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Porsche Vision 357


Soon it will be 75 years that Porsche is building sports cars. On this anniversary, the Stuttgart company is of course giving itself a present, launching another vision – and surprisingly, it is not electric. On the contrary, it is based on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS with its 500 hp, which is currently probably the most dynamic vehicle in the wide range of models. To make it smell a bit like the future, it is powered by a few litres of synthetic fuel that Porsche produces itself at a test facility in faraway Chile.

Michael Mauer, who has been responsible for Porsche design for almost 20 years and recently also became chief designer for the entire VW Group, explains the task for the Porsche Vision 357 like this: What would Ferry Porsche’s dream of a sports car have looked like today? And then he explains: “The study is an attempt to coherently combine the past, present and future. The proportions may be reminiscent of the historical model, details visualise the view into the future.”

With its monolithic shape, narrow passenger cell with flyline dropping early to the rear and broad shoulders, the Porsche Vision 357 is logically intended to recall the 356 in its proportions. That is, of the early series models, not of the very first Porsche, because that was a roadster. The windscreen is strongly drawn around the A-pillars. These, in turn, are black and visually connect the side window surfaces to form a single unit. This DLO (Daylight Opening) graphic is reminiscent of the visor of a helmet.

No, series production is not planned. The Porsche Vision 357 is also not really suitable as a model for new models – one must (or: may) assume that the successors to Porsche’s 718s will then be purely electrically powered. And the design department has other visions.

So, now have a look at the Porsche 356 RSR from Emory Motorsports, here (sorry, just in german, but it is about the pictures). There are more Porsches in our archive.

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