june 1948 marked a very special moment for porsche as they introduced their first ever sports car, the ‘356 ‘no.1’ roadster’. now, 70 years later, the german marque celebrates the anniversary with an open-top model that merges heritage with state-of-the-art components. the porsche ‘911 speedster’ concept truly reflects their brand essence with precise clarity.


all images courtesy of porsche

 

 

the concept car’s broad body has been borrowed from the porsche ‘911 carrera 4 cabriolet’, although its wings, front bonnet and rear cover have been replaced with lightweight carbon fiber instead. with a very low fly line, it has a stocky profile that is accentuated even more so with a shorter window frame, shortened side windows and a more inclined windscreen. as well, at the back, the sports car has a special rear cover that connects behind the seats, covering a roll-over protection structure and creating contrasting black slats between its ‘humps’.

 

 

the porsche ‘911 speedster’ concept’s lightweight principles continue to the interior, where the navigation, radio and air conditioning systems have all been removed. furthermore, the full bucket seats are made of carbon, before being upholstered in light brown aniline leather in cognac 365 – a reference to its classic predecessors.

 

 

tributes to the car’s heritage are even more apparent with its exterior styling. firstly, its paintwork of GT silver and white colors reference porsche’s race-cars. secondly, it features a 50s-style central fuel tank cap is positioned right in the middle of the bonnet, classic talbot shaped wing mirrors, and unique headlights. finally, the wide B-pillars and the rear are decorated with milled, gold-plated ‘speedster’ lettering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This kind of looks like the chubby brother-in-law of what the design should be. Needs refinement in my eye.

    steve hassler says:
  • If Porsche is mimeting an AUDI, will AUDI mimetize Porsche and the two companies, under the same roof, important to say, will launch a single car that will mimic the two?

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo says:

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