The A version of the Speedster now used a similar dash to the rest of the range, with three equal-sized dials, although the ignition switch remained to the right of the steering column.

In other respects, too, the Speedster was updated in line with the rest of the range, while retaining the cut-down screen, basic hood and side-curtains in place of wind-up windows.

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

Capacity: 1582cc

Compression ratio: 7.5:1

Maximum Power: 60bhp @ 4500rpm

Maximum Torque: 110Nm @ 2800rpm

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

Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres

Length: 3950mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 760kg

Did you know?

0-62mph: 16.0sec Top speed: 99mph

The Speedster name returned on the 3.2 Carrera version in 1989, and again with the 964 Speedster