Porsche 911 Speedster Sports

911 Speedster

The 2011 911 Speedster is only the fourth model to bear the Speedster name and is significantly different from other members of the 911 family. This two seat roadster is 2.36 inches lower, has a more raked windscreen, and the characteristic speedster double-bubble hardcover in place of the manual soft top. Production is limited to 356 units worldwide with approximately100 coming to the U.S.

All Porsches are performance driven and the 911 Speedster continues in true Porsche fashion with a 408-hp 3.8-liter flat six engine with an EPA rating of 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. The 2011 911 Speedster has a 0 - 60 performance of 4.2 seconds when outfitted with the Sport Chrono Plus has a top track speed of 190 mph.

Standard equipment is the 7-speed Porsch Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission sending power to the rear axle with a limited-slip differential lock. Unfortunately, a 6-speed manual transmission is not available. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and ceramic composite brakes are standard, too.

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. It also features a special front apron, specific sideskirts and a distinct rear apron.

In the U.S., the limited production 911 Carrera Speedster will be available beginning in early 2011, MSRP will be $204,000, plus $950 destination charge.

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