The Porsche Vision 357 : a look back at the conceptual journey to the future

Porsche Vision 357

The Porsche Vision 357 – a homage to the 356 – is a prime example of this and can be seen for the first time in Berlin. With it, the Style Porsche team brings monolithic design into the present and shows possible implementations of a future design philosophy: a striking example is the consistent enhancement of the light signature, which is both progressive and visionary in the way it points towards the future. The fundamental concept is reflective of the interplay between tradition and innovation: what might Ferry Porsche’s dream of a sports car look like today?

The Porsche Vision 357 – a reference to the Porsche Type 356.

“With the Porsche Vision 357, we have created a very special birthday present. It underlines the importance of our design DNA based on the 356,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “The study is an attempt to coherently combine the past, present, and future. The proportions are reminiscent of the historical model, while details visualize the view into the future.” Built on the platform of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS with 368 kW (500 PS), the Porsche Vision 357 represents outstanding sports car performance.

A look back at the conceptual journey to the future.

Design has been an elementary component of the Porsche legend since the very beginning. Visionary studies and concept cars form the foundation for unmistakable and innovative design. “Thinking about the future creatively is one of the core responsibilities of Style Porsche. Concept studies are the pool of ideas that feed the design of tomorrow,” says Mauer. “We are perpetually on a conceptual journey into the future of mobility. Time and again, the brand history serves as a source of inspiration. Taking a look back at our tradition with a future concept car is not as paradoxical as it might seem. Creative freedom is also important: this is where valuable ideas can emerge, ones that help us imagine our consistent design philosophy in innovative new directions.

75 years of Porsche sports cars- Porsche 356 No. 1 Roadster (1948) (left), Porsche 911 (901 No. 57) (1963) (in the back) with Porsche Vision 357 (2023) (front right).

Edited Porsche press release 
Pictures courtesy of Porsche AG