Due to enjoy its official debut at the upcoming 2019 New York Auto Show, the new model body shell is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, with its hood and fenders made of carbon fibre.
Meanwhile the chassis has been taken from the GT3 RS, while the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre engine comes from the 911 GT3 RS and produces 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque.
Designed to appeal to driving purists, the limited edition 911 Speedster has a six-speed manual gearbox instead of the seven-speed manual found in other 911s.
Furthermore, the new Speedster is also equipped with the entire Porsche performance gear as standard, which includes rear-axle steering, dynamic engine mounts, and a carbon-ceramic braking system.
Production of the speedster will be limited to just 1948 units worldwide as a tribute to the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license in 1948.
The 911 Speedster is priced at $274,500, with orders starting in early May and deliveries kicking in later this year.