Porsche Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster EV Debuts As Fashionable-Day 356 With Tonneau Cowl

Porsche is in a festive temper on the 2023 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity the place it is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first automotive, the 356 No. 1 Roadster. To mark the big day, the parents from Zuffenhausen have created a modern-day interpretation of the enduring open-top sports activities automotive. The brand new Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster is a roofless follow-up to the Imaginative and prescient 357 Idea launched at first of the 12 months.

Whereas the coupe was based mostly on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the equally beautiful speedster traces its roots to the 718 GT4 e-Efficiency. Sure, it is electrical. It sources the chassis from the 718 GT4 Clubsport and combines it with the electrical motors and battery tech of the Mission R idea. That includes a one-sided tonneau cowl, the one-off proudly carries “75” logos as a nod to the unique 356.

Sitting on 20-inch magnesium center-lock wheels outfitted with carbon fiber hubcaps, the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster has a wraparound entrance hood and fender-mounted cameras as an alternative of facet mirrors. There are holes within the physique for the headlights and taillights whereas the third brake gentle is neatly built-in within the vertical rear vents. Porsche selected a two-tone end by combining Marble Gray and Grivelo Gray Metallic additionally used for the wheels, mixed with Miami Blue accents all through the outside.

Stepping inside, there is a low-mounted seat with a carbon fiber bolstered plastic shell constructed into the monocoque and outfitted with a six-point racing harness. The minimalist cabin has a carbon fiber dashboard with a clear instrument cluster and does away with common door handles by utilizing cloth straps to shave off weight. The Miami Blue accents we noticed on the skin proceed within the cabin on the few particular person controls in addition to on the steering wheel.

Following its public look this week on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster can even be showcased on the finish of September through the Rennsport Reunion in the US at Laguna Seca.