Rumor: 992 Porsche 911 To Get Speedster Variant

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It will reportedly include the new GT3's raucous engine.

According to the UK-based publication Car Magazine, a 992-based limited-edition 911 Speedster variant is on its way and will debut at the 2023 LA Auto Show. According to the magazine, it will then go on sale in 2024. That's a long way away as the LA Auto show is usually in November, and Car Magazine doesn't cite its sources as anything but "those in the know," so we will file this as a strong rumor. That being said, Porsche has been working on a number of Heritage models of late.

Porsche 911 Speedster models are a variation of a convertible with the roof pretty much only stowed under the aerodynamic domes behind the seats for unexpected precipitation. The modern Porsche 911 versions pay homage to the legendary 356 Speedster of the 1950s.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Rear View Driving Porsche
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Side View Porsche

Porsche's previous 911 Speedster limited edition appeared in 2019 as a last call for the 991 generation. For that car, the GT3's spectacular engine was the source of motivation, giving owners a blast of aural pleasure that is impossible to experience with a closed roof.

The 911 Speedster models are defined by lowered bucket seats, a steeply raked windscreen, the "double bubble" behind the rear, and a snug convertible top. The rumored 992 version would follow the same tropes and is said to use the latest GT3's naturally aspirated flat-six engine once again. That's a 4.0-liter lump that revs out to 8,400 rpm while delivering 502 horsepower on the way.


The last Speedster model arrived late in the 991's lifespan, and only 1,948 were built to sell. It was built on the 911 GT3 chassis, which leads us to believe the next one will feature more than just the GT3's engine. It sold for $275,000, although, because it's Porsche, few left the factory for less than $300,000 after options. The final one was sold at an online charity auction hosted by RM Sotheby's for $500,000, then Porsche matched the final price as a donation to United Way Worldwide to help combat COVID-19 in America. We wouldn't be surprised if the first of the 992 Speedster's is auctioned in a similar manner, but until we have something concrete from Porsche itself, we'll try to contain our enthusiasm.


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