German car-maker Porsche has announced yet another variant of its aging 911, dubbed the 911 Speedster, which will make its official debut at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Porsche is building a new 911 Speedster with a limited production run of 356 units worldwide, 15 of which are allocated to Canada at the price of $245,000. This Speedster can be differentiated with the regular 911 with it’s 60mm lower ride height, a more raked front windscreen, a flat contour hood as well as the distinctive double-bubble hardcover for the soft top.
Fortunately, Porsche hasn’t given the new Speedster the same 1.1-litre B4 drivetrain that powered the original model, instead giving it a 3.8-litre flat six engine that has been tuned to generate 408 ponies – 23bhp more than the superfast 911 Carrera S.
Standard features that make the drive of the Porsche 911 Speedster more exhilarating include a 7-speed Porshce Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The 356 units of the 911 Speedster will go on sale in Germany for € 201,682 ($263,636 USD), including Germany’s 19% VAT in December 2010.