The long, checkered history of the Speedster has a clear physical core: its engine deep in the rear. In the new 911 Speedster, this is a high-performance 4.0-liter naturally aspirated, horizontally opposed engine. For a high-revving concept that reaches 9,000rpm. Maximum torque is 346 lb-ft. And output a whopping 502 hp.
The acceleration and speed values are also extraordinary. Because the new 911 Speedster sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 s, thanks to its 6-speed GT sport manual transmission. Before reaching a top track speed of 192 mph.
Extremely robust and high-performing, the RS engine was originally based on that of the 911 GT3 Cup. The oil supply principle also originates from motorsport and uses a dry sump and separate engine oil tank, fully variable oil pressure pump and highly efficient supply of the bearings via the crankshaft.
The four-valve technology with cam followers and rigid valve control has also been fully tested on the race track. The engine block and cylinder heads are made of aluminium, and the titanium piston rods are forged. Thanks to VarioCam, the camshaft adjustment is finely tuned according to engine speed and load. Six individual throttle valves ensure optimum air supply to every cylinder.
At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. At high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels.
Dynamic engine mounts:
This electronically regulated system minimizes perceptible oscillations and the vibration of the entire drivetrain, in particular the engine, so that the benefits of a hard and a soft engine mounting arrangement can be used.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
This electronic adjustment of the damping control system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM):
PSM is an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV):
This system operates in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock. For increased traction and improved lateral dynamics, as well as enhanced stability when cornering under load change conditions and when changing lanes.
The optional Chrono Package allows you to display, save and evaluate times for your favourite routes or commute.
We have nothing against nostalgia, but when it comes to active safety, we rely on modern, motorsport-tested technology: with the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). They have a diameter of 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance. They are standard on the new 911 Speedster.
The use of six-piston yellow (black in the Heritage Design Package) aluminium monobloc fixed calipers on the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers on the rear – provides extremely high and above all consistent braking forces.
PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. And improves safety under high-speed braking, thanks to its excellent fade resistance.
The crucial advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50% lighter than cast-iron discs of a similar design and size. The result of this reduction in unsprung, rotatory masses is better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and a further improvement in handling.
Clearly a 911. And then again not. The Speedster is probably the most individual 911 concept that you will see on the world’s roads. And definitely one of the most beautiful.
There is no doubt that its proportions, lines and design language are unmistakable. Its CFRP fenders are muscular and its headlights are round – as is typical of the 911. The front apron with its large cooling air intakes and black spoiler lip is also typical – of the 911 GT models. As is the contouring of the front lid made of carbon fiber. No wonder, because the design and wide body are based on the 911 GT3.
But things get even more fascinating. The windshield is extremely low, making the car even flatter, more compact and more athletic. This is a long tradition with the Speedster. For which there are three very good reasons: proximity to the road, constant flirting with the elements and unadulterated sporty driving.
The 20-inch forged alloy wheels with center-locking wheels and Porsche Crest reveal the proximity to the race track. And allow a clear view of the standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). ‘The Speedster’ is essentially a Porsche GT model. With an exceptional design.
The streamliners are undoubtedly the distinguishing feature of every 911 Speedster. With their aerodynamic shape, they visually extend the headrests towards the rear of the car. And in the new 911 Speedster, they are even longer and more contoured than ever before, thus removing the slight hunchback that was given to the broadly shaped rear of earlier days.
Sporty features of the new 911 Speedster: the athletic rear, the sport exhaust system with its two central tailpipes and the lightweight rear fascia with additional air outlets.
The new 911 Speedster: our contribution to embellishing the roads. And an anthem to these. A very special 911.
We are extremely committed to our sporting heritage. And honor this with the optionally available Heritage Design Package for the new 911 Speedster. The many high-quality details and extraordinary overall package also show how much pleasure we take from this commitment. Because the Heritage Design Package has been devised by Porsche Designers and implemented with superb craftsmanship in the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. With a puristic design, it stylishly guides the driver to the roots of the brand.
A traditional, sporty finish in GT Silver Metallic forms the basis of the Heritage Design Package. A reminder of the pioneering days of motorsport, when most race cars competing at the world’s race tracks still bore this color.
