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WATCH: Porsche's awesome 70th anniversary gift to itself - throwback 911 Speedster Concept

2018-06-12 09:09

Robin Classen

Porsche has revealed a striking new concept car for its 70th anniversary of sportscar production - the 911 Speedster Concept.

The brand recently celebrated its 70th birthday and what better way to do so than rewarding itself with a personalised gift.

The 911 heritage

The unique model draws inspiration from the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster in 1948.

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Gone are the luxuries and technology normally found in a Porsche. Everything from the Satnav, air con and radio have been scrapped in a bid to save weight.

The 911 is made lighter with the fitment of carbon-fibre seats as well as lightweight panels.

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Forward momentum comes in the form of a flat-six engine that produces over 372kW (500bhp), while the number '70' adds a bit of exclusivity.

You get the feeling that there is still more to come from Porsche - more cars and more power.

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