We knew Porsche would put it into production.
Earlier this month, Porsche showed off the 911 Speedster Concept: a topless version of the beloved GT3. Though it was only a concept, a new Speedster has been rumored for quite some time, and Porsche revealed a lot about the car's performance. The Speedster has been spotted testing at various points in the development cycle, and now the car has been seen lapping the Nurburgring looking pretty darn close to production specification. So what can we expect from the swan song of the 991.2 generation?
For starters, this is the first time that we've seen what will likely be the production roof without any camouflage. The concept version didn't show any images of the roof, and earlier test mules sported a more conventional convertible top. This roof looks like the real deal, and reminds us a lot of the roof on the Boxster Spyder. Like the Boxster Spyder, the 911 Speedster's roof will probably be manually operated to save weight. This test mule also shows off a large rear spoiler, which appears to be power adjustable. The spoiler will likely rest flat on the deck lid when not in use, then deploy when the car reaches a certain speed or the driver pushes a button.
We expect to see a full reveal of the Speedster next month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. For now, these spy shots give us a pretty good idea of what the the car will look like, and we already know that it will be powered by a 4.0-liter 500 horsepower flat-six from the GT3.