Porsche unveils new 911

The 911 Speedster will be limited to 356 examples

PORSCHE HAS announced that it is to rekindle one of the most evocative names from its history with a new 911 Speedster model.

The open top two-seater 911 variant will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show and will be limited to a worldwide production run of just 356 examples as a tribute to the original Porsche 356 Speedster.

The limited edition model will feature major styling revisions with Porsche’s design team taking its inspiration from the original Speedster model, resulting in a lower, more rakish windscreen and a double-bubble hardcover for the soft-top roof.

Weight will be kept to a minimum and the 911 Speedster will incorporate a manually operated cover. Weighing just 1540kg, the new model will use a 408bhp 3.8-litre flat six engine to reach 62mph 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 189.5mph.

Porsche has even developed a special ‘Pure Blue’ paint colour for the model, which will go on sale in the UK in January 2011, priced from £144,100.

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