The Porsche 356 was reborn for 2023 powered by the 718 GT4 RS

The Porsche 356 was reborn for 2023 powered by the 718 GT4 RS


Porsche has revisited its beginnings with this new design concept, designed as one of the “many” 75th birthday gifts that the sports car company will present itself next year.

The Vision 357 is a modern version of the 356, which in 1948 was the first production car to bear the Porsche name and went on to produce the iconic Porsche 911 – which turns 60 this year.

The 357 evokes the sleek and slim design of the 356, while also featuring a modern look at the front, rounded and flared rear arches.

However, despite being “freed” from any regulations that apply to passenger cars, such as those related to safety, Porsche has chosen not to bring back the split-glass design of the 356.

The 357 uses a special livery and 75th anniversary logos to adorn the doors and hood, giving it a road racing look.

Michael Mauer, vice president of Sinema Porsche, the team that created the concept, called the 357 “an attempt to combine the past, the present and the future”, as well as presenting “details that raise expectations for the future”.

Despite those comments, Mauer wouldn’t confirm whether the 357 offers an immediate glimpse of the brand’s future styling, and said he doesn’t expect a next-generation 911.

However, he added that “there are features that may one day begin to be developed” and suggested they could include bug-like headlights and body-integrated taillights. “It’s a possible solution, or a vision, or you could almost say a dream,” he said.

Porsche has revisited its beginnings with this new design concept, designed as one of the “many” 75th birthday gifts that the sports car company will present itself next year.

The Vision 357 is a modern version of the 356, which in 1948 was the first production car to bear the Porsche name and went on to produce the iconic Porsche 911 – which turns 60 this year.

The 357 evokes the sleek and slim design of the 356, while also featuring a modern look at the front, rounded and flared rear arches.

However, despite being “freed” from any regulations that apply to passenger cars, such as those related to safety, Porsche has chosen not to bring back the split-glass design of the 356.

The 357 uses a special livery and 75th anniversary logos to adorn the doors and hood, giving it a road racing look.

Michael Mauer, vice president of Sinema Porsche, the team that created the concept, called the 357 “an attempt to combine the past, the present and the future”, as well as presenting “details that raise expectations for the future”.

Despite those comments, Mauer wouldn’t confirm whether the 357 offers an immediate glimpse of the brand’s future styling, and said he doesn’t expect a next-generation 911.

However, he added that “there are features that may one day begin to be developed” and suggested they could include bug-like headlights and body-integrated taillights. “It’s a possible solution, or a vision, or you could almost say a dream,” he said.