Rewind back to the beginning of June, and the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept made its world premiere at the “70 years of Porsche Sports Cars.” After its Germany debut, it made its way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to do its first driving demonstration.
Now, it has officially made its debut in the States – at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI (RRVI) that just wrapped up at Laguna Seca (Weathertech Raceway).
Porsche Motorsport, in collaboration with the 911 Speedster Concept’s “Exclusive Manufaktur,” merged historic and modern design. The example was presented as a first glimpse of a forthcoming Heritage design strategy in which the manufacturer is considering providing a modern take on themes and colors taken from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
From the the two-tone exterior paint and design of the mirrors, to the “spears” on the front fenders, many design cues reference the brand’s motorsport history. The headlight ensemble features opaque surfaces, in the shape of of an “X,” paying tribute to the early years of Porsche racing, when headlights were taped-up to protect them from breakage.
Under the hood, it houses a naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, pushing over 500 horsepower and boasting a 9,000-rpm redline. When paired with a six-speed manual transmission, this thing supposedly makes for quite the exhilarating driving experience.
Its said that a decision will be made soon to determine if the 911 Speedster Concept will make it to production. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.