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Porsche Is Bringing Back The 911 Speedster

This highly limited 911 marks the end of the 991.2-generation 911.

We all know money is part of it, but Porsche insists that it’s in the game for its fans. Even though its cars cost a pretty penny, it loves to make special editions that recount some of the most rare and popular models it has ever made. The current 911R is a shoutout to the ultra-rare 1967 Porsche 911R that only saw 20 examples ever made, but it's not all Porsche has in store for the 991.2-generation 911. That's because Car Magazine has learned that Porsche is planning to debut a 911 Speedster at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

It’ll replace the previous-generation 997 911 Speedster that came out in 2010 and marked the end of its respective 911 generation. To celebrate its life, the Speedster came with its characteristic look, embodied by a shorter windshield, large rear end, unique body kit, new front fascia, and a convertible design with a strange double bubble roof cover at the rear. In typical 911 Speedster tradition, this 991.2-generation Speedster will mark the end of its generation, which will soon be replaced by the 992-generation 911. It’s recommended that performance seekers stick with the 911 GT2 RS. That’s because the last 911 Speedster featured a 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the GTS that made "only" 402 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Car Magazine claims it wasn’t the most impressive thing to drive, but luckily the new 911 Speedster should have a more spritely engine provided it gets its power from the current 911 GTS. If that’s the case, expect it to come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine making 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Being a special edition, it’ll also cost a heck of a lot more than the $120,000 911 GTS. That’s a tradition purists may not be so happy about because it means they can expect to shell out over $200,000 for the sports car. At least it won’t all be for the bragging rights because with 356-unit production run (an ode to the original Porsche 356 Speedster), it’ll hit collector status in no time.

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