While the roads of Germany are already plowing the coupe of the new generation 911 with painted instruments, touch panels, smart electronic assistants and other new-fashioned “tripe”, from which conservative motorists stand on end, Porsche decided to launch the old-school double 911 Speedster of the outgoing generation 991, presented on June 8 as a concept. Everything is in it, as the “veterans” love: a 500-strong atmospheric engine (capable of spinning up to 9000 rpm), a 6-speed manual gearbox, no “music” (a huge hole gapes in the center console), a “fingered” windshield, “ bubbles ”of the fairings behind the back, round rear-view mirrors on thin legs and a large plaque of the filler neck on the lid of the trunk, which, for all 911’s, we recall, is in front.
The body of the new Speedster is made on the basis of the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, but is equipped with carbon-fiber exterior panels, and the chassis is borrowed from the model 911 GT3. The red color of the pre-production prototype, which was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show, refers to the Speedster of the late 80s, and in general the first model with this name appeared in the 50s of the last century with the filing of the American Porsche dealer Max Hoffman, who wanted to please the Yankees with a really fast car without roof Subsequently, double lightweight convertibles received the status of cult and became particularly desirable exhibits in the garages of wealthy фгещ collectorы. He also addresses the new Speedster.
In the Speedster series, the 991 generation will go only next year, when Porsche will be already stamping out the new 991st, and there will be a special relish in that side by side with high-tech, electronics-stuffed machines, the conveyor will be “empty”, but at the same time very expensive (the price is rumored to be around 200 thousand euros) sports cars in the style of the 50s. A total of 1948 copies of the new Speedster are planned to be released – this circulation was chosen in honor of the year when the automaker’s license was issued to Porsche, which it considers the year of its birth.
In Porsche fans’ circles, it is said that the current Speedster may be the last in history, since atmospheric engines and hand boxes have now become the most perfect anachronism in the world of elite sports cars, and there is no possibility to imagine Speedster without them. However, Porsche can make a knight’s move and turn the next Speedster into an electric car! Old-timers, of course, startled and, perhaps, even seek medical help, but the experience with the ultraconservation company Morgan, which electrified its legendary three-wheeled 3 Wheeler two years ago, shows that “electric shock” is quite a working marketing decision, although cruel.