Like a concert, the audience often asks every musician standing on stage to give the final show, the encore. As well as the seventh-generation Porsche 911 family using body code 991. After being produced from 2012 to 2018, the Porsche 911 (991) officially entered its full service period, replaced by the Porsche 911 (992). However, the ‘farewell’ of the Porsche 911 (991) was not done on an ordinary way. In fact, this Stuttgart-based automaker created a special edition, a cover model, as well as an encore for the Porsche 911 (991) family. Here comes the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster.
Before continuing to talk about this car, we have to remember the history of the presence of this unique variant in the Porsche family. As early as the 1950s, Porsche launched the 356 1500 Speedster, which was released only for the domestic US market in 1954 and continued with the Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT Speedster (1957). For the 911 family, the new Speedster variant came to the Porsche 911 (964) in 1988 with a total of 2,103 units for the G series, and in the period 1992-1993 it produced 902 units of the 911 Carrera Speedster.
After the Porsche 911 entered the era of the water-cooled engine, the Porsche Exclusive produced only 2 units of the speedy variant based on the Porsche 911 (993). The two owners who commissioned the car in 1995 were Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and Jerry Sienfield. On the occasion of the Porsche Exclusive Manufacture’s 25-year history, the Speedster variant is here as an exclusive ‘gift’ for Porsche lovers with a total of 356 units in 2012.
So the question is, is the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster still worth pursuing, amid the current conditions, the production of this car runs simultaneously with the latest generation of the Porsche 911 (992)? based on the fact that the sparse population due to limited production, exotic and iconic designs, and one of the Porsche 911 (991) models offering the feel of a manual transmission supercar, I think the answer is clear enough and needs no further explanation.