Porsche Vision 357: It’s a true tribute to the first sports car

It will be on display from today until mid-February in Berlin.

On June 8, 1948, the 356 n°1 Roadster became the first car in the name of Porsche to receive its circulation permit. Now, 75 years later, it pays homage in style, as the design studio brings the memorable silhouette and fundamental concept that reflects tradition and innovation to the present day: the Porsche Vision 357.

“We’ve created a very special birthday present. It underlines the importance of our 356-based design DNA. It’s an attempt to blend past, present and future cohesively, with proportions reminiscent of its historical archetype and details that anticipate future traits,” said Michael Mauer, Vice President of Style Porsche.

This model is developed on the platform of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and will use the same mechanical base, which mounts a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine in the rear and delivers a maximum power of 500 horsepower. Note that it will also have the new synthetic fuel “eFuels” recently developed by the German brand.

This Porsche Vision 357 will be on display from today until mid-February at the special exhibition “75 years of Porsche sports cars” at the Volkswagen Group’s “Drive” forum in Berlin. Additionally, on March 10, it will also premiere at South by Southwest in Austin, USA.

The design is striking in every way, with a uniform silhouette, a narrow cabin, broad shoulders evoking the whole image of the 356. The windshield wraps around the respective A-pillars, which are black in color and visually join the glazed surfaces. sides in a unit.

Other details that distinguish this Vision 357 are its door handles which are hidden, the rear lights are located behind a dot pattern on the body itself. Another nod to the original model can be found at the rear, where the third brake light is integrated. The light groups are the same as the current Porsche models, they have four points in the front, in this sense they have opted for the modern but the rounded design is very reminiscent of the 356.

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