Porsche 356 Closer To A Comeback?

porsche 356 speedster rebornI love rumors, well, at least the good kind. Especially when they pertain to future Porsche models. Lyndon recently sent me links to several blogs reporting a possible reborn Porsche 356 Speedster.

I’ve mentioned the possibility of this car a couple of times in the past. Most recently back in November when Motorauthority.com detailed the many reasons why Porsche should, and very well might, build a new 356. Here’s a link to my post: Could A Reborn 356 Be The New “Entry Level” Porsche?

The image above looks too much like an Audi TT for my tastes. Specs, platform and target release date are all over the boards. Hit the links below if you want to indulge in a little dreaming though.

Whether or not these rumors are true, I’m torn on how I feel about a re-release of such an iconic classic. Part of me loves the idea of a reborn model. One that captures the essence of the original design while modernizing it to today’s standards. A modern day interpretation of what Porsche would build were it creating the 356 for the first time.

Another part of me thinks the classic should be left alone. It represents too much to the brand to be monkeyed with. Most people who love Porsches, LOVE the 356. Just the way it is. Why muddy the waters with a “new” model?

Fortunately for us all, I play the role of consumer and not manufacturer. Who knows what kind of mess we’d be in were I to be the one responsible for these decisions.

Here are links to a couple of posts about a reborn Porsche 356 Speedster:

Autoblog.com: Rendered Speculation: Porsche 356 Speedster Reborn

4wheelnews.com: Porsche 356 Speedster Planning A Big Comeback

Comments

  1. Nice Model ! How much would this car cost if somebody would buy it?

  2. Really looking a great combination of class and luxury. I’m dying to see it. I hope it would be more better and enrich with all comfort level.

  3. I read in Autoweek that the are going to make the next Boxster/Cayman bigger to fit this into the model range better.

  4. I like the idea of keeping the 356 a classic. This new model should have a new name and since there is a picture of of it must be true, the Porsche is planning something new, right?

  5. I agree with you. These ‘new’ models have pretty much nothing in common with the original so I don’t see the point behind it. Especially if they don’t share some essential design principles with the original either.

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