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Friday, September 8, 2023

Porsche's 75th Anniversary Celebration: Unveiling the Vision 357 Speedster

~Study Design~ On this year, Porsche is ringing in its 75th anniversary with a bang at the 30th Goodwood Festival of Speed. Among the festivities, the spotlight shines on the stunning Porsche Vision 357 Speedster, an electric sports car that boldly defies convention.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster is the sister-model to the closed Porsche Vision 357 with which the sports car manufacturer launched its own 75th anniversary-year celebrations. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
This open-top marvel, closely related to the Porsche Vision 357 Coupe, boasts a design inspired by the Porsche 718 GT4 e-Performance, a true embodiment of Porsche's innovation and legacy. The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster pays homage to the brand's roots, harkening back to Ferry Porsche's original dream sports car. Michael Mauer, Vice President of Style Porsche, describes it as such, encapsulating the essence of Porsche's heritage and vision.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster pays homage to the brand's roots, harkening back to Ferry Porsche's original dream sports car. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Underneath its sleek exterior lies cutting-edge technology. The electric motor and battery system draw inspiration from the Porsche Mission R, while the chassis hails from the Porsche 718 GT4 Clubsport. This amalgamation of Porsche's expertise results in a thrilling driving experience.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster boasts a design inspired by the Porsche 718 GT4 e-Performance, a true embodiment of Porsche's innovation and legacy. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The design of the Porsche Vision 357 Speedster is a visual symphony, featuring a truncated windshield and a tonneau cover on the right side. The tonneau cover, a throwback to classic open sports cars, exudes timeless charm. The carbon roller elements behind the driver's headrest create an illusion of suspension, adding an element of mystique. Behind these elements, you'll find the charging ports and classic speedster roof mounts.
The design of the Porsche Vision 357 Speedster is a visual symphony, featuring a truncated windshield and a tonneau cover on the right side. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The striking two-tone color scheme, Marble Gray and Grivelo Gray Metallic, pays homage to Porsche's illustrious motorsport history. The front wheels are resplendent in Grivelo Gray Metallic, with Miami Blue accents adorning the quick-release mechanism around the front bonnet cover. The anniversary logo, prominently featuring '75,' '1948,' and '2023,' is rendered in Grivelo Gray Metallic and Miami Blue, adding a touch of elegance.
The dashboard boasts a carbon fiber finish, housing a transparent instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, emphasizing the car's racing pedigree. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster takes its cues from the Vision 357 Coupe but introduces a fresh twist. Instead of Red, a contrasting Miami Blue color is incorporated into the decorative elements. An eye-catching comic-style unicorn, specially crafted by Porsche designers, graces the rear wheel, alongside the signature 'Speedster' logo.
Inside the Porsche Vision 357 Speedster cabin, a single driver's bench with a low racing-style seating position defines the cockpit. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Modernization extends to the side mirrors, replaced by sleek camera models mounted on the front fenders. The wheels boast 20-inch magnesium rims, complemented by carbon fiber wheel caps and center locks.
The electric motor and battery system of Porsche Vision 357 Speedster draw inspiration from the Porsche Mission R, while the chassis hails from the Porsche 718 GT4 Clubsport. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Inside the cabin, a single driver's bench with a low racing-style seating position defines the cockpit. The bench cover seamlessly integrates carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) into the monocoque structure. Racetex-clad seat cushions and vibrant Miami Blue six-point seat belts add flair to the minimalist interior. The dashboard boasts a carbon fiber finish, housing a transparent instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, emphasizing the car's racing pedigree.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster is currently a concept vehicle, showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and set to dazzle at the Rennsport Reunion in September. As for its future as a production car, only time will tell. Porsche holds the keys to that secret. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PORSCHE | TOPGEAR | AUTOCAR ]
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