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Old 12-01-2017, 11:28 PM
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Can we start gathering info on the incoming speedster.

Will it have the 4.0?

will it be a drop top 911r?

991 produced?
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:13 AM
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Been a few months since I heard this from a dealer management source who said it with apparent sincere confidence as though he’d already been told:

991 Speedster will be, essentially, a 911 R convertible (new 4.0 GT3 engine, manual, same chassis), and only 356 of them will be made, numbered of course. So it will be even more rare and hard to get than the R.

Seems plausible. But it would go against grain of past Speedsters that weren’t real GT cars.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Lapis View Post
Been a few months since I heard this from a dealer management source who said it with apparent sincere confidence as though he’d already been told:

991 Speedster will be, essentially, a 911 R convertible (new 4.0 GT3 engine, manual, same chassis), and only 356 of them will be made, numbered of course. So it will be even more rare and hard to get than the R.

Seems plausible. But it would go against grain of past Speedsters that weren’t real GT cars.
If those specs are correct with 356 units worldwide, price will be over GT2 RS.

Are there fewer than 356 918 VIPS's still in the program? Because they can't shaft any of those guys...
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
If those specs are correct with 356 units worldwide, price will be over GT2 RS.

Are there fewer than 356 918 VIPS's still in the program? Because they can't shaft any of those guys...
Maybe they will be offered to Weissach 918 owners first
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Let the VIPs dual to the death for those speedster cars. haha
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:37 AM
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Slightly OT, but I am reading news about the 718 Spyder having the 4.0 GT3 engine. Makes a Speedster with that engine more likely too, though a tuned version of the 3.0T might suit the car better. However, how cool would a manual Spyder with 'that' engine be!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:42 AM
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FWIW, the rule is that (US) VIP prog cars are allocated in priority of the order date of your 918.
So, if less cars than 918 owners, the earliest adopters get first refusal.

No idea if this will apply to speedsters - seems unlikely so few.
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I would love a speedster. Hearing that engine with the top down would be glorious.
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Originally Posted by Lapis View Post
Been a few months since I heard this from a dealer management source who said it with apparent sincere confidence as though he’d already been told:

991 Speedster will be, essentially, a 911 R convertible (new 4.0 GT3 engine, manual, same chassis), and only 356 of them will be made, numbered of course. So it will be even more rare and hard to get than the R.

Seems plausible. But it would go against grain of past Speedsters that weren’t real GT cars.
I really loved the 997 Speedster.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:20 PM
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The 997.2 Speedster was a product of Exclusive not Motorsport so this would be, as others have said, a major shift in emphasis if the Speedster was a GT based effort. Perhaps the idea is to recall the 4 cam Carrera Speedster? The numbers will be very few and the price well into the $200s if so.
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Rumor some one posted was like 1600 cars. After the 918 guys it lives a couple for the bigger deals for their best Customers. Some one mentioned pricing in mid-$200,000s

I wish they would make like 5000.
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Rumor some one posted was like 1600 cars. After the 918 guys it lives a couple for the bigger deals for their best Customers. Some one mentioned pricing in mid-$200,000s

I wish they would make like 5000.
id be a buyer too.

silly to limit it so severely
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Originally Posted by Mika911 View Post
Slightly OT, but I am reading news about the 718 Spyder having the 4.0 GT3 engine. Makes a Speedster with that engine more likely too, though a tuned version of the 3.0T might suit the car better. However, how cool would a manual Spyder with 'that' engine be!
I'm not sure they will do a 4.0 in the boxster spyder if they do a 4.0 in the speedster. 4.0 with manual in the speedster - now we're talking. 997.2 speedster was $205k, I can see this one around $300k. reports are something over 1,000 units instead of 356 like the last one. Hopefully more than 2 standard colors this time
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I'm trying to figure out how it will look on the 991 chassis, much larger than 997 chassis
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This has me thinking if Porsche is going do any other 991.2 special variants, pretty cool stuff albeit unobtainable for most. My guess though is PAG shifting focus towards 992.
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