Porsche Boxster Speedster spy shots
Looking back on some of the cars that made sport driving great, and built the legend that has become today's Porsche, you have to wonder how we ever got to 3,500 pounds, 500 horsepower twin-turbo monsters. The 356 Speedster, for example--considered by many to be one of the first modern sports cars--weighed a mere 1,670 pounds and managed just 40 horsepower in some guises.
It appears the Speedster may make a return, although this time around Porsche will be using its Boxster as the basis. Porsche hasn't built a limited-edition Speedster since 1994, the last one based on the 964 generation of the 911, but these spy shots confirm that a Boxster Speedster is in the works.
Unique elements of the Speedster include double humps on the rear deck, a chopped windshield, and a short rear deck. Expect to see a unique bodykit and custom alloy wheel designs. One other important element is the car’s stripped out interior, all intended to make the Speedster a pure drivers’ car.
The new Porsche Boxster Speedster should hit showrooms sometime next year as a run-out model. The next-generation Boxster, which you can also see testing in prototype form, is due just one year later.