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Saturday, December 18, 2021

A modern interpretation of the Porsche 909 Bergspyder

~sTormPass~ Car companies often build unique cars that ordinary people have never thought of before. Therefore, many of the concept cars made as one of its engineering prototypes that cannot be realized into production version or just end up into the piles of the automaker's storage facility. One example is the Porsche Bergspyder 981 prototype which was built in 2015 and never produced by the Stuttgart-based automaker.
The Porsche Bergspyder 981 was built in 2015 as a modern interpretation of the legendary lightweight one seat speedster specifically for hillclimb races named Porsche 909 Bergspyder of 1968. (Picture from: OtoDriver)
The Porsche Bergspyder 981 was built in 2015, when Porsche's top brasses commissioned their Zuffenhausen-based engineers to build a new generation Bergspyder prototype, perhaps just to reminisce about the legendary lightweight one seat speedster specifically for hillclimb races named Porsche 909 Bergspyder which is now over of 50 years old.
The Porsche Bergspyder 981 (on the left) posed along with its predecessor hillclimb racing car named Porsche 909 Bergspyder of 1968 (on the right). (Picture from: OtoDriver)
Amazingly, the classic racing car of 1968 only has weighs of 384 kg, known as the lightest car ever made by Porsche. The new generation prototype is built based on the Porsche Boxster 981 under the similar design and layouts as its predecessor, ie the single-seater roofless sports car. 
1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder was known as the lightest car ever made by Porsche with the weight only 384 kg. (Picture from: UrDesignMag)
While the car's exterior is also painted in identical white color of its predecessor and accented with striped green lines. However, unlike its predecessor, the new car weighs around 1,099 kg.
The Porsche Bergspyder 981 was built based on the Porsche Boxster 981 and featured as the single-seater roofless sports car. (Picture from: UrDesignMag)
Inside the cabin, the Bergspyder 981 has a redesigned dashboard, but still carries some elements of the Porsche 918 Spyder. The driver's seat is taken from the 918 as well, while the unique passenger side is fitted with a removable cover with a door that can still be opened, so that it can be used as a hidden trunk to store the helmets, etc.
The Porsche Bergspyder 981 has a redesigned dashboard, but still carries some elements of the Porsche 918 Spyder. (Picture from: UrDesignMag)
Furthermore, the car is powered by a flat-six 3,800 cc Boxer engine which is also used in the Porsche Cayman GT4. The engine is capable of producing around 393 ps of power and 420 Nm of torque, so it can make the Bergspyder car accelerate from rest to 100 kph in just 4 seconds.
Although it was originally planned that the Bergspyder would enter production at the time, in fact it has not yet passed the tests. So that made Porsche fail to market the car unit in several countries and finally the one-off prototype only became one of the cars on display in the Porsche museum. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PORSCHE | MOTORAUTHORITY | URDESIGNMAG | SUPERCAR BLONDIE ]
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