Porsche to breathe life back into 356 roadster

Porsche to breathe life back into 356 roadster

Porsche is busy fueling speculation that it will rebirth its famous 356 roadster.

According to a recent interview with a motoring magazine, Porsche says the rebirth of the company’s light-weight roadster will be realised in 2014. The 356 has obvious significance for originally set the tone for the company’s sporting intentions. At just 1,600 lbs the first 356 was powered by a 1.1-liter, 40 horsepower air-cooled unit.

There is probably some merit to the whispers whipping around motoring circles. Porsche has been considering an “entry” model priced below the Boxster, possibly based on VW’s BlueSport Concept (read news item) the company debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It would be great news if Porsche can keep from ruining the light-weight 356 name with hundereds of pounds of safety and unnecessary luxury equipment.

Porsche is busy fueling speculation that it will rebirth its famous 356 roadster.

According to a recent interview with a motoring magazine, Porsche says the rebirth of the company’s light-weight roadster will be realised in 2014. The 356 has obvious significance for originally set the tone for the company’s sporting intentions. At just 1,600 lbs the first 356 was powered by a 1.1-liter, 40 horsepower air-cooled unit.

There is probably some merit to the whispers whipping around motoring circles. Porsche has been considering an “entry” model priced below the Boxster, possibly based on VW’s BlueSport Concept (read news item) the company debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It would be great news if Porsche can keep from ruining the light-weight 356 name with hundereds of pounds of safety and unnecessary luxury equipment.

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