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Porsche Announces New Speedster

By Steven S. Brooks Published: October 9, 2010

One of the most iconic model names in Porsche history is due to reappear for a very limited run in 2011. The Porsche Speedster, originally introduced in 1954 as an entry level model to the 356 series was built through the 1958 model year, with production totaling just over 4,000 units. These original Porsche 356 Speedsters are highly sought after today as collectors' items.

Porsche resurrected the Speedster name for limited edition models in both 1989 and 1994. Both runs were quickly snapped up; many by speculative collectors. Although they have not depreciated at the rate of a regular production Porsche, they have not proven to be the wise financial investments many buyers had hoped for.

The 2011 Speedster will be limited to worldwide production of only 356 units. It will only be available in Pure Blue or Carrera White and can be readily identified but a cut down windshield and a "humpback" hard tonneau which has gotten mixed reviews from the automotive press. The 408 horsepower, turbocharged engine will be good for a 4.2 second 0-60 time and a top speed of 190 mph. About 100 units are slated for sale in the United States at a price of $204,000.00 per copy. This will guarantee you entry into the Glenmoor Gathering's World Class Supercar display next year!



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