Is yet another Porsche 911 Speedster around the corner to draw a close to the current, 992-generation model?

    CAR Magazine reports the German carmaker is readying a limited-edition, 992-generation 911 Speedster for a reveal at this year’s Los Angeles motor show in November ahead of sales beginning in 2024.

    If this is the case, it will mark five years since Porsche revealed the current, 992-generation 911 at the same motor show.

    It will also be five years since the German carmaker revealed the last 911 Speedster to send off the previous, 991-generation model.

    According to the British publication, this new 911 Speedster will reportedly be powered by the current 911 GT3’s 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine.

    Outputs haven’t been confirmed yet, but the engine in the 911 GT3 produces 375kW of power and 470Nm of torque.

    The new 911 Speedster will reportedly will have the typical steeply raked windscreen, lowered bucket seats, and rear power domes.

    CAR Magazine notes, however, it will have a fully-automatic canvas top and extra luggage space in the back. The previous model had a manually operated canvas roof and little-to-no storage space.

    Other features will reportedly include small cameras on the fuselage to reduce blind spots, as well as proximity sensors to protect the wheels.

    Porsche originally created the Speedster as a stripped-down, racing-oriented of the 356 in the 1950s. It was later brought back in 1989 to send off the original 911 before the 964-generation.

    The last 911 Speedster was limited to 1948 units worldwide, and was priced in Australia from $604,800 before on-road costs.

    As previously reported, Porsche has been spied testing a number of facelifted, 992.2-generation 911 models over the last eight months.

    It will reportedly come with tweaked styling inside and out, as well as the potential of hybrid power.

    Board member responsible for the 911 and 718 model lines, Frank-Steffen Walliser, has previously told CarExpert the move to hybrid power “could come step-by-step” as Porsche works to meet the next batch of European emissions rules expected to hit in 2026.

    That suggests the first move could be to a 48V mild-hybrid system, which allows the engine to switch off at low speeds and provides a power boost when you get a move on.

    Mr Walliser says the first challenge is working out how much of a boost any hybrid system would provide to the petrol engine in a 911.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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