A few months back we brought you a story of the Porsche Speedster Concept. Click here for the earlier story. The 911 Speedster Concept was revealed as part of the company’s birthday celebrations. It is a historical nod to the very first Porsche 356 ‘No 1’ Roadster.

Click here for a video on the first concept.

Earlier this week, at the Paris Motor Show, it was announced that the Porsche Speedster will go into production in the first half of next year. It will be produced as a limited-edition model. Porsche confirms that just 1 948 units of the open-top special will be built. 1948 refers to the year Porsche 356 “Number 1” received its license on June,8, 1948.

Concept 2

In Paris, showgoers were presented with a second Porsche Speedster Concept study. Finished in Porsche’s famous Guards Red paintwork it is fitted with new 21-inch cross-spoke wheels. The alloys feature motorsport-style single locking nuts. Other motorsport touches include the design of the exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap that is centrally positioned on the bonnet.

High-speed hairdryer

The concept car is based on a 991-Series 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, though several changes have been made. All fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are fashioned from carbon-fibre composites. Powering the Speedster is a high-revving naturally aspirated engine borrowed from the high-performance GT3. In the Speedster it produces over 370 kW and is mated with a six-speed manual transmission.