If there is one lesson to be learned from Porsche, it is to never call their bluff. That’s because Porsche doesn’t bluff. Their confidence is backed by their amazing products. To many fans, only one car could surpass the fun of a 911 GT3. Offering it as a convertible would be the ultimate farewell to the 991.2 series, so the 2019 Porsche Speedster was unveiled in New York.
The new 2020 Porsche 911 is based on a new chassis. While the 992 series will eventually include turbos, targas, and GT models, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S are all the only examples rolling off the assembly line. Until then, the 911 Speedster will be offered with all the best parts.
Starting with the 4.0L engine from the GT3 RS, each cylinder has its own throttle body. Borrowed from the 911 GT3 R, it allows for instant throttle response in any situation. It allows 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque to spin a six-speed manual. Thankfully, the PDK automatic is not even an option. You will hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds on your way to 192 mph.
The windshield and windows are much shorter, and they are covered by a manually operated soft top. Carbon fiber was used for the deck lid, hood, and fenders to keep weight to a minimum. The six speed transmission is 9 lbs lighter than the 7-speed stick offered in the Carrera, and the close ratios allow the engine to stay in the powerband.
Air Conditioning is also omitted, but it can be added for an unspecified sum. With a curb weight of 3,230 lbs, it will more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Unfortunately Porsche is only building 1,948 examples as a grand finale for their 70th anniversary. If your old speedster has seen better days, click the link below to find our dealer near you.