Porsche 911 Speedster goes on sale in UK


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 07 May 2019

    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 07 May 2019

    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 07 May 2019

    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 07 May 2019

    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 07 May 2019

    “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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