The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster packs in 1073-HP
In celebration of the German luxury marque’s 75th anniversary, the Porsche Vision 357 Speedster is a reinterpretation of the brand’s first car, the 356. Packed with details and styling that pays homage to the original, the 357 is the sister model to the concept that was initially revealed back in January.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster uses the electric motors and battery technology from the 718 GT4 ePerformance and Mission R, and takes the chassis from the competitive 718 GT4 Clubsport. It also boasts all-wheel drive thanks to an electric motor on each axle.
In qualifying mode, the ePerformance motors generate an incredible 1073 horsepower. In racing mode, they can generate 604 ponies for up to 30 minutes. Porsche claims that the ePerformance car’s lap times and top speed, which is around 186 mph, are comparable to those of the 911 GT3 Cup car.
Porsche has shortened the windshield on the 357. The right side of the cockpit is covered with a cloth tonneau cover, which enhances the driver-centric experience. Headlights and taillights that are almost invisible are carried over from the sister concept. Porsche claims that the two-tone Metallic finishes of Marble Grey and Gravel Grey were chosen to contrast with the Miami Blue highlights across the car and were inspired by vintage race cars.
The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster has “75”, “1948”, and “2023” logos, just like the coupe. However, the speedster logos have a Miami Blue accent. The speedster is driven by 20-inch magnesium wheels that visually resemble the big rims from the 356 and are finished with carbon-fiber hubcaps and center locks.
In addition to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche intends to bring the vehicle to the United States for the Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca in September.