Sunday, 8 April 2012

Canepa Speedster

The Porsche 911 Speedster is a rare beast; a two-seater cabrio that featured a lower, more swept-back windscreen than the standard cabriolet, and hid its roof under an aerodynamic hump. Built to evoke the styling of the 356, 2,104 examples were built in 1989, with many sold to collectors.
Now, the Speedster you see here is rarer than most. Built by Bruce Canepa of Canepa Design, California, it features centre-lock wheels, 935 suspension and a twin-turbo 962 IMSA engine kicking out a mighty 600bhp at the wheels. The well-appointed interior hints at the thrust with its rollcage and harnesses, and the 934 airdam and flares add yet more aggression to the wide-body Turbo curves. And get a load of those ultra-wide rear tyres!
Next time you hear someone say that convertibles are for hairdressers, just show them this. Print it out and smack them in the face with it. Repeatedly.
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