The 997 Speedster revived a classic Porsche name, first seen on the 356, which is why Porsche sold just 356 examples of this limited edition 911.
Like the Sport Classic before it, the Speedster had Fuch-style wheels and the wider Carrera 4 rear bodywork, although it was rear-wheel drive. The windscreen was 60mm and more steeply raked than normal, and met a manually operated hood. When the hood was lowered, it sat under a distinctive double bubble tonneau.
The 3.8-litre engine produced 408bhp, thanks to a PowerKit, while the power went through a PDK transmission. PCCB brakes were standard. The Speedster was offered in a choice of two colours; Pure Blue or Carrara White. The interior leather was black with inserts to match the paintwork.
How to spot
- Lowered windscreen
- Simple, squat hood
- Double bubble rear tonneau
- Speedster badging
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum Power: 408bhp @ 7300rpm
Maximum Torque: 420Nm @ 4400-5600rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm discs; rear: 350mm discs; PCCB, servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 19×8.5J with 235/35ZR19 tyres. Rear: 19x11J with 305/30ZR19 tyres
Did you Know?
Porsche made a 911 Speedster based on the 3.2 Carrera and again with the 964