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by Brett Davis

Some details of Porsche’s plans for the future have been leaked, outlining information on the upcoming 911 Speedster.

According to the details, the Speedster is due to go on sale by 2011 and will showcase a ‘turbo’ wide-body with pumped guards on the front and hugely puffed rear wheel arches. It will also use a low-cut windscreen to reignite the spirit of the 911 Speedster from the Eighties and Ninties, and will be a strict two-seat 911.

Engine details are said to be on par with the Sport Classic specification, which uses a 3.8-litre flat six but, in this, the power is said to have been tweaked slightly to output 300kW.

The trademark rear camel humps are there purely as a design element inspired by the original 356 Speedster of the Fifties; there’ll be no stow-away hard-top roof inside them. Instead, a fold away, tent-style arrangement – also seen on the Boxster Speedster – will be used.

Only 100 examples are going to be built, so due to this exclusivity, pricing is expected to exceed the $350,000 mark.

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