1073-HP Porsche Vision 357 Speedster Loses Roof, Gains Electric Power


  • The Porsche Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster idea, an homage to the producer’s first sports activities automotive, is the sister model to the 357 idea revealed in January.
  • The chassis of the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster comes from the 718 GT4 Clubsport, whereas the electrical motors and battery know-how are borrowed from the 718 GT4 e-performance and Mission R.
  • Very like the preliminary Imaginative and prescient 357 idea, the Speedster is jam-packed with particular particulars and styling, hearkening again to the unique 356.

Porsche is continuous its celebration of 75 years for the reason that launch of its first sports activities automotive, the long-lasting 356. In January, the automaker revealed the Porsche Imaginative and prescient 357, a ravishing homage to that first Porsche sports activities automotive. The birthday celebrations have not stopped, with Porsche saying a brand new Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster idea in a single day.



We had been shocked (and thrilled) to be taught that the preliminary Imaginative and prescient 357 idea was constructed on the bones of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, together with the 4.0-liter flat-six engine within the center—it’s 2023 in spite of everything, and each new idea is electrical. Sadly the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster is extra in line with the traits in 2023 and doesn’t share that powertrain. It as a substitute borrows the chassis from the race-ready 718 GT4 Clubsport, whereas taking its electrical motors and battery know-how from the 718 GT4 e-performance and Mission R.



Identical to within the 718 GT4 e-performance—which additionally shares a chassis with the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport—the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster options an electrical motor on every axle offering all-wheel drive. The ePerformance motors produce a whopping 1073 horsepower in qualifying mode and 604 ponies for as much as half-hour in race mode. In response to Porsche, the e-performance automotive matches the present 911 GT3 Cup automotive relating to lap instances and a prime velocity round 186 mph.

Design Focus

However as spectacular because the efficiency figures are, the true draw of the Imaginative and prescient 357 Speedster is the design. In typical speedster style, Porsche shortened the windshield on the automotive. A material tonneau cowl spans the appropriate aspect of the cockpit, lending to a driver-centric expertise. The ultra-smooth bodywork carries over from the sister idea, as do the almost hidden headlights and taillights. In response to Porsche, the two-tone Marble Gray and Gravel Gray Metallic had been impressed by historic automobiles in motorsport, in addition to to distinction the Miami Blue accents discovered all through the automotive.



Identical to on the coupe model, the speedster options giant “75” logos, in addition to “1948” and “2023,” although the speedster logos are completed in a Miami Blue accent. The speedster rides on 20-inch magnesium wheels outfitted with carbon-fiber hubcaps and heart locks, whereas additionally visually representing the big rims from the 356.

Following an look at this weekend’s Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, Porsche plans to convey the automotive to the U.S. the place it will likely be showcased on the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in September.

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After a quick stint as a detailer for a neighborhood dealership group in school, he knew he wanted a extra everlasting method to drive all the brand new automobiles he couldn’t afford and determined to pursue a profession in auto writing. By hounding his school professors on the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was capable of journey Wisconsin searching for out tales within the auto world earlier than touchdown his dream job at Automobile and Driver. His new objective is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.


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