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Porsche 981 Bergspyder: The wonderful lightness of the One

The little Porsche 101: Porsche 981 and 909 Bergspyder add up to loads fun.

Text: Marko Knab Photo: Porsche 03.06.2019 1 min

Generally speaking, it's said that you have a hard time alone in life. But is that really the case? When we look at the race track, we have some doubts. And the first impression is not deceptive: You sit behind the wheel? Alone. The fastest cars? Single-seater. And the goal at the end of the race is ideally? Right, the »1«.

It's clear fast: Even mountains can be moved, all by yourself. At least with the right vehicle: the 909 Bergspyder from 1968, for example. With a total weight of just 384 kilograms and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.39 hp/kg, it is still today the most efficient Porsche of all time. This calls for repetition. That’s what the Porsche engineers did with their Boxster test vehicle. It's obvious who the godfather was: 909.

It is also no coincidence that the study named 981 Bergspyder with 393 horsepower ends on the number »1«: After all, it is a unique piece with a weight of one tonne and one seat. Conclusion: It's easier on your own, at least in a Porsche. There is only one serious problem left: Which one of those two Spyders should one take?