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2018 Paris Motor Show: Porsche decides to make the 911 Speedster a production reality

It was only in June this year when Porsche unveiled the 911 Speedster Concept. Perhaps due to overwhelming response or just a part of its plans, the German sports maker has disclosed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show that it will be putting the Porsche 911 Speedster into production.

At the same time, Porsche unveiled at the event the second concept of the 911 Speedster. Essentially, the 911 Speedster Concept II and the 911 Speedster Concept are identical, with the differences being their paintwork and finishes as well as their wheels.

Both 911 Speedster concepts feature shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen as well as shortened side windows – resulting to a stockier profile. Both concepts also come with a special rear cover made from carbon fiber, featuring a double bubble cover behind the front seats.

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2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept is the coolest roofless model

After the German automaker unveiled a new 911 Speedster Concept on Friday, we are starting to think that Porsche’s long line of Speedster models could expand again. Just like the newest 911, the Speedster concept uses a familiar formula by chopping the windshield and position it at a more aggressive angle, get rid of the vestigial rear seats and add a new double bubble cover to replace the 911’s vestigial rear seats.

All this can be found in the Speedster Concept, with the latter item made of carbon fiber. Speedsters also often get rid of the electric roof. Porsche did not provide us with any photos of the lightweight cover on the Speedster Concept, but it did confirm that the unit will provide some weather protection.

Under the beltline, Porsche used the body of a 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. But instead of using the 911’s traditional mirrors, we instead used a set of chromed, Talbot style racing mirrors, which are also probably the coolest mirrors on this planet. The rest of the body is then dressed in GT Silver and White paint, just like that of Porsche’s racers of yesteryear. On both sides, there is a huge number 70 in a white circle, which gives tribute to the automaker’s seventieth anniversary, below that, of course is the Porsche lettering. The automaker also modified the headlights with a cover that’s reminiscent of old racing headlights.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato gets two more variants: speedster and shooting brake

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato makes its debut with a total of four variations including the Speedster and the Shooting Brake trims. As part of the limited edition model, the company will only produce 28 units of the Speedster and 99 examples of the Shooting Brake, alongside the 99 Coupes and another 99 examples of the Volante.

By looking at the Speedster, it seems more aggressive than the Volante with the nacelle found behind the seats. A lot of the body panels are made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down. The nacelle might remind you of Zagato's double-bubble roof that had been twisted. Sadly, all these are very limited, and it is too late if you still plan to get one as they have all been sold out already, and deliveries will begin in 2018. Don't you think that Aston Martin should have built more examples considering the fact that they have already mastered automotive styling?

There are not a lot of photos and details regarding the Shooting Brake variant, but this one tells us that it has an extended roof that goes all the way to the tail. Supposedly, it features double-bubble contour and glass inlays that naturally let the light in the cockpit. On the inside, it will be given a bronze finish on the interior controls and on the upholstery. The two-seater also gets a tailored luggage set mounted at the back, but owners can have access to it from the tailgate. The Shooting Brake will only be hitting the production line in 2018.

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An inspiring news bit about a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster owner and his dream garage

In this ever-evolving automotive world, there are only a few things that stay the same. These perhaps are the lifelong dreams that people strive to turn into reality. Wonder what some of these dreams are made of? We think we have the answer to that. A dream car and a dream garage.

What we have here is a true story initially published in Porsche Klassik 10 magazine before it made its way to “The Porsche newsroom”, a Porsche exclusive news site for journalists and the online community. Read on and be inspired.

The story begins with a forty-six-year-old securities manager for a big banking firm from Nuremberg Germany. This man is redefining the idea of what a dream garage should look like. Andreas Kümmel, who also owns a Porsche 911 G-model Speedster, thinks the car of his dreams deserves nothing less.

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Like many automakers, Mazda North American Operations knows what the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA) is all about. Held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event allows many designers the chance to think out of the box and come up with a number of excellent dream cars. For the 2016 SEMA Show, Mazda will be exhibiting the more ruthless yet lighter MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and the MX-5 RF Kuro. The MX-5 RF Kuro in particular is based mainly on the 2017 MX-5 RF retractable fastback and slated to be released early next year to the U.S. market.

It was during the 2015 SEMA Show when Mazda first unveiled the MX-5 Speedster. Compared to the MX-5 soft top on which it was based, it weighed 2,080 lbs., a reduction of 11% or about 150 lbs. After that, the MX-5 Speedster was then taken to the Goodwood Festival of Speed held in U.K., where it underwent the 1.16-mile hill climb. Later the model was brought back to Mazda Design Americas located in Irvine, California, where a team started to look into how to make this version even lighter.

