VINTECH P550 TRIBUTE
French firm creates a Porsche 550-inspired carbon fibre masterpiece
Drive is sent through a five-speed manual 'box to the rear wheels, while double wishbone suspension and a reputed kerb weight of less than 1,000kg promise back up the evocative looks with a suitably involving drive. Fit, finish and detailing seems to be beautifully realised, as befitting any serious Pebble Beach contender.
"What we wanted to do was to keep as much of the character of the original vehicle while accepting to make the indispensable compromises in order to fabricate a completely functional vehicle that could be used according to more modern standards," they say.
re-envisaged 911s, while demand is high for a production run of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia-based Lancia Stratos. This Ferrari 250 GTO replica is further proof that copycat machinery can be awfully desirable.
We don't know if many P550 Tributes will be built and, if sold, at what price, but given the green light expect very few, costing a hefty amount. An original 1955 550 Spyder sold for $3.685 million at auction earlier this year, making a P550 Tribute a steal if sold at even a tenth of that figure.
Alternatively just £16,495 will get you into this Porsche 718 RSK Replica advertised in the PistonHeads classifieds. Its humble VW Beetle origins are certainly less exotic than the P550's, but it arguably does the same job. You'd only be a pair of Raybans away from James Dean levels of timeless cool.