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JUL 20th 2018

Andrew English

Driving the first ever Porsche sportscar

It's probably one of the best-looking Porsches ever. It's so low that the top of the coachwork barely reaches my thighs, yet the whole car's appearance hangs on a single curve running from front to rear. In 1947 Erwin Komenda designed this little speedster's aluminium body in just a few weeks and while it might be based on a Volkswagen Beetle, the proportions on the 85-inch wheelbase and 16-inch wheels are just about perfect.

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