This year Porsche is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The first Porsche, the 356, arrived on June 8, 1948 and now Porsche is paying tribute to that iconic model with the Vision 357 concept.
As a tribute to the 356, the Vision 357 concept features a similar form as its forebear. You’ll also notice that there aren’t traditional mirrors, since cameras let you know what’s behind you and the door handles are tucked in the rear side glass.
We created a very special birthday present in the form of the Porsche Vision 357, one which uses the 356 as a basis to underscore the significance of our design DNA,” said Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “The concept car is an attempt to combine the past, present and future with coherency, featuring proportions that are reminiscent of its historical archetype and details that visualize the outlook for the future.”
The concept is based on the same technology platform as the 718 Cayman GT4 RS with its naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that generates 493 hp.
The concept will be the highlight of the special exhibition “75 Years of Porsche sports cars” at the Volkswagen Group’s Drive Forum in Berlin, which opens to the public on January 27. It will be displayed until mid-February.