In a nod to Ferry Porsche’s dream sports car, the first model line the company produced. The 356. As both a convertible and a coupe, that car inspired a generation of drivers. To commemorate it and the Goodwood Festival of Speed anniversary, Porsche created the Vision 357 Speedster.
“The Porsche Vision 357 is a nod to the first Porsche model line, Ferry Porsche’s dream sports car. And since the 356 has cemented 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. The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster embodies the essence of the brand. Driving pleasure and driving dynamics combined with an extremely pure 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.” –Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche
Using the technology of the Porsche 718 GT4 e-performance (Mission R batteries, 718 GT4 Clubsport chassis), the design study Vision 357 Speedster has body design language to homage the 356.
Following the concept’s debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Porsche Vision 357 Speedster will be on display at the Rennsport Reunion in the U.S. at the end of September.
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