Porsche is to revive the iconic Speedster shape as a send-off for the current Boxster range. The limited run of keen-edged Boxsters nod towards the 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder of the 1950s, which were the inspiration for the original Boxster concept.
As our spy pics show, the Boxster’s front splitter has a sharper rake and the rear camouflage hides bulbous Speedster bumps.
The windscreen should be much lower on Speedster models, but it is difficult to see the difference on the Boxster, indicating the standard screen could be used for practicality and to save money.
Weight-saving should feature throughout the Speedster to enhance performance, so expect a stripped-out interior with lighter materials.
In a further link with the past, new Fuchs-style alloys, as seen on the 911 Sport Classic, could find their way to the Boxster Speedster. The roof is expected to be a simplified version of the standard item. Power comes from the established 3.4-litre flat six, with minor tweaks adding a few extra horsepower.