2016 Porsche 911 Speedster Release Date, Rumors and Price

Rumors are circulating that the 2016 Porsche 911 Speedster is going to hit the market early in 2015. As we all know, The 911 Speedster was last released at the 2010 Paris Motor Show with sales commenced thereafter. Porsche doesn’t often release 911 Speedster variant, but this time Porsche is going to offer the roadster with exclusive package as a tribute to the original 550 Spyder.

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Now, it does look like the 911 Speedster is returning and will be built based on the current generation 911 and like its most recent predecessor, it will be a limited run model that will only be delivered to 550 lucky customers.

Whether Porsche is making the right move releasing a new 911 Speedster so close to the last one has become irrelevant at this point. Technology and innovation are moving at such a brisk pace that waiting decades for the new model to arrive doesn’t make sense anymore.

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That being said, The 911 Speedster is going to have hidden door handles, a chopped-down windshield and a fabric top to be used only in case of emergency, manually disappearing below a carbon-fiber cowling. All of which makes it sounds as much like a bigger version of the Boxster Spyder as a successor to the last 911 Speedster (pictured above), and that’s no bad thing at all.

Add that to the popularity of the last one, and it only makes sense that with a new-generation 911 to build on, the return of the 911 Speedster is rightfully in the cards.

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Rendering

TopSpeed has released its own renderings. Let’s check it out:

Traditionally, Porsche doesn’t release the 911 Speedster variant very often. With the last Speedster debuting at the 2010 Paris Motor Show (and selling out soon thereafter), it didn’t look like the Speedster would be coming back anytime soon. But late last year, rumors of a new 911 Speedster gained ground, specifically on how it would be packaged as a tribute to the classic 550 Spyder that Porsche built from 1953 to 1957. Now, it does look like the 911 Speedster is returning and will be built based on the current generation 911 and like its most recent predecessor, it will be a limited run model that will only be delivered to 550 lucky customers.

Whether Porsche is making the right move releasing a new 911 Speedster so close to the last one has become irrelevant at this point. Technology and innovation are moving at such a brisk pace that waiting decades for the new model to arrive doesn’t make sense anymore.

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Add that to the popularity of the last one, and it only makes sense that with a new-generation 911 to build on, the return of the 911 Speedster is rightfully in the cards.

Release Date and Price

As we mentioned before, the 2016 Porsche 911 Speedster is expected to unveil in early 2015 as 2016 model year. Pricing will start from $210,000 according to TopSpeed, fair price for such a roadster with all the latest technology that might be applied.

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