The 356 No. 1 Roadster was the very first car built by the Porsche brand, it was so long ago the Porsche crest hadn’t even been created yet. It was a compact mid-engined 2-seater with all of 40 hp on tap. It was the car that launched the brand, by 1965 there were 78 000 produced in a few variations. It’s just about anniversary time for the car, and as is the norm by automakers of this calibre, the best way to celebrate it is to create a concept car. This is where the Porsche Vision 375 Concept enters the fray. The best way to describe it is retro-cool, and it has to be the best-looking concept seen by the automaker in ages. Of course, you can tell that we’re fans of the 356, spurred on by recreations by the likes of Rod Emory from Emory Motorsports with his Outlaw builds. Being a small car, the obvious choice for the base platform is the smallest Porsche in the range, the Cayman. Seeing as the R&D department was footing the bill, the concept has made use of the best parts from the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. “We created a very special birthday present in the form of the Porsche Vision 357, one which uses the 356 as a basis to underscore the significance of our design DNA,” as Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche, says. “The design study is an attempt to combine the past, present and future with coherency, featuring proportions that are reminiscent of its historical archetype and details that visualise the outlook for the future.”
Take a look at the YouTube video from the Top Gear crew as they take a closer look at the most amazing-looking Porsche concept ever, the Vision 357 which is a retro-cool car that simply must go into production because daaaaamn: FIRST LOOK: Porsche Vision 357 – The Best Birthday Present Ever? | Top Gear
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