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Old 09-23-2010, 12:29 AM   #26
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On the hairline slim chance that this is a real query about the absence of the rear fender air intakes...

On the 996 and 997, the fender intakes behind the side doors are only on the turbo models, since they feed cool air to intercoolers for the turbos. The GTS and Speedster are wide-body cars, (wider rear fenders like Carrera 4, Turbo, GT3 RS, and GT2 models. But the non-turbocharged cars don't have the intakes. Only the Turbo, and the GT2 have them, because they are the only ones with side-mounted intercoolers.

The engine cooling is handled at the front of the car, with two radiators under the turn signal and running light assemblies, and the upper models with more power have a third radiator in the center intake, possibly along with an oil cooler, IIRC.

The cars haven't been directly air-cooled in a long time.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:15 AM   #27
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is there another kind??

convertibles are FTL. other than that this car is cool, a turbo would be sweet as well. I just dont understand why manufacturers are willing to hinder a vehicle's performance so people can enjoy the wind in their hair.
Ever driven an elise, s2000, boxster? The whole point of a sportscar is to enjoy the experience and all road cars are compromised. At least the listed cars arnt "hindered" with 4 doors and soft strut based suspension on all 4 corners.

I not a fan of 911 converts simply because the boxster is such a fabulous alternitive. To dissmiss all convertables as compromised is re-dick-u-loso
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:49 AM   #28
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where did race cars come from? if i could, i would drive a race here, or there, or even over there. and no, i wouldnt say that about Subaru because all they did was amp performance up from the lowly Impreza to my car, the WRX, and then even more to the STI. They didnt design a super tough coupe STI version to begin with, and then water it down to an NA sedan grocery getter. and they for dam sure didnt put a rag on top and then in turn have to add a bunch of weight to make it as strong as a regular car with a fixed top. so ha.
You're complaining that a soft top "hinders performance". Road cars are a balance of compromises, many people are happy to trade a bit of performance for an open top car. You traded some performance by getting a four door econobox, which makes a much better daily driver than an uncompromised race car would.

The point you're missing is there are many buyers in the market, most do not have your priorities. And that's a good thing.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #29
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28 responses and nobody has noticed the return of the rear flank stone chip guards look?

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #31
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28 responses and nobody has noticed the return of the rear flank stone chip guards look?

And Fuche look wheels. It's called the retro bandwagon.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:37 PM   #32
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that "hump" in the rear kinda messes up the flow of the car IMHO.
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There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family.

The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, a prototype for which has just been spotted. Some readers will recall Porsche did the same with the previous-generation 997 911 family.

Porsche has done its best to hide the Speedster's unique design traits but we can see signs of a double-bubble rear deck as well as the car's more streamlined soft-top roof hiding under a makeshift unit. The windshield is also more raked than on other 911 models from this generation.

Interestingly, the car looks to be based on the 911 GT3 platform (the last one was based on the Carrera GTS). Key giveaways are the front bumper and hood with their extra intakes, plus a center-mounted exhaust, uprated brakes, and wide rear haunches devoid of any side intakes.

This means there's likely a 4.0-liter flat-6 in the rear delivering 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Expect a 6-speed manual to be the standard option, though a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission may be offered as an alternative.

Look for the 911 Speedster to debut later this year as a 2019 model. An appearance at either the Paris auto show in October or the Los Angeles auto show the following month is a strong possibility.

The Speedsters reconnect the 911 to classics like the original 356 Speedster and later 550. The cars are strict two-seaters and come loaded with the 911's top-shelf options. They also tend to feature a few retro items.
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For cars with the double-bubble the Boxster Spyder is a much better looking car than a 911 Speedster. The speedsters are fugly and make the Panamera look good.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:11 AM   #35
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ugly, moving on
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The new rear section could come from the additional space requried for a hybrid powertrain. But although the 992 generation 911 will be the first to be offered with hybrid technology, this technical change will have no noticeable impact on the car's exterior design. The raised rear is a design feature, rather than technical requirement.

Next 911 will be first available with hybrid powertrain, but the Turbo will retain a pure combustion powertrain.The 2019 Porsche 911 will receive a more muscular look featuring a raised engine cover that takes influence from the iconic design of Speedster models from yesteryear. The GT3 will deliver more than 500bhp, while the standard models will get an extra 10-15bhp over today’s Carrera/S current Carrera/S deliver 364bhp and 414bhp so the 992-generation 911 will produce 375bhp to 429bhp.The future 911 including the GT3, will use turbocharged six-cylinder engines, marking the end of naturally aspirated engines.The hybrid 911will be introduced in 2020. It will [email protected] the flat six with an electric motor, providing limited all-electric /performance-boosting functions.

The electrified powertrain has provided engineers with a packaging challenge, but product line director Erhard Mössle said "CO2 regulations in 2020" have started the hybrid model's development.

The range will be headed by a 630bhp Turbo S model, powered by a beefed up version of the current car's 3.8-litre flat six to make it a threat to the Ferrari 488 GTB. No hybrid tech..

The flagship series model will borrow engine hardware from the GT2 RS to ensure that its output jumps by 50bhp compared with today's Turbo S - edging it to within 30bhp of the 488 GTB.

The regular Turbo model that sits beneath the S is predicted to have 592bhp, which is 61bhp more than today's 991 version. Both able to blow over 200mph..

Performance..2.9sec 0-62mph time of the current Turbo S beaten and the Turbo below the 3.0sec mark for the first time.

The hybrid 911 model will be introduced to the range in 2020. It will run the flat six with an electric motor, providing limited all-electric and performance-boosting functions.

