2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, front 3/4 view
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, front 3/4 view
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, rear 3/4 view
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, profile
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster, interior
Some look at the emergence of a new Porsche 911 and see a car. But to Porsche engineers, it might as well be a reset button. Because every time a new 911 comes out, it sets off a tidal wave of new variants to follow, including convertibles, turbos, targas, GT3s... the works.

The next down the pipeline, though, could be one of the most desirable. That, according to German publication Auto Bild, will be a new 911 Speedster. When it arrives early in 2015, the special roadster will reportedly be limited to just 550 examples in tribute to the original 550 Spyder.

It'll reportedly have hidden door handles, a chopped-down windshield and a fabric top to be used only in case of emergency, manually disappearing below a carbon-fiber cowling. All of which makes it sounds as much like a bigger version of the Boxster Spyder as a successor to the last 911 Speedster (pictured above), and that's no bad thing at all.


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      fordskydog
      • 1 Year Ago
      NO! If you want to do something special to commemorate the 550, use a more appropriate drivetrain layout! Make a Boxster speedster with the balls it has always deserved!
        jj360
        • 1 Year Ago
        @fordskydog
        Agreed and if they are going to put the elements behind the headrest just put one behind the driver please. The Boxster RS60 Spyder was really nice. http://www.thetorquereport.com/porsche_boxster_rs60_spyder_002.jpg
      jbm0866
      • 1 Year Ago
      The front 3/4 view.. Not a good look
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      For those with more money than sense
      DRAGON
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yawn...
      • 1 Year Ago
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      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will this one also charge $100k to take out the rear seats and cover over the space?
      Izaerian
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's amazing how the roughly 4 square feet of body work behind the seats completely ruins the otherwise clean styling from EVERY possible angle. I would rather see a folded up chintzy ragtop than some giant bubble butt. Just holding my thumb over the picture makes it look eleventy thousand percent better.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Izaerian
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      jj360
      • 1 Year Ago
      I swear I first read the title as "911 Speedster as 550 tribute is the hunchback of Paris". Did it change?