With its nostalgic design, the painted white front section is reminiscent of the race versions of the 356. The so-called ‘lollipop’ on the doors and front lid is iconic, and also provides an exclusive opportunity to turn the 911 Speedster into your dream sports car: with either the number ‘48’ – reflecting the year that Porsche was founded – or your personal start number. The historic ‘PORSCHE’ logo on the side of the car rounds off the image. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) calipers are exclusively painted in black (high-gloss) for this optional package and feature a white ‘PORSCHE’ logo.
Gold-colored ‘Speedster’ logos at the rear and on the sides of the streamliners complete the harmonious overall concept. Trimmed in the historic design: the Porsche Crest on the front lid and the wheels which are painted in satin platinum.
In the interior, elements made of high-quality natural Cognac leather complement the overall image of the two-tone leather interior. For example, the full bucket seats are finished entirely in Cognac leather, and the historic Porsche Crest is embossed on the headrests. The seat backrests are painted in GT Silver Metallic.
The sport steering wheel is classic black, the steering wheel rim made of leather and the 12 o‘clock marker an indication of its motorsport heritage. The instruments are reminiscent of the 1960s Porsche design, when the needle was white and both the numbers and increment markings were green. Elegant: the ‘Speedster’ logo in silver color on the passenger trim strips.
The plaque featuring the anniversary logo between the seats reflects the fact that the new 911 Speedster is strictly limited to 1,948 units. It is no coincidence that this number is also reminiscent of the year the first sports car bearing the name Porsche was produced.
Interior features in carbon-weave finish epitomize the bold, sporty character, such as the door sill guards and dashboard trim strips featuring the ‘Speedster’ logo. The door opening straps are in keeping with the lightweight design. Entirely in the style of a Porsche GT model. The same applies to the shortened gear lever with black leather grip.
Despite their sporty design, the full bucket seats made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) have electric seat height adjustment, are pleasantly comfortable and provide maximum lateral support – on winding coastal roads, for example. The seat bolsters, perforated seat centers and headrests with embroidered ‘Speedster’ logo in black are made of smooth-finish black leather.
Air conditioning? No need for this in a car with so much free spirit – and therefore not fitted as standard, but available as an option at no extra cost.
There is not much to say about the rear seats. Because they are simply not available in this 911. A Speedster, with the DNA of a Porsche GT.
One tradition that we particularly uphold: to be as accurate as possible when it comes to timing. With every second. And with seven decades of Porsche history. We are again returning to our origins and writing a new chapter of our contemporary history. With the 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package and matching Chronograph 911 Speedster in a heritage design. A watch that not only tells the time, but also 70 years of Porsche history.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Speedster in a heritage design and the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Speedster are also strictly limited to 1,948 units, just like the 911 Speedster.
You can recount both contemporary history and Porsche history: with the 911 Speedster and the Chronograph 911 Speedster. Because both have been built according to the principles of a Porsche : with intensive development work, a lengthy testing program and a great deal of attention to detail. In short: a tribute to every single second of Porsche history.
The 911 Speedster and its timepiece counterparts can exclusively be ordered at your authorized Porsche Dealer. Just as your car can be manufactured according to your individual wishes, the rotor of your watch can also be modelled on your choice of wheel. The car and watch are delivered together. The Porsche Chronograph 911 Speedster and Porsche Chronograph 911 Speedster in a heritage design are also strictly limited to 1,948 units, just like the 911 Speedster.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
Design and cylinders
Max. power at rpm
Max. torque at rpm
Max. engine speed
Max. power per liter
2 intake / 2 exhaust
Exhaust emission treatment
Dual catalytic converters
VarioCam timing control for intake and exhaust camshafts
EPA estimates not yet available.
Chassis and Suspension
MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar
LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar
Electric power-assisted steering with variable steering ratio
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
9 J x 20 ET55
245/35 ZR 20
12 J x 20 ET47
305/30 ZR 20
Top track speed
0 - 60 mph
Width (w/ mirrors)
Width (w/ mirrors folded)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Front luggage compartment volume