Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche in Malaysia has announced the debut of the new 911 Speedster via a scheduled online broadcast.
The 911 Speedster accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. Featuring a high-revving 510 hp four-litre naturally aspirated boxer engine accompanied by a six-speed GT manual transmission, the new 911 Speedster is limited to only 1,948 units worldwide.
Compared with the previous 911 GT3, the engine in the Speedster produces
10 hp more, while the newly developed lightweight stainless steel sports exhaust system weighs 10 kilograms less.
Porsche only offers the 911 with a manual six-speed sports transmission. It features an auto-blip function which precisely and independently compensates differences in engine speed between the gears when downshifting through automatic throttle blips.
Auto-blip can be activated at any time, in other words also independently from the chosen PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) variable damping system setting. A mechanical rear differential lock with asymmetric locking action rounds off sporty power transmission.
With its sporty rear-axle steering and dynamic engine mounts, the chassis is based on the technology of the 911 GT3. Control systems such as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and PASM with sports tuning and lowering by 25 millimetres have been precisely adapted to the new requirements.
The open-top two-seater runs on 20-inch forged Speedster alloy wheels with central locks. The standard equipment includes PCCB brakes (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) with internally vented and perforated ceramic composite brake discs.
Lightweight design also dictates other body components of the Speedster. The carbon-fibre composite bonnet – which weighs in two kilograms lighter than on the 911 GT3.The front apron was borrowed from the GT3, but the front spoiler lip is a completely new development.
Porsche also optionally offers the new 911 Speedster with a Heritage Design package. This exclusive exterior and interior detailed package reinterprets classic elements from the 1950s and 1960s.
This includes the interior colour scheme in Black and Cognac with golden details. Special “spears” paintwork in White for the front fascia and front wings is applied to the basic vehicle paintwork in GT Silver Metallic. Pricing for the new 911 Speedster starts from RM 2.7 million.