The design team was led by none other than Design Manager Ken Saward, who took out everything beneath the dashboard and made sure to replace all the gauges with a digital display. In addition, the team also removed the Brembo brakes in the front and instead used the calipers and rotors of the MX-5 Sport and Grand Touring, as they were lighter. Furthermore, the standard battery which weighed 25.1 lbs., was replaced with the Braille GreenLite G20 Lithium battery which only weighed 4.5 lbs.

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Mazda revealed that it has long been committed to providing customers with a driving experience that is free from any trappings in addition to being lightweight.

Thus at Las Vegas’ 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (2016 SEMA Show), Mazda will be unveiling two sporty MX-5 concepts, namely: the MX-5 Speedster Evolution Concept and the MX-5 RF Kuro.

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Back in May, Aston Martin unveiled the CC100 Speedster Concept, a vehicle that pays tribute to the iconic DBR1 race car or the car that won the 1000 km race when it was driven by Sir Stirling Moss. Many of us were impressed by the design of the CC100 Speedster but it appears that many people with lots of money felt the same way. As a result, Aston Martin decided to build 2 CC100 Speedsters and sell them for 500,000 pounds each.

If the first CC100 Speedster is destined for a collection, the second one will get a single type approval by its owner, in order to be driven on public roads.

For those who don’t know, Aston Martin installed the 6.0-liter V12 engine on the CC100, same engine found on the DBS or the V12 Vantage S. Using a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission, the CC100 Speedster is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in a little over 4 seconds and has a top speed of 290 km/h or 180 mph.

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As we told you in this post, Volkswagen unveiled the E-Bugster Speedster, a concept that not only previews the convertible version of the Beetle but also a plug-in version of the same model. According to the German manufacturer, the car carries a central electric module with an innovative design that weighs just 80 kg.

The energy that powers the electric motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery whose modules are found behind the front seats. The battery’s energy capacity of 28.3 kWh and is able to offer a range of at least 180 km in the urban world. Thanks to Volkswagen’s quick charging function, the battery can be recharged within 35 minutes at suitable charging stations. At home, the battery of the E-Bugster can also be charged from a conventional electric outlet.

The electric motor delivers a total output of 85 kW or 114 hp, enough to propel the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.8 seconds. Just how much energy the driver of the E-Bugster is requesting with the ‘electric pedal’ at any moment is shown in a power display.

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Toyota Racing introduced a custom-built Scion FR-S Speedster show vehicle on April 13 in celebration of the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Joe Iacono of Iacono Design and Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs designed and assembled this car, which could be seen on the site as well as on a limited edition poster to commemorate the race event.

The custom show vehicle, the product of cooperation between Toyota and Scion (its youth brand), is based on the 2013 Scion FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with superbly balanced performance and handling, gripping style, flexible utility and very good fuel economy. The makers of the FR-S took inspiration from the AE86 generation of the Corolla, known better as the “Hachi-Roku,” which means “8-6” in Japanese.

Its design matches its core goal to achieve “pure balance,” as evidenced by its compact size, flat shape and strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The car was styled by Cartel Customs to play up Toyota’s rich racing heritage. It has the number 86 on its door panels and rear wing and also gets the Toyota Racing’s distinctive paint scheme.

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Mercedes-Benz has patented the design of the Speedster, a new concept version of the Fortwo city car from daughter company Smart. Its ultra compact open top is reminiscent of the earlier limited edition Smart CrossBlade by giving it a cut down windscreen and no obvious provision for a roof of any sort.

But before you get your hopes up, the Speedster is a pure concept and won’t be used to inspire a future production car. Its launching will be at the Geneva motor show in March and it will share its all-electric E-drive drivetrain with the Smart E-cell.

The Speedster may appear to have the same dimensions as the current model with a length of 2695mm and a width of 1560mm but in Mercedes-Benz’s latest computer generated patent images, it seems to have gained wider tracks front and rear.

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Porsche has introduced its 2011 911 Speedster at the 2010 LA Auto Show! This particular model is inspired by the 356 Speedster, the first one to have such a name. Only 356 units of the 911 Speedster will be built and each will have a starting price of EUR201,682 ($263,667). The 911 Speedster will be launched in December.

This car is available in a color made especially for Porsche called “Pure Blue” but can also be ordered in Carrera White. This car has contrasting features like black headlight rings, tinted front lights, black windscreen contour and others.

The interior, which boasts a black leather finish, has exclusive details like special leather side bolsters and checkerboard patterns for the seat center section.

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Delivery of Porsche’s 911 Speedster is expected to start in November but because the orders are increasing “by the hour,” it’s possible that the 408hp Speedster may sell out by the end of October, according to development chief Wolfgang Duerheimer. The fourth version of the 911 Speedster is currently on display at the Paris auto show.

The sports car will have a limited production run of only 356 units, with each being priced at $275,000. Duerheimer revealed that vehicles such as the 911 Speedster have a “sizeable fan community.” He expressed confidence that the new Speedster would be a “big hit.”

