Porsche 356 Speedster
The first Porsche that gave driving enthusiasts a taste of a “race car for the street” was the tiny but significant 356 Speedster. They presented it in the mid-1950s as a special model. It came without luxuries and an open top. Porsche designed the Speedster to be easy to drive on the track and the road (via C Net).
Although the mechanics were the same as the standard 356, the Speedster came with a flat-four engine with 75 HP on tap. Despite the fact the power was so diminutive, so was the weight. However, 0 to 60 mph figures are around 10 seconds which is ridiculous today. However, its low weight made the 356 Speedster an extremely fun car to drive on the track. Legendary actor and racer Steve McQueen had one too.