despite the introduction of two particulate filters which were necessary to comply with the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. The UK-specific press release suggests that 4.0 seconds is the official 0-62mph time (3.8 seconds was previously claimed) although we won't hold the marginal difference against Porsche given its laudable retention of the six-speed manual gearbox.

 

The manufacturer also reveals that the convertible compartment lid with its double-bubble headrest cowls is a single piece of carbon fibre reinforced plastic - and the largest and most complex component it has used in a road-going model thus far. The process of opening and closing it sounds interesting (it's part electrical, part manual) but we'll get into that when we have a go - which is due to happen imminently.

Much else you already know. There will be 1,948 units globally and production will kick off in the summer. If you're lucky enough to be among the few, a unique badge on the cross structure behind the front seats will tell you which serial number belongs to your car. Oh and if you want the Heritage Design package pictured, that'll be £15,302 including VAT...


















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Ekona

Original Poster:

1,573 posts

143 months

Tuesday 7th May
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I don't care if it's daft money, I don't care that the livery is questionable, all I know is that's one of the most beautiful and wonderful things I've ever seen.

glasso

12 posts

23 months

Tuesday 7th May
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It's all just too cynical an exercise on the part of Porsche at this stage.

Even though it looks reasonable.



Edited by glasso on Tuesday 7th May 09:00

C.MW

92 posts

10 months

Tuesday 7th May
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To be honest, I've never really been a fan of the 911. Its light-feeling front end (even with the 991 gen) combined with its tail that wags under hard braking always gets me a bit nervous every time I drive it, and the super tall gearing also puts me off a bit. But maybe, given this drop top model is built on the gt3's underpinnings and comes with the high-revving normally aspirated engine, I think I can look past all that just for once.

Edited by C.MW on Tuesday 7th May 02:57

jontykint

199 posts

70 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Ekona said:
I don't care if it's daft money, I don't care that the livery is questionable, all I know is that's one of the most beautiful and wonderful things I've ever seen.
In the context of Porsche from the last 10 years then yes I agree, but most beautiful thing ever seen...?
Really not sure about that one!

Nerdherder

616 posts

38 months

Tuesday 7th May
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“Got £211,599 to spare? We know the perfect place to invest it...”
Invest? Honestly PH..

P.s. I’m a tin top man but lovely car. Would be interesting to learn how the product development of the roof on such a low volume product works at Porsche.


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Titan2

29 posts

37 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Knowing what's happened to other limited edition Porsche's,I wonder how long it will be until
one of these is up for 500k?

Other than that,it's by far and away the best looking 911 convertible.

Normally I think the 911 is one of the worst looking drop tops because the loss of the fixed
roof just makes the rear end look even fatter and more out of proportion.

Evilex

463 posts

45 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Can I have one in off-white with a blue and red stripe and a number 53, please?

Y'know.. just to upset the investors.

Esceptico

1,666 posts

50 months

Tuesday 7th May
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I do have £211k spare but don’t have the right connection to UK dealers to be able to secure an order, even if I did want one.

Rarity aside not sure what this offers over a standard GT3.

Chubbyross

217 posts

26 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Esceptico said:
I do have £211k spare but don’t have the right connection to UK dealers to be able to secure an order, even if I did want one.

Rarity aside not sure what this offers over a standard GT3.
The fact that you’ll be able to double your money overnight will probably be the main appeal for the lucky ones.

rog007

5,054 posts

165 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Nerdherder said:
“Got £211,599 to spare? We know the perfect place to invest it...”
Invest? Honestly PH..
You beat me to it!

One can imagine the reaction in 5 years time if/when new government legislation around restrictions on the use of ICEs starts to affect their used values and then someone refers back to this ‘advice’! You’ve got to be so careful these days I thought?

Lovely car though. Just have to be careful what’s behind you when operating that roof it looks like!

howardhughes

304 posts

145 months

Tuesday 7th May
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In a heartbeat. Stunning.

Amanitin

211 posts

78 months

Tuesday 7th May
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half of the buttons blank in the centre console for £211,599 coffee
nice car nonetheless

dukebox9reg

1,256 posts

89 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Amanitin said:
half of the buttons blank in the centre console for £211,599 coffee
nice car nonetheless
Yeah I was thinking that, not very 'premium at all'. Also surprised nobody has mentioned the gear knob yet. Probably wrong but reminds me of my brothers old Ford Escort that he had about 10 years ago

Rony Tobbins

4 posts

31 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Well the development investment works because they are going to release a drop top gt3.

This will work like the manual gearbox in the 911R. They tested the market with a special edition and offset the development of the manual gearbox at the same time.

Just my prediction but Preuninger has said that there will be "unexpected things" coming from the GT department, cant wait to see what its gonna be smile

scottygib553

78 posts

36 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Stunning. I think PH's reference to "investment" is simply highlighting the inevitable.

Andy83n

32 posts

3 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Ekona said:
I don't care if it's daft money, I don't care that the livery is questionable, all I know is that's one of the most beautiful and wonderful things I've ever seen.
It has no right to look that good with the roof up and down.

wab172uk

1,300 posts

168 months

Tuesday 7th May
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More suited to California than Skegness


NJJ

160 posts

21 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Stunning car and for those who have the Golden Ticket and are invited to to buy relatively good value. Very special.

Audemars

422 posts

39 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Utterly repulsive. Not even a hint of good looking.

I know looks are subjective but surely a turd looks like a turd.

488 vs 458 is subjective.
Huracan vs Gallardo is subjective.
Aston vs Jag is subjective.

But a 911, Cayenne, Boxster, Cayman, any SUVs are turds.

777petrolhead

2 posts

74 months

Tuesday 7th May
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The surfer dude at the end has a smug look on his face cos he's thinking he got the better deal smile