Is Porsche Prepping A 911 Speedster To Pay Homage To The 550?

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There are plenty of famous (or even infamous) models produced over the course of Porsche's history. One of the most polarizing could be the 550 Spyder. It boasted smooth lines, stretched taut across its tight wheelbase.

It's also the car that is famous because James Dean died in one. Still, morbid Hollywood factoids aside, the 550 Spyder remains a true collectors item in the world of Porschephiles. Rumor has it that Porsche is prepping a 911 to serve as an homage to that very machine, and it could arrive in 2015.

According to AutoBild, the German automaker is looking to produce a Speedster version of the current 991-series 911. This means it will be a true open-top motoring machine, with the possibility of an emergency-only roof covering. The rumor states that Porsche will build just 550 examples for the 2015 model year. This means Porsche may unveil the car by as early as January 2014.

There's no other word on what could be in store for the 911 Speedster. We imagine that some out there lucky enough to snag one would go with a silver paint scheme that features red stripes over the rear haunches. If you do that, just stay away from the Route 466/41 Junction in California... not that we're superstitious or anything.

Since this is all just early speculation, we have no clue what it will cost to acquire one of the 550 copies of the 2015 Porsche 911 Speedster. Here's a guess though; it won't be cheap, and you'll be able to add enough optional extras to nearly double the starting price.


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