2019 Porsche 911 Speedster review

The Porsche 911 family codified the 991 bodywork has in fact been replaced by the last generation (992). But that doesn’t mean that there is no farewell to this 7th generation. Porsche wants to provide an ‘encore’ as well as walking memorabilia that can be a collector’s item in the Porsche family.

Porsche 911 review

So what about the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster that is based on the Porsche 911 (991) platform and based on the 911 Speedster concept in 2018?Is it as exclusive and special as its predecessors, which are produced in limited quantities and with their own uniqueness? Take a look at the following review:

How does the exterior look like?

Porsche presents the look of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster with an unusual approach. At first glance, there is no significant change from the front fascia, where it still has an aggressive look. Which is featured with an air intake in the front bumper and is paired with a headlight filled with black-tinted elements. So where is the difference between the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster and the 911 (991) family? You need to have a ruler on your hand. Porsche only lowers the height of the windshield. The front hood door is also made with carbon fiber composite material. Resulting in a weight of just 2 kilograms.

Porsche uses a fabric roof mechanism that can be opened and closed manually. Where the roof will be neatly stored in the convertible rear hood. compartment lid weighs only 10 kilograms because it uses carbon fiber material. The curves of the compartment lid are designed to follow the ‘double bubble’ concept. This concept represents the classic 911 Speedster design in the Porsche era, providing 20-inch forged model alloy wheels with a central locking mechanism.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster

The rear exterior features design elements inspired by the Porsche 911 (991), in particular the Porsche 911 GT3 variant. This can be seen in the rear wing that opens automatically when the car is running at high speed. In addition, Porsche also features a central double tailpipe with black stainless steel material that can produce a pleasant roar.

A closer look inside 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Interior

The cabin concept with a touch of sporty detail emanates from the use of carbon fiber ornaments on the dashboard panel. There is still a Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a climate control as well as black dial instrument cluster with sprinter logo. The 360mm diameter sports steering wheel features a detailed red center ring element at the 12 o’clock position.

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster uses a full bucket seat with a carbon fiber frame and there is a Speedster addition to the headrest. Interestingly, in the middle between the driver and passenger seats, there is a Porsche 70 Years plate and the production code for this car, which is exclusively limited.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster interior

What features does 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster offer?

Porsche maximizes the fun of driving the Porsche 911 Speedster by using features previously present in the Porsche 911 GT3 from the Porsche 911 family (991). These features include rear axle steering, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) control system; and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Performance

The engine uses exactly the same as the Porsche 911 GT3. It is equipped with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing 502 hp power spikes at 8,400 rpm and 469 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. It is claimed that the engine can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds at the highest speed.

If you think that these power are unique performance of this car, then this assumption must be added to this crucial detail. If all this time Porsche has a 7-speed PDK transmission in the Porsche 911 (991) family, Specifically for the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, the engine’s power flow is channeled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. This transmission is designed to give the driver a more pleasant feeling when upshifting and downshifting thanks to Automatic Throttle Blip technology.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster

Porsche launched the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster with a limited production number, that is, 1948 units. Consumers can choose this model under standard conditions or follow the option of the Porsche Exclusive Manufacture Heritage Design Package program. If you look at Porsche UK pricing information, the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster will go on sale at a price of £ 211,599 ($286,800)

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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