The 1948 founded company Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018. In the summer of the same year, one could admire a study of a Porsche 911 Speedster, which was based on the legendary Porsche 356 Speedster. In 2019, Porsche got serious and implemented the study, advertised in the previous year, on the basis of the Porsche 911 991, whose successor was already rolling off the assembly line at that time. In today's blog post, we present you this Porsche Speedster in four different colors from the label Minichamps. All four models in scale 1:43 are available in our shop in the colors dark red metallic and black, each with black rims, in iris blue with silver rims and in silver metallic with the Heritage package, which is an individual design package that evokes motorsport tradition to remember the brand. Except for the model in dark red metallic, Minichamps does the same as Porsche did with the prototype in 1:1 and limits the number of pieces manufactured. Where Porsche, based on its founding year, went with a number of 1948 Speedsters built, Minichamps makes it even more exclusive in the scale 1:43. While the model with the heritage package is still limited to 630 pieces, the black and the iris blue model are limited to only 384 pieces. But even without limitation, collectors can look forward to the usual quality and attention to detail from Minichamps.
What distinguishes the Speedster from other 911 models has always been its penchant for purism. This has not changed in 2019 either. In addition to the trimmed windscreen, the Speedster has a fabric top that needs to be operated by hand. Where you would normally expect storage consoles in the doors, you will find luggage nets on the Speedster, which are intended to remind you of the original time. How serious Porsche is about reducing excess pounds can be seen from the fact that in 2019 the Speedster did not have air conditioning as standard, but it can be added again as a free extra if required. Another "heavy" part in a Porsche is often the automatic transmission. In order to achieve a weight saving of 20kg, Porsche decided without further ado to bring the Speedster onto the market with only a manual gearbox.
The 4.0 liter boxer engine from the Porsche GT3 spreads out at the rear of the Speedster. Even without the usual turbo in the German version, this delivers 510 hp and catapults the driver to 100 kph in just 3.8 seconds. Anyone who was fast enough and secured one of the 1948 copies had to spent around 270,000 euros on the basic version. Those who wanted the Heritage package could dig a little deeper into their pockets. For around 22,000 euros extra, the customer gets a look that is reminiscent of the old days of racing. The paintwork is silver with white fenders and a white bumper. The large stickers with the starting numbers on the side can be optionally deselected or provided with a desired number by the Tequipment department at Porsche. Further details are historic coats of arms on the front and rear and black brake calipers with white Porsche lettering. With the Porsche 911 991 Speedster, Porsche said goodbye to the seventh generation of the Porsche 911, which was introduced in 2011, with the eighth Speedster.