As the global economy appears to be on the road to recovery, luxury-car makers including the top two (BMW AG and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz division) have decided to increase sales or earnings forecasts this year.

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Porsche introduced the 2011 911 Speedster at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This model gets its inspiration from the 356 Speedster, the first model to have this name. The 911 Speedster will have a limited run with only 356 units to be built. The 911 Speedster has a starting price of €201,682 ($263,667) and will be launched in December.

In comparison with its siblings, the 911 Speedster rides 60 mm closer to the road and is 44 wider at the rear. Its windscreen has a more raked appearance, the sporty-look manual hood has a flat contour, and the soft top comes with a double-bubble hardcover.

The model features special front and rear aprons, as well as new side skirts. The Speedster is powered by the same engine as the newly-introduced 911 GTS.

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Porsche revealed today the 2011 911 Speedster, a limited edition which pays homage to the first model that carried the Speedster badge, the 356 Speedster. The new car is different from the standard Porsche models: it is with 60 millimetre lower, has a more racked windscreen, a flat contour of the sporty-look manual hood as well as the characteristic double-bubble hardcover for the soft top.

The body of this rear-wheel drive with its 44 millimetre wider stands out even more. Under the hood, we find a 3.8-litre flat six delivering 408 hp (300 kW), with 23 hp more comparing it with the Carrera S, but the same amount of power delivered by the 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.

The car has an average fuel consumption of just 10.3 litres/100 km (27.43 mpg imp) (NEDC). These numbers are obtained using the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) which transmits the power to the rear axle fitted with a standard differential lock.

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Last week we talked about the revival of the Porsche 356 Speedster and we received some positive feedback! We were interested about the upcoming small cabrio from Porsche and today we wanted to bring you more details about the entry-level vehicle.

As we said the vehicle will represent a 356 of the modern era, and will be based on the Vw BlueSport Concept showed at the Detroit Auto Show, but this is not all: the concept will also represents a base for the upcoming Audi R4 and Vw Roadster.

According to a Vw manager, the new car should be ready by the end of 2012… Why so late?

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It appears the late 2010 and 2011 will be a very exciting period for all the Porsche fans as the manufacturer will introduce new models based on the current 911 (997) model.

So, according to our sources, Porsche will reveal in late 2010 the 911 Speedster, a limited edition of just 100 units featuring a wide body kit, PDK, 19-inch wheels, 2 seats, an engine delivering 408 hp as well as several unique colors.

Pricing for this 911 Speedster will be around $200,000 (MSRP). Another model will be the Carrera GTS which will be revealed in Spring 2011 and will feature a wide body kit, a 6 speed manual gearbox, center lock wheels, sport design nose, sport exhaust and the same engine found on the Speedster capable to deliver 408 hp.

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As you may know already, a leaked document provided us information that the Porsche 911 Speedster will make a comeback but we found out more details regarding this car. First of all, the car will be inspired by the Boxster Spyder, and will have a semi-permanent fabric hood.

Also, the new car which will be produced in a limited edition of just 100 units, will feature a wide body kit, DK, 19-inch wheels, 2 seats as well as several unique colors. Regarding its engine, it appears that the car will receive the same 3.8-litre flat-six engine found on the 911 Sport Classic, and capable to deliver 408 hp.

The 911 Sport Classic can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds while the top speed is limited to 187 mph (302 km/h) while the fuel consumption delivered in the New European Driving Cycle of 26.6 mpg (10.6 ltr/100 km). The new 911 Speedster is expected to deliver the same performances. Regarding its price, the leaked document revealed a price of around $200,000 (MSRP).

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Behold the fastest and most sought after MINI there is, the Speedster, an extremely stunning, two-seater top-down that merges spectacular appearance with outstanding performance. Hot on the heels of the Crossman, the carmaker's first 4x4, the striking roadster will bring the famous brand to a whole new territory.

For some years now, speculations about the Speedster have been going around that it will challenge the next-gen Mazda MX-5 as well as the forthcoming CRZ of Honda.

It seems, however, that the top brass of BMW, the parent company of MINI, have at last gathered the boldness to realize the company's first authentic sports car. Exclusive photos show that the flagship will be distinct from the Crossman, which derives its underpinnings from the upcoming BMW X1, since it will utilize the same MINI Convertible platform.

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Abarth is working on a coupe version of the Fiat 500 that it says will be more exclusive and will be an even more extreme incarnation of the city car. This is a caricature-like impression made by its official artist.

The car, which takes its inspiration from the Zagato Abarth 750 T of 1959, appears to have a shallower glass area, cut-down windscreen and faster rake of the roofline and D-pillars. The car will be available in open and closed forms.

The hard-top version will feature the Zagato-signature double-bubble roof of the original. To feed the 750 T rear-mounted engine, it had huge scoops. We see hints of these from a new, enlarged tail spoiler. These models will be distinguishable due to their bigger wheels and numerous detail changes.

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