The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed gets underway next Thursday, 4 July and we're delighted to announce that the unique Porsche 981 Bergspyder concept will be making its UK debut with Porsche Club GB!
Details of the secretive spyder were revealed earlier this month when it came out of hiding for the Gaisberg hillclimb in Austria. Built by a specialist team in Weissach, the group was tasked to explore the potential of the 981 chassis and create the most minimal sports car possible.
The team developed an open single-seater, with a wrap-around aeroscreen and full tonneau. This was made initially of imitation leather, with a carbon fibre panel planned for the next stage of development. Carbon was also used for both rear and front lids, while the cabin received almost no sound insulation, resulting in a mere 1,099 kg kerbweight. The car was finished in homage to the white and green 909 Bergspyder, Porsche’s lightest ever race car.
Power came from the same 387bhp 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six fitted to the contemporary Cayman GT4, giving the Bergspyder a power-to-weight ratio of 357bhp per tonne. It could hit 62mph in just over four seconds and Porsche projected a Nürburgring lap time of around 7:30 minutes.
Along with this masterpiece from the museum, you’ll find us on stand 501 where Club members can rest and refuel with a freshly served barista prepared coffee or cup of tea. A map of the festival, complete with our location can be found here.