Eventhough Porsche have started selling the 992 model of the Porsche 911 Carrera back in August 2019, Porsche Malaysia dealer, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) recently launched the 991 generation of new 911 Speedster via a virtual video launch, that was design and built to pay tribute to Ferry Porsche’s dream of combining motorsport technology into a day to day use open top car.
Powering the new Porsche 911 Speedster is the same engine that was found in the Porsche 911 GT3. This engine is the 4.0L naturally aspirated flat-6 that produces a whopping 510 bhp at 9,000rpm, while the peak torque of 470 Nm is produce at 6,250rpm. These figures allowed the 911 Speedster to achieve the century sprint in 4.0 seconds while topping out at 310km/h.
As for transmission, the 911 Speedster comes with a 6-speed manual transmission that features auto-blip functions. The 6-speed transmission then is linked up to a mechanical Limited Slip Differential that reduces tyre slip during dynamic driving.
To further enhance the driving experience, Porsche fitted the 911 Speedster with rear-axle steering and dynamic engine mounts that was taken from the 911 GT3. On top of that, control systems like the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), and PASM to keep the car constantly on the road. The 911 Speedster gets 20-inch forged alloy wheels to provide space for the PCCB brakes (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakte) that comes standard with the Speedster.
Moving on to the looks, the 911 Speedster comes with the double-bubble streamliners on top of the convertible top compartment lid which is an icon for the Speedster. This compartment lid is the largest and most complex component to date that Porsche ever used in a road going model that was made out of a single-piece carbon fibre reinforced plastic. To allow the owners to put down the roof with ease, Porsche made the central locking hook at the windscreen frame and both side of the fin to be release at the push of the button.
The 911 Speedster have plenty of shared elements that was 1st found on the Porsche GT3. From the outside, there are the carbon-fibre front bonnet, front bumper design (with redesigned front lip spoiler), aerodynamically tuned rear spoiler, and rear bumper design just to name a few.
There are a few unique touches for the Porsche Speedster that makes it stands out even more. The “Speedster” logo now found its way on to the head restrain, carbon door sills, and central rev meter. To remind you that you’re driving something rather special, the 911 Speedster will get a limited edition badge on the cross structure behind the front seats that shows the serial number of the 911 Speedster, which is limited to just 1,948 units.
For those who wanted a little more flair on their car, Porsche also optionally offers the new 911 Speedster with a Heritage Design package. This exclusive exterior and interior detailed package reinterprets classic elements from the 1950s and 1960s. This includes the interior colour scheme in Black and Cognac with golden details. Special “spears” paintwork in White for the front fascia and front wings is applied to the basic vehicle paintwork in GT Silver Metallic. Historic looking motor sports decals for the doors and front lid complete the package. The Porsche crests, the gold-coloured logos and historic “PORSCHE” lettering on the sides of the vehicle corresponds to the designs used in the 50s and 60s. .
If you’re interested in a limited edition Porsche, get ready to part with a cool starting price of RM 2.7 million. The new 911 Speedster will be on display, exclusively at Porsche Centre Sungai Besi for a limited time, from 13 June 2020 onwards. To maintain social distancing, showroom visits are encouraged to be by appointment basis.
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