Porsche has unveiled the new 911 Speedster at the Paris motor show.
The model has been resurrected 16 years and three model generations after it last featured in its line-up – and a hotter, turbocharged version could follow.
The new car is just the third 911 Speedster to be placed into series production and it follows tradition by being based on the existing cabriolet version of the model.
Paying homage to the car that kicked off Porsche’s fascination with the chopped-top look – the 356 Speedster, launched in 1953 – the new 911 Speedster uses standard bodywork but receives a 60mm shorter and more heavily raked windscreen than other 911s.
A plastic tonneau cover behind the cabin also receives a double-bubble treatment reminiscent of that which graced the first 911 Speedster in 1988. The overall appearance is further enhanced by the adoption of the widened rear bodywork of the latest 911 Carrera 4S cabriolet, with its 44mm wider wheel housings.