The 911 Speedster, which we saw at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, makes its North American debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Porsche only plans to make 356 examples of the Speedster--a number that bears historic significance--with about 100 of them making it to the U.S.
The Speedster is a stripped-down version of the 911 chassis that features increased performance.
Under the rear deck lid lives a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, but there have been a few changes.
Power is up by 23 horsepower (408 hp) over the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, but EPA fuel economy estimates are interestingly rated at the same 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
The roadster features a 60-millimeter-lower, more aggressively raked windscreen.
Beneath the Speedster's double-bubble hardcover is a manual soft top.
Zero to 60 mph happens in 4.2 seconds before the Speedster goes on to reach a top-track speed of 190 mph.
The 911 Speedster features an interior design that's color-matched to the exterior paint with checkerboard patterns in the center section of the adaptive sports seats.
Black classically styled wheels each feature a machined lip, behind which hides the standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).