Of all the names and model designations used by Porsche in its illustrious history, there are two that stand out more than others: the 911 and Speedster. And it's easy to see why. The Porsche 911 has become the de facto sportscar since its introduction in 1963 and many people simply refer to the seminal 356 convertible as the Porsche Speedster.
The Speedster variants Porsche made out of its 911 range in the '80s and '90s went down as one of the most iconic in the company's history. But with the Boxster already in the line-up, making a 911 Speedster today would make about as much sense as, um.... mounting a flat six behind the rear axle. So what are they preparing instead? Well, if these spy shots are any indication, some sort of Boxster-based Speedster.
Come August 19th, the C16 model line will grow from two models to three with the addition of the C16 Speedster announced today. Joining the Coupe and Cabrio versions of Callaway's Corvette-based supercar, the C16 Speedster is, in our eyes, the most equisite looking Callaway evar. It's appropriate then that the new open-air head scrubber will debut at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the poshest car show on the continent.