The first car built by the Porsche brand was the 356 No. 1 Roadster, a car that can still rate among the most beautiful of all time. Not too long ago we were introduced to the all-electric Porsche Vision 357 Speedster that was based on the 718 GT4 e-Performance, built in homage to that OG roadster. Well, what you see here is a continuation of that homage in the form of the stunning Porsche Vision 357 Speedster. It’s pretty much the same thing except for the glaringly obvious missing roof. We have to say that it just works, the dimensions are perfect. “The Porsche Vision 357 is a nod to the first Porsche model line, Ferry Porsche’s dream sports car. And since the 356 has burned itself into the collective brand memory as both a convertible and a coupé, the same logic applies to the concept car: there can only be two,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster embodies the essence of the brand. Driving pleasure and driving dynamics combined with an extremely purist form. As with the Mission X that we presented just a few weeks ago, this model demonstrates that even with fresh design genes, the Porsche DNA shines through.” The concept features a typical speedster windscreen, shorter than usual, and the right side has a tonneau cover like open-top sports cars of yesteryear. The driver’s headrest has a carbon roll-over built-in, again looking like the cars of old.
The car features a two-tone using Marble Grey and Grivelo Grey Metallic, the front wheels are also painted in Grivelo Grey Metallic, all contrasted with Miami Blue, on things like the quick-release mechanisms on the wrap-around front bonnet. There’s the Porsche anniversary logo with the “75” and the years “1948” and “2023” added in. There are comic-style unicorns in front of the rear wheels, and these were specifically for the car by Porsche designers, as was the “Speedster” logo. There are no exterior mirrors, cameras take their place and are positioned on the fenders and they feature a new, aerodynamically optimised design reminiscent of wings. There’s a 4-point light signet on the front that features a round design, the rear lights sit behind a patterned array of points milled in the body itself, a vertical grille pattern in the rear with an integrated brake light, as seen on the Roasdter version. The 20-inch magnesium wheels have carbon fibre hubcaps and centre-locks. Inside is a bespoke affair, and that Miami Blue from the exterior is splashed around on various components, and there’s a rather race-like look and feel. The entire dashboard has a carbon-weave finish, and Miama Blue straps replace a conventional glove compartment.
Take a look at the YouTube video that details the whats and whys behind this amazing Vision 357 Speedster from inception to the physical car seen a this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in England: Porsche Vision 357 Speedster | CWMedia
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