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Porsche 357 Vision Speedster

Porsche revealed its Vision 357 in January, one of the more streamlined designs we've seen the company show off recently. The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster, the company's follow-up to that vehicle, was presented on the eve of this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 357 Vision Speedster respects the 356 and commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, much like the initial design from which it draws inspiration. It will be on show in the United States at the Rennsport Reunion in September after its UK premiere, and even though it won't be put into production, it's sure to delight Porsche fans.

The design looks similar to the hardtop concept from January in many ways, but adding a low-slung windscreen makes it look even more streamlined. The front tow strap, rear tow hook, and the massive "75" logos are painted in Miami Blue, while the rest of the vehicle is painted in a mix of Marble Grey and Grivelo Grey Metallic.

There are a few other little touches that stand out. For instance, the wing mirrors have been replaced with cameras, and there are little unicorn images in front of the rear wheels. The headlights and taillights are incredibly distinctive since they are encased in mesh built into the bodywork. The rear has a stylish vertical grille that cleverly conceals the third brake light.

Additionally, Porsche added a set of 20-inch magnesium wheels with carbon fibre hubcaps and centre locks to the concept car. These wheels were made with design cues from the original 356 A and 356 B wheels.

The monocoque-integrated carbon fibre-reinforced bucket seat and driver-focused design of the cabin make it a single-seater. Then, Porsche added Miami Blue seatbelts, a transparent instrument cluster, and additional controls. The dashboard also has carbon fibre.

According to Michael Mauer, vice president of style at Porsche, "The Porsche Vision 357 is a nod to the first Porsche model line, Ferry Porsche's dream sports car." The same reasoning holds for the concept car: there can only be two since the 356 has permanently etched itself into the collective brand memory as both a convertible and a coupé. The Porsche Vision 357 Speedster personifies the company's identity. They combine a very pure form with driving dynamics and enjoyment. This model shows that even with new design genes, the Porsche DNA comes through, exactly like the Mission X we recently revealed.

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