This Custom Porsche Is a Modern Take on the Ultra-Rare 911 Speedster

Porsche only made two examples of the original retro supercar.

Instagram/@guntherwerks

Because the 993 Series marked the last production Porsche 911s powered by the marque’s historic air-cooled boxer flat-six, they are extremely collectible. Top-tier factory-equipped models like this turbocharged 1996 911 GT2 sell in the high six figures at auction, while others like the roofless 911 Speedster are virtually impossible to find. 

Instagram/@guntherwerks

Enter Huntington Beach’s Gunther Werks. The 911 restomod masters announced that they’re making 25 993-gen 911 Speedsters, effectively expanding the legacy of a car that was limited to just a single pair. 

Instagram/@guntherwerks

Gunther Werks isn’t so much recreating the 911 Speedster as remastering it. To make up for the lack of rigidity created by a removable roof design, the chassis has been stiffened and the top and tonneu cover are reinforced with carbon fiber. 

Instagram/@guntherwerks

Additional upgrades include a lower rake glass windscreen that can be deleted entirely, updated front fascia with an integrated carbon front spoiler, and a new lightweight single-skin hood. 

The rear of the Speedster features a revised duck tail with a ram air scoop and all-new 3D-printed Inconel exhaust tips. Billet-carved aluminum side view mirrors, streamlined lightweight door handles and updated front LED reflector system round out the exterior details.

Instagram/@guntherwerks

Inside are more modern improvements. A new carbon fiber dash, floor panel and hollow, drag-reducing seat shell bring a touch of the 21st century to the 90s-era ride. Gunther Werks also teased a redesigned pedal assembly but didn’t provide imagery—more billet-carved aluminum would makes sense. 

Instagram/@guntherwerks

As for technical specs, Autoblog reports that the restomodded Speedsters will run Rothsport Racing’s 435-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six, a six-speed manual transmission, and a JRZ dynamic suspension system. 

Prices haven’t been announced, but expect something along the lines of the $600,000 Gunther Werks charged for the 993-Series 911 400R

Tags: