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2011 Porsche 911 Speedster (photos)

Porsche only plans to make 356 examples of this 911, with about 100 hitting U.S. shores.

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The 911 Speedster, which we saw at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, makes its North American debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.
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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.
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The Speedster is a stripped-down version of the 911 chassis that features increased performance.
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Under the rear deck lid lives a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, but there have been a few changes.
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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.
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The roadster features a 60-millimeter-lower, more aggressively raked windscreen.
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Beneath the Speedster's double-bubble hardcover is a manual soft top.
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Zero to 60 mph happens in 4.2 seconds before the Speedster goes on to reach a top-track speed of 190 mph.
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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.
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Black classically styled wheels each feature a machined lip, behind which hides the standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

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