The electrified powertrain has provided engineers with a packaging challenge, but product line director Erhard Mössle, now retired, previously told Autocar that "CO2 regulations in 2020" have spurred on the hybrid model's development.

The range will be headed by a 630bhp Turbo S model, powered by a ramped up version of the current car's 3.8-litre flat six to make it a genuine threat to the Ferrari 488 GTB. Porsche engineers have decided against including hybrid technology on the variant in a bid to save weight.

The future flagship series model will borrow engine hardware from the GT2 RS to ensure that its output jumps by 50bhp compared with today's Turbo S - edging it to within 30bhp of the 488 GTB.

The regular Turbo model that sits beneath the S is predicted to have 592bhp, which is 61bhp more than today's 991 version. Both the Turbo and Turbo S will be capable of more than 200mph.

Of the Porsche cars in production after the 992's launch, only the electric Mission E will be the fastest off the line. It comes in 2020
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^^^video didn’t post try again

Good little clip gt2 RS Weissach..




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Porsche 911 Speedster spied testing with new GT3

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The last Porsche 911 Speedster was a limited-production special that marked the end of the 997-generation 911. We've seen spy photos of that car's follow-up a few times by now, each revealing a little bit more than the last. From what we can tell, the new model is essentially a drop-top version of the 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3, 500 horsepower naturally-aspirated flat-six and all.

Really, this looks like a GT3 Touring with a roof similar to that on a 911 Cabriolet. If you look closely, you can see it's not quite the same. The back half of the convertible top has some camouflage. Based on these images, it looks like it attaches in the same way as the upcoming Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder. Beyond the roof, the Speedster swipes the bumpers and wheels from the GT3 parts bin. We're hoping it has the car's slick manual transmission, too.

Expect to see the 911 Speedster's debut sometime this fall. If you want one, you should be making calls to your local dealer ASAP. The last model was limited to just 356 examples. We expect the new one to be in similar short supply.
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Porsche 911 Speedster Confirmed For Production; New Concept Shown
Production will be limited to only 1,948 cars.


To the surprise of no one, Porsche has decided to put the retro-tastic 911 Speedster into production, but you’ll have to hurry up and get one since just 1,948 units will be manufactured. Why precisely 1,948? It’s a nod to the year 1948 when the Porsche 356 “Number 1” got its operating license. For the ongoing Paris Motor Show, Porsche has decided to follow up on the original concept unveiled back in June with a second version painted in Guards Red as a visual link to the 1988 911 Speedster.

The Speedster is back!

Aside from switching to a red dress, the second 911 Speedster concept has been fitted with different 21-inch center-lock wheels with an attractive cross-spoke wheel design reminiscent of the 911 RSR and GT3 R race cars. Speaking of which, the daytime running lights are tinted like on some race cars and are finished in red to complement the body.

For a contrasting effect, black chrome and platinum have been used for those interesting side mirror caps and also for the fuel tank cap centrally located on the hood. While the original “Heritage” concept (pictured below) had a light brown Aniline leather upholstery, the new one adopts a partly perforated black leather with eye-catching red accents.

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Aside from the different finish inside and out, the concepts are exactly the same and are both based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Porsche borrowed the 911 GT3’s chassis and built the frunk and trunk from carbon fiber composite to keep the weight low. The exhaust system was engineered by the company’s GT department with titanium tips, while the six-speed manual gearbox and the flat-six naturally aspirated engine with more than 500 horsepower also wear the GT’s signature.

Entering production in 2019, the 911 Speedster will be the automaker’s first car to be offered with Heritage Design Packages created by Porsche Exclusive for those wanting more customization options.




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Im not crazy about that rear view, but that's the first open top (targa excluded) 911 that I'd ever like to own. Not bad, Porsche.
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while the six-speed manual gearbox and the flat-six naturally aspirated engine with more than 500 horsepower also wear the GT’s signature.
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The styling would make more sense if it was mid-engine, IMO.
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28 responses and nobody has noticed the return of the rear flank stone chip guards look?
Enough people have been running them on the 993, 996, 997, 991 that it being a factory option is only something that gets the purists excited.

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For cars with the double-bubble the Boxster Spyder is a much better looking car than a 911 Speedster. The speedsters are fugly and make the Panamera look good.
Agreed. But at least this looks better than the current targa.
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Agreed. But at least this looks better than the current targa.
Personal opinion: There is no such thing as a good looking targa.
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Personal opinion: There is no such thing as a good looking targa.
Agreed. 993/996 are the best looking, but they should have kept the coupe's roofline/rear quarter window.
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Porsche 911 Speedster leaked ahead of its NYC debut
April 9, 2019
Last year Porsche pretty much confirmed a new 911 Speedster when it unveiled a thinly disguised concept version and next week we’ll get to see it at the New York Auto Show. Porsche has reportedly notified customers that it will reveal the new 911 Speedster next week and even sent out a teaser photo.

911 Speedster Concept
A source sent a copy of the invitation to CarBuzz, that Porsche has sent out to customers. The invitation invites some lucky customers to a special charity cocktail party on April 18 “for the unveiling of the new 911 Speedster.” That means that the 911 Speedster will likely debut just before the cocktail party during the press days portion of the New York Auto Show on April 16 and 17.

If you’re hoping to get one, it’s going to be hard, since Porsche only plans to build 1,948 911 Speedsters. We also know that it will be powered by the same 4.0L naturally-aspirated six-cylinder as the GT3.

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First good looking 911 speedster IMO. Seems like Porsche is following the Boxster/Cayman nomenclature and this is a drop top GT3.
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Is that a fuel fill hole on the hood?
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