Built as the ultimate send-off to the 991 generation, the Porsche 911 Speedster is essentially a drop-top GT3 with power coming from a 4.0-liter flat-six rated at 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft that revs all the way to 9,000 rpm.
A six-speed manual sends power to the tarmac, with Porsche claiming the Speedster will sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds onto a top speed of 192 mph. Throttle response has also been made even sharper thanks to individual throttle bodies. As well as getting the GT3’s engine, the Speedster features GT3-derived dynamic engine mounts and a specially-calibrated rear axle steering system.
Unique design elements include a low-cut front windshield, while drivers will have to operate the fabric top manually. In order to keep weight down to a svelte 3,230 pounds, the interior boasts door pulls instead of handles, lightweight door panels and storage nets. Air conditioning comes as an optional extra. Red interior accents and seats embossed with the Speedster logo help set the model apart from standard 911s.
Only 1,946 units are slated for production, with prices starting from $275,750. Buyers will also have a chance to buy a 911 Speedster Chronograph watch featuring a carbon-fiber dial and strap made of Porsche interior leather.