During the 2019 Gaisberg Race, classic cars took over the Salzburg’s city streets with gorgeous panoramic mountain views with a highly-anticipated event focused on driving performances, love for motorsports and four-wheel classics. This year, Porsche unveiled the Boxster 981 Bergspyder, a ready-to-drive prototype sports car from the coveted luxe automobile brand inspired by the 909 race car from the 1960s.
The never-before-seen model was unveiled earlier this month after finalizing development in 2015 and being kept a secret at the development center in Weissach. For the first time, car enthusiasts and collectors will get a first look at the rare model based on the brand’s 909 race car from the Porsche Hillclimb racing cars from the 1960s.
the single-seater car was commissioned by the executive board as a means of creating a luxe car that was as light and minimalist as possible. The prototype aimed for a more radical and uncompromising design in order to achieve an exceptional power-to-weight ratio associated with superior driving dynamics.
The car features a combination of design elements inspired by other Porsche models, including a dashboard fitted with elements from the Porsche 918 Spyder. The one-seater car’s passenger section transforms into the car’s second luggage compartment that provides the driver with a helmet shelf, removable cover for the driver’s seat and additional luggage space.
The Bergspyder includes minimal insulation material and weight-optimized components, weighed at 1,099 kg and powered by the 3.8-liter 289 kW boxer engine from the Cayman GT4. While the car is not available for sale, the prototype model is now on display at the Porsche Museum.
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