2024 Porsche 911 Speedster 992.2

2024 Porsche 911 Speedster 992.2

Okay, not need. But definitely want


NEED FOR SPEEDSTER

Illustration: Andrei Avarvarii


Remember the low, clean, mean-looking Speedster that Porsche created in 2019 to usher the 991 era of 911 to a close? A 992-based limited-edition Speedster in similar vein is expected to go on show in LA in late 2023, ahead of 2024 sales.

The ultimate soft-top 911 is going to boast a more steeply raked windscreen than the 911 Cabriolet, lowered bucket seats, more aerodynamic ‘power domes’ behind the seats, extra luggage space in the back and a snugger-fitting fully automatic canvas top.

According to those in the know, small cameras perched high up on the fuselage will eliminate those huge rear-three-quarter blind spots for good. At the same time, stealth proximity sensors are likely to protect the vulnerable alloy wheels from kerb rash.

Also upcoming from Porsche is the 911 ST, a third limited-edition heritage-themed 911 after the recent Targa 4S 992 and Sport Classic. This one visually references the ST from 1970, but is based on the current GT3 Touring. It includes Porsche's biggest ever integrated pop-up rear wing. And we’re told the 911 ST will host the GT division’s last ever naturally aspirated engine, running through a six-speed manual gearbox.

And there’s talk of an as yet unspecified Vision 60 project to mark 60 years of the 911.


NEED TO KNOW

What is it? Hardcore 911 cabrio

Tech? 911 GT3 992 engine 4.0 FLAT-6

Aimed at? 911 Cabrio fans who want to stand out from other cabrio fans

When can I have one? Revealed autumn 2023

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