Porsche 911 Speedster to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Paying homage to the first Porsche model to bear the Speedster name – the 356 Speedster – Porsche has announced that a new 911 Speedster will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Significantly different from other members of the 911 family, this two-seat roadster features a 2.36″ (60 millimeter) lower, more raked windscreen and the characteristic speedster double-bubble hardcover for the manual soft top.

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Recently, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) had launched a campaign: My Classic Porsche Search. This national search was to focus on finding the oldest Porsches in 12 distinctive model categories, as well as the very oldest Porsche of all. (Read: Can You Search the Oldest Porsche?)

Helping to define the striking profile of the new 2011 911 Speedster, the 1.73″ (44 millimeter) wide-body from the AWD 911 models makes the rear-wheel-drive only Speedster stand out even more, Porsche says. The production run of this car will be limited to 356 units.

The conception of the current Speedster comes from Porsche Exclusive – the department specializing in individualization of all Porsche cars and limited production models like the 911 Speedster.

The 2011 Speedster heralds the 25th anniversary of Porsche Exclusive which will be celebrated in 2011, and once again, demonstrates the small-series competence of Porsche Exclusive after the European success of the 2010 911 Sport Classic, according to the company.

The 911 Speedster features almost all optional equipment of the 911 series and its appeal also comes from its meticulously hand-finished interior in black smooth-finish leather with numerous exterior color painted details exclusive to the Speedster.

These include decorative designs with checkerboard patterns in the seat center-section of the adaptive sports seats suggestive of a checkered flag, and the leather side bolsters in the exterior color.

The sporty flavor is further enhanced by the exterior color “Pure Blue” which has been developed exclusively for the Speedster, providing an intriguing contrast with the tinted front lights, black headlight rings, black windscreen surround and other black decorative designs.

Upon request, the Speedster is available in Carrara White, at no extra cost. It also features a special front apron, specific sideskirts and a distinct rear apron.

In the U.S., the 911 Carrera Speedster will be available beginning in early 2011, at $204,000.

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