Porsche Bergspyder – a lightweight sports car that has never beenJune 3, 2019
In 1968, Porsche introduced the 909 Bergspyder, a single lightweight speedster designed specifically for racing on mountain slopes. The car received a white-green livery, and could also boast a weight of only 1,099 kg.
It turns out that Porsche ordered the design team from Weissach to build a light sports car based on the Boxster model 981 – it was in 2015. The goal was to create a “radical and uncompromising” design than the same Boxster Spyder, while being as light and minimal as possible. Inspired by the late 60s Porsche 909, the result was the 981 Bergspyder, which carries the same white and green livery as the original car.
The single-seater sports car was completely roofless, without door handles and a windshield, the 981 Bergspyder was a modern interpretation of the model 909 of that time, and even a bit more.
Just like the “mountain riders” of the 60s, the 981 Bergspyder had a small flat transparent wind deflector that was located around the driver. Faux leather tarpaulin was designed to look similar to the 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster. While the foundations of the car were shared with the third-generation Boxster, the 981 Bergspyder’s interior was inherited from the 918 Spyder, including the seats. The concept could look like a single car, but its passenger door could be used as a “trunk”.
Under the hood, the 981 Bergspyder had a 3.8-liter 388-horsepower engine from the Cayman GT4, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in just 4.0 seconds, and the Nurburgring lap took place in 00: 07: 30.
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