Porsche 911 Speedster – M’sian virtual launch tonight

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia will be launching the Porsche 911 Speedster, and the event will take place virtually on its social media platforms at 8 pm tonight. You may click here to tune in via the company’s Facebook page, or through its Instagram profile – whichever platform of your preference.

Now, the 911 Speedster is unique in that only 1,948 units will be made for the global market. It’s conceived to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Porsche building sports cars, and is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0 litre flat-six with 502 hp and 470 Nm of torque (same as that found in the outgoing 911 GT3 and GT3 RS).

This engine revs up to 9,000 rpm and is paired exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. Drive is sent to the rear wheels, propelling the Speedster from zero to 96 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.8 seconds, before maxing out at 309 km/h. The engine is enhanced with individual throttle bodies that improve responsiveness, which Porsche says feels “just like the 911 GT3 R race car.” It weighs just 1,465 kg – 5 kg less than the BMW 330i M Sport.

SDAP didn’t reveal the exact number of 911 Speedsters bound for Malaysia, but each purchase comes with a unique Porsche Design 911 Speedster Chronograph watch. The high-performance flyback-chronograph with the in-house Werk 01.200 movement features Speedster specific design elements such as a carbon-fibre dial and a rotor modelled after the Speedster centre lock wheel. Genuine Porsche interior leather and thread are also used for the perforated black leather.

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