Porsche Unveils 911 Speedster Concept to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Evoking the early 356 Roadster, the 500-hp 911 concept chops the roof off a GT3.

Seventy years ago, the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster got its operating permit, and the roads were never the same. In honor of that anniversary, the German carmaker has unveiled a new special 911 called the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept. The car is basically a GT3 with its roof chopped off and with styling elements that honor the open top version of the legendary 356 Speedster. According to Luxury Launches, the body of the concept comes from the Carrera 4 Cabriolet, but there are a few changes: the windscreen is shorter and steeply raked and the standard wings and hood has been replaced with carbon-fiber replacements. The interior features carbon bucket seats and has removed the A/C unit and music system to shed weight.

The 911 Speedster Concept has the same 500-hp, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine and six-speed manual gearbox as the current 911 GT3. The car has a two-tone paint scheme of GT Silver and White that harkens back to old Porsche racing cars.

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