It appears Porsche has found favour in the special edition creations built to mark its 70th anniversary. Just last week at Rennsport Reunion in California, a new track-only 935 was revealed, of which just 77 will be built priced at 800,000 euros each. And now, at the Paris Motor Show, Porsche is showing a production version of the Speedster Concept it first presented back in June. While that original concept paid homage to ‘No. 1’, the very first 356 roadster built in 1948, the new Indian Red study recalls the ‘G’ series Speedster from 1988. With its diamond-cut wheels, red daytime running lights, Talbot-shaped mirrors, and central fuel filler cap, the Paris Speedster certainly has an identity of its own.
In 2019, the Porsche 911 Speedster should actually go into production, based on the current GT3 and limited to 1,948 examples. The price, however, is yet to be revealed. If one remembers the triumph of the 911 R, we imagine this new special edition will sell out just as swiftly. The Speedster also serves as a figurehead for Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s new ‘Heritage Design Packages’, which means we can look forward to many more modern interpretations from the marque’s history.