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2020 Porsche 911 Speedster Gets Gold-Plated Logo, More with New Heritage Package

With only 1,948 units to be built, the 2020 911 Speedster is already on a shortlist of very special Porsche models. But as usual with the Germans, special is a relative term.
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The carmaker designed the 911 and presented it as a tribute to the carmaker’s decades-long history and the cars that have shaped our world. But not even this unique approach is enough to express what Porsche thinks of the Speedster.

Starting this week and well into next year, the carmaker will show at intervals 911 Speedsters with unique design elements meant to remind fans of the cars built in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. An unknown number of the Speedster will get this treatment, one Porsche calls Heritage Design package.

On Wednesday (August 14) Porsche revealed the first Heritage Design package, meant to be both a nod to the 356 Speedster racing sports cars of the 1950s and a commitment that Porsche will not forget its roots as it heads into the age of electrified vehicles.

“We want our customers to be able to reconnect with that sense of vitality our historical cars are known for,” said in a statement color-and-trim designer Stéphanie Kleiböhmer.

“As we enter a new world with the fully electric Taycan, the Speedster sends the clear message that we won’t be forgetting our roots.”

In this case, the package comprises carbon elements in GT Silver Metallic paint, white front bumpers, spears on the fenders and an all-metal, gold-plated curved logo spelling the name Speedster. At the interior, the car has been draped in black and cognac leather.

Porsche did not say exactly how many Heritage Edition Speedsters it will be making, and it did not say when we should be expecting the next ones. The usual 911 Speedster, if it can be called that, sells from $274,500, and this special version is priced at least $24,510 over that price.

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