Porsche 911 Speedster


Porsche 911 Speedster in the 1989 model year: return of a classic.

At the International Motor Show 1987 in Frankfurt was one of the highlights, now Porsche 911 Speedster is a reality. Based on the Porsche Carrera, we celebrate the Porsche Speedster return. It brings back memories of the times between 1954 and 1958 when the Speedster, in the beautiful, rounded jacket of the Porsche 356, which grew into one, especially in the USA of the most loved sports cars.

The 911 Speedster is also available in a limited Turbo-like version. Production of the Speedster starts at the end of 1988.

Unlike the 911 Cabriolet, the 70 kg lighter Speedsteris designed as a pure two-seater. It has a convertible top (folding top), which is made completely disappearing under a specially made plastic cover plate. The demountable windscreen mounted in an aluminum frame five degrees flatter compared to the standard model: the top of the window is slightly lower.

The triangular panes are missing from the side windows. The sports seats are placed in such a way that tall people do not have have main problems with the closed hood.

Like the 911 Turbo, which comes in three body variants, namely Coupé, Targo and Cabriolet, the Speedster gets in model year 1989 an alarm system as standard, of which the operation is extremely simple. When closing the door as usual with alarm systems, the installation will run automatically. A second key is no longer needed. In conjunction with the standard The central locking supplied is the same as in the 911 Turbo regarding of door and lid contacts, fuel pump and ignition control unit secured. The activation of the alarm system via light-emitting diodes in the locking pins made visible.

The brake linings, clutch disc and seals of the engine and gearboxes are asbestos-free in 1989.