Porsche introduced the Speedster name for the first time in 1995. Designed primarily for the US market this was a car with a lower windscreen, simple hood and side-curtains in place of wind-up windows. It was a fun car for use in warm, dry climates.

The interior was different, with three dials in a raised pod, simple bucket seats and no glove box.

How to Spot

Low windscreen with simple, low-slung hood. Side curtains in place of glass windows. Speedster script on engine cover.


Capacity: 1488cc

Compression ratio: 7:1

Maximum Power: 55bhp @ 4400rpm

Maximum Torque: 106Nm @ 2800rpm

Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums

Suspension: Front: Double parallel arms with torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 3.25Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres 3.25Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres

Length: 3950mm

Width: 1660mm

Weight: 760kg

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0-60mph: 16.5 sec Top speed: 95mph