Porsche introduce the new Porsche 911 Speedster
New Porsche 911 Speedster is different from any other members of the 911 family
The name Speedster was first used on the classic Porsche 356 model of 1953. To celebrate the Speedster legend Porsche are introducing a new 911 Speedster at the Paris Motor Show.
This new Porsche 911 Speedster is different from any other members of the 911 family. It features a 60mm lowered and raked windscreen and a 'double bubble' hardcover for the manual roof. The striking profile of the new Porsche 911 Speedster is further defined by the use of the Carrera 4 body, the 44 millimetre wider rear stance of which additionally gives powerful visual emphasis to the rear wheel-drive configuration of the car.
The Porsche 911 Speedster features as standard a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) gearbox which transmits power via a limited slip differential to the rear axle, which lends further finesse to the chassis dynamics. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are also standard. Added to this is exemplary protection for the driver and passenger, with the safety roll-over protection system, which is standard in all open-top Porsche cars, being specifically tailored for the unique Speedster design.
With only 356 examples available the Porsche 911 Speedster goes on sale in January 2011 priced at £144,100.