Grab a rare sports car and help those in need

The Porsche 911 Speedster returned for the 2020 model year after a nine-year absence. It’s the final iteration of the previous 991.2-generation 911, it’s incredibly expensive, and limited to 1,948 units. If you missed out on the Speedster when Porsche introduced it in 2019, you can buy the final example at an RM Sotheby’s auction for coronavirus relief.

Where does it happen?

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Unlike most of the RM Sotheby’s auctions, which usually take place during actual events around the U.S., the Porsche 911 Speedster is being sold through an online auction. Check out the dedicate page to find out on how to bid.

When it happens?

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Bidder registration just opened today, April 13. You can sign up to bid until April 15, when actual bidding begins. The process closes on April 22, so you have exactly seven days to try to win the car.

How much will it cost?

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The Speedster is offered without reserve, but expect it to fetch more than the original price.

The 911 Speedster was sold by Porsche from a whopping $275,750, but rare cars like these cost way more at auction.

If previous 911 auctions are any indication, this Speedster will probably go under the hammer for at least $500,000. You will also pay a 10-percent buyer premium and, more importantly, you must possess U.S. residency. The car will be delivered in California and will include a Porsche Design wristwatch and a personalized visit to its Weissach facilities.

Where’s the money going?

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All proceeds, minus taxes and fees, will be donated to United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. This was set up to support coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. With more than 550,000 cases as of April 13, 2020, the United States is the epicenter of the pandemic.

How exclusive is the Porsche 911 Speedster?

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Although based on the previous-generation 911, the Speedster is a rare gem. That’s mostly because Porsche uses the Speedster nameplate only once a few years. This specific model is also limited to 1,948 units as a tribute to the original Speedster.

Notable design features include a shorter windshield, flying buttresses behind the seats, and a soft-top. Its interior is based on the 911 GT3, so it comes with sports seats, black leather upholstery with red accents, and fabric door pulls. The drivetrain also comes from the 911 GT3, so we’re talking about a 4.0-liter flat-six rated at 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.

It also features carbon-ceramic brakes and rear-axle steering. The 911 Speedster needs 3.8 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, toward a top speed of 192 mph.

2020 Porsche 911 Speedster drivetrain specifications
Engine 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder
Horsepower 502 hp
Torque 346 lb-ft
Transmission six-speed manual
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 192 mph
Curb Weight 3,230 lbs

Source: RM Sotheby’s

Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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