This week Porsche released images of its ‘Vision 357’, a homage to the original 356 and an imagining of the kind of car Ferry Porsche might have envisaged were he starting his company today, rather than 75 years ago. And that’s the reason for the 357’s existence. In addition to the 60th anniversary of the 911, Porsche itself reaches its three-quarter century this year. It’s come a long way in that time.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.