As far as icons go, the Porsche Speedster is certainly one of the world''s most recognizable cars. This remarkable roadster (it almost seems a shame to call it merely a "replica") is the closest thing you''re going to find to motorized sneakers. With a seriously potent power-to-weight ratio and handling that borders on telepathic, you probably can''t have more fun with four wheels. With curves like this, especially those wildly flared fenders, you don''t need flashy paint. Instead, they wisely chose an elegant graphite gray metallic that shows off the Speedster''s iconic shape. The fiberglass body with those big fenders is perhaps what a 356 Turbo might have looked like should such a thing have existed in the 1950s. It''s aggressive, sleek, and carries itself with the pugnaciousness of a bulldog. Correct Speedster details abound, giving it a very authentic look that probably won''t appeal to purists, but everyone else will definitely dig it. Check out the big headlights, the miniature bumperettes, the tiny grilles and parking lights, and the single vent on the rear deck lid. And as a long-time Speedster fan, I''ve always admired the side mirrors, which are miniature works of art that look fast. Add in a chopped-down windshield and this car looks like it''ll do 200 MPH. The Speedster was always basic, but it was the kind of basic that told you that someone did it on purpose and with a bit of flair. That tradition continues in this sinister speedster, with gorgeous tan leather seats that are both minimalist and artistic, recalling the past without duplicating it. Matching door panels contrast with gray carpets and a two-tone dash. The finish quality is tangible, from the seams in the carpet to the reproduction gauges, and there aren''t many original Speedsters that were this nice, even when new. A Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel gives it a vintage feel and the 4-speed shifter is only inches away, so it''s a joy to drive, and with an AM/FM/CD stereo under the dash, it offers alternative entertainment when you''re just cruising. There''s a minimalist top that''s purely for emergencies, but it fits well and folds easily, and you''ll keep it stashed under a matching black canvas tonneau most of the time anyway. Believe it or not, the original Speedsters were not horsepower monsters, but instead blended entertaining handling with a great power-to-weig This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.