The 991 Speedster, a limited-production marvel, is arguably the most luxurious 911 of all. Produced in low numbers, this drop top is like no other car in the range.

With its distinctive double-bubble rear deck and that chopped windscreen, it doesn’t merely hint at its predecessors; it shouts about its lineage from the rooftops. It's a nod to the 356 Speedsters of the 1950s, yet it doesn’t rest on the laurels of its heritage. No, it takes that history, that DNA, and propels it into the modern era.

Beneath the rear deck, you'll find the 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six from the GT3, a powerplant that needs no introduction. It delivers 502 bhp and 346 lb-ft of torque, all while singing to the high heavens with a redline of 9000 rpm. Mated to a six-speed manual (yes! a manwell!) gearbox, it offers a driving experience that’s becoming increasingly rare in our digital age.

Driving the 991 Speedster is an event, a celebration of what happens when you pair modern engineering with a philosophy that’s been at the heart of a brand for over half a century. It’s not merely the act of driving, but the emotion, the connection between man, machine, and the open road. It’s a car that doesn’t just transport you from A to B, but transports you to a different time, a different place. This one has done just 500km from new, meaning you're basically buying a new car. Not only that, but whoever specced this knows what they're doing. The tan leather interior is unreal.

In a world that’s ever-increasing in complexity and autonomy, the 991 Speedster stands as a bastion for the pure, unadulterated joy of driving. It’s a reminder of where Porsche came from, a nod to where they’re going, and a testament to their ability to create cars that, even in the modern era, can stir the soul and quicken the pulse.

Country of sale: Switzerland

Price: 411,000chf (October 2023)

Seller: Porsche Argau

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