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    Re: 991 Speedster

    That's a beauty. I would only change the side mirrors 


    Re: 991 Speedster

    That is really a hell of a concept - melikey ! However, a lot of those nice details such as the center petrol cap may not survive safety and whatever EU regulations...


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Reminds me of the modern-retro details of the Boxster concept car many years ago.  There's still hope for the evergreen 911 in the 992 variant.


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    CGX car nut:

    Reminds me of the modern-retro details of the Boxster concept car many years ago.  There's still hope for the evergreen 911 in the 992 variant.

    I got the exact same feeling.Smiley


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Spyderidol:
    CGX car nut:

    Reminds me of the modern-retro details of the Boxster concept car many years ago.  There's still hope for the evergreen 911 in the 992 variant.

    I got the exact same feeling.Smiley

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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Do you think the production version will lose any/many details? I love it!


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    the-missile:
    bluelines:

    It looks like it does not know if it should be modern or retro yes 

    we call it neo-retro, same spirit was used for my car Smiley

    Your car has style. This concept not.


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Grant:

    Do you think the production version will lose any/many details? I love it!

    Probably it will lose several concept car details including the bullet rearview mirrors and the center filler cap.  Would expect many of the other details to remain.  


    Re: 991 Speedster

    the lack of roof top which is just covered by tonneau top during parking will be out and replaced by a soft top seen on carrera. probably automatic also to lose all the lightweight engineering associated to this beauty.

    in short, the paint scheme, the interior and the wheels will stay. all specific interesting details will be gone.


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    bluelines:
    the-missile:
    bluelines:

    It looks like it does not know if it should be modern or retro yes 

    we call it neo-retro, same spirit was used for my car Smiley

    Your car has style. This concept not.

    that is nice, thanks Smiley


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    That looks pretty good ! Love those headlight details 


    Re: 991 Speedster

    I really like it. If the car presented in Paris in September looks like this concept, I'll tell my dealer to keep me on the list despite the fact it is MT.kiss

    However, the photos of the black cab in this thread don't remotely look like the concept car.yes


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Very cool indeed, but if the translation from 93 Boxster Concept to 97 Boxster production is any parallel, then the production Speedster will only bear resemblance to this Concept.


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    nberry:

    I really like it. If the car presented in Paris in September looks like this concept, I'll tell my dealer to keep me on the list despite the fact it is MT.kiss

    15 years ago if someone would of told me you would be driving a 911 (which I remember you calling a "glorified beetle"Smiley back then) I would of said that he was crazy... ok, I was wrong, but now a manual version?  Somebody pinch me!SmileySmiley


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    Press Release: "The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: open-top and pure"

    Porsche will be giving itself an excellent present for the 70th anniversary of its sports cars: the 911 Speedster...

    The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept

    The anniversary model forges a link between the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, which received its operating permit on June 8, 1948, and the Porsche cars of today. With its pure concept and historically accurate execution, the 911 Speedster concept reflects the brand essence of the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer with precise clarity. A pure driving experience is the main emphasis of the car. The drive technology under the two-tone shell of the concept study is derived from the current GT models. It was developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, which is the birth place of the 911 GT2 RS and, most recently, the GT3 RS. The 911 Speedster Concept celebrated its world premiere as part of the official ‘70 years Porsche sportscar’ anniversary celebrations in Zuffenhausen. The concept study offers a glimpse of a potential series-production version, although this model may not be presented until 2019. A decision on whether to move ahead will be made in the coming months.

    The characteristics of the 911 Speedster Concept include the shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen and correspondingly shortened side windows. These features give the sports car study an even stockier profile with a very low fly line, which is reminiscent of its predecessors such as the Porsche 356 - 1500 Speedster. A special rear cover made of carbon fibre connects behind the front seats, covering a roll-over protection structure and featuring a ‘double bubble’, a traditional element of this sports car design since the 911 Speedster from 1988. Two contrasting black slats between the ‘humps’ add an aerodynamic touch, and a transparent Plexiglas wind deflector features an engraved ‘70 years of Porsche’ logo.

    Lightweight principles of the Speedster philosophy

    As dictated by the historic original, the 911 Speedster Concept also features a lightweight tonneau cover instead of a convertible top. This cover protects the car interior from rain when parked, and is attached using eight Tenax fasteners. The lightweight principles of the Speedster philosophy continue through into the interior, where the navigation, radio and air conditioning systems have all been eliminated. The full bucket seats are made of carbon, and the light brown Aniline leather covers in Cognac 356 pick up on features from the car’s classic predecessors.

    911 Speedster Concept, 2018, Porsche AG

    The Aniline leather covers in Cognac 356 pick up on features from the car’s classic predecessors

    The broad body of the concept car has been borrowed from the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, although the wings, front bonnet and rear cover of the concept are made of lightweight carbon-fibre composite material. The paintwork in the traditional colours of GT Silver and White harks back to Porsche’s early racing cars – as do many of the other carefully crafted details, such as the 50s-style central fuel tank cap positioned in the middle of the front bonnet, the classic Talbot shape of the exterior mirrors or the unique design of the main headlights. Transparent and opaque surfaces on the headlight covers produce a cross-like effect and are nod to a practice prevalent in Porsche’s early years in motorsport. At the time, the original headlights were taped before races to protect them against stone chipping and to prevent the glass from shattering. The wide B-pillars and the rear are decorated with milled, gold-plated Speedster lettering.

    Below the bodywork, the 911 Speedster Concept relies on state-of-the-art components. The chassis essentially comes from the 911 GT3, with contrasting high gloss polished clover-leaf details on the imposing 21-inch rims in Fuchs design. It is the first time that these wheels are presented with centre locks. The GT developers also contributed the exhaust system with titanium tailpipes and the powertrain, which includes a six-speed manual transmission. The six-cylinder flat engine in this minimalist concept study delivers over 500 hp and reaches speeds of up to 9,000 rpm.

    The history of Porsche Speedster models begins in the USA

    Speedster variants of sports car models, which combine open-top driving pleasure with incredibly distinctive driving dynamics, have been part of the Porsche company history since 1952. The forefather of Porsche Speedster models, the 356 - 1500 America Roadster, had an aluminium body manufactured entirely by hand. It weighed 60 kilograms less than the 356 Coupé and its top speed of 175 km/h with its 70-hp four-cylinder flat engine was an impressive feat at the time. Featuring slot-in windows for the doors, a folding rain-cover top and lightweight bucket seats, this car developed exclusively for the US market was built just 16 times and already embodied several key elements of the Speedster design.

    911 Speedster Concept, 2018, Porsche AG

    The rear are decorated with milled, gold-plated Speedster lettering

    By 2010, eight different series and special models had been created with the ‘Speedster’ byname. The 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT Speedster represented a highlight in 1957, and the first 911 Speedster followed in 1988. The 356 units of the 911 Speedster produced for the 997 series in 2010 saw a temporary end to the production of Speedster variants.

    70 years Porsche sportscar

    In a special exhibition at the Porsche Museum, the company is now showcasing numerous stories and milestones with which Porsche has decisively influenced the development of the sports car since 1948 and continues to do so today. Its aim is to highlight outstanding Porsche developments over the past seven decades.

    The sports car manufacturer is also celebrating this anniversary with numerous activities around the world throughout 2018. Tomorrow, June 9, Porsche will be inviting fans to its Sports Car Together Day at all of its sites around the world. On the weekend of June 16–17, the sports car manufacturer will host employees, residents of the Zuffenhausen district and prospective customers at a celebration in and around the plant in Stuttgart.

    The Festival of Speed, held from July 12–15 at Goodwood in the UK, will also celebrate the anniversary, as will Rennsport Reunion in California from September 27–30. The celebrations will conclude with the “Sound Night” event which will be held for the first time in the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on October 13.  

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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Very cool. They have done a great job


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Not sure about the wing mirrors but love it in general. 


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    Re: 991 Speedster

     And I’m fine with the retro mirrors, but gold lettering? Too much reminder of this 80s-90s trend in Japanese cars...angry

     

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    Re: 991 Speedster

    4trac:

     And I’m fine with the retro mirrors, but gold lettering? Too much reminder of this 80s-90s trend in Japanese cars...angry

     

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    Or the original 50’s Speedster.  


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Carlos from Spain:
    nberry:

    I really like it. If the car presented in Paris in September looks like this concept, I'll tell my dealer to keep me on the list despite the fact it is MT.kiss

    15 years ago if someone would of told me you would be driving a 911 (which I remember you calling a "glorified beetle"Smiley back then) I would of said that he was crazy... ok, I was wrong, but now a manual version?  Somebody pinch me!SmileySmiley

    A lot depends on price and availability. 

    FWIW, Porsche 15 years ago wasn’t producing cars like the GT models of today. My view though they were a great value for the performance they delivered, they were boring to drive. That’s no longer the case especially with the G T models.Smiley


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    I must confess that I have never been a fan of the speedster (The Quasimodo look has never done it for me), but I love this car. Thoroughly impractical (unless one lives in a very warm climate), but absolutely stunning.


    Re: 991 Speedster

    nberry: 

    FWIW, Porsche 15 years ago wasn’t producing cars like the GT models of today. My view though they were a great value for the performance they delivered, they were boring to drive. That’s no longer the case especially with the G T models.Smiley

    Boring to drive? I bet you this 2003 GT3 RS is way more exciting and involving to drive than any modern GT car from Porsche indecision

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    Re: 991 Speedster

    MT again... huge mistake... and personally I love the car but hate the humps.


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Why show a concept at this stage yes  Mirrors will not make it . EU laws want bigger . 


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    A few more pics of the Porsche 991 Speedster Concept...

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    Re: 991 Speedster

    Given the heterogeneity of design details across 70 years, the insistence of MT only “purity” is far from credible, particularly since PDK began with the 962 in the 80s, and is arguably a major performance advance for Porsche.


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    Re: 991 Speedster

    I’m putting black electrical tape X on my headlights now. So cool. 

    But serious - Nick if you can get this car and don’t want it let me know. 😎


    Re: 991 Speedster

    Here is a 1955 Speedster. It stole the show at our 70th Porsche birthday drive around today. I don't know why these pictures are sideways and can't straighten them out. I also included a picture while we were driving out from the Del Coronado where over 70 Porsche's were parked. We then participated in a 2 hour drive through San Diego, La Jolla and Rancho Santa1528581660832IMG_0880.JPG Fe.IMG_0873.JPGIMG_0872.JPG
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