Porsche celebrates 70 years with cool retro car release
German car manufacturer Porsche will be celebrating its 70th birthday soon. To honor another milestone in its history, the company will be bringing out 911 Speedster, a highly unique car model inspired by the Porsche 356 1500 Speedster series from 1948.
The car was designed in Porsche Motorsport, a subdivision dedicated to the creation of top-of-the-line and sport modifications of Porsche vehicles.
The anniversary Speedster series will come equipped with a four-cylinder opposed-piston engine capable of producing up to 500 hp / 370 kW. As you probably already know, the same engine comes with the 911 GT3 RS and can spin up to 9,000 RPM.
The vehicle is going to use the Carrera 4 Cabriolet body with the hood cover, fenders and rear replaced with carbon parts. The interior will only offer seats for the driver and one passenger because of a weird-looking “double bubble” aerodynamic arrangement taking up the back seat row. The car is also going to have a button-fastened soft top instead of the solid roof.
The inside of the spectacular Porsche 911 Speedster will be dressed in brown and black, with leather-clad bucket seats and carbon decorative moldings throughout. There will be no climate control, multimedia or navigation.
The car will get the iconic silvery-white streak running across its entire body, once a distinguishing feature of all racecars. It will also boast a number of typical “retro” features, such as teardrop-shaped side mirror holders, a stainless-steel fuel tank plug in the middle of the hood, racing embellishments etc.
The one major point the manufacturer has never touched upon is whether the Porsche 911 Speedster is going to get a series release. Nonetheless, we think it’s safe to count on at least a small batch – after all, who would miss an opportunity to capitalize on an anniversary series? Those always sell like hot cakes anyway.
The official premiere should happen sometime in 2018.