Sponsor: Spyder Creations
The Spyder Creations 550 Spyder, an authentic reproduction luxury automobile, is reborn from a hand-hammered all aluminum body, custom fabricated steel tube frame and the soul of the original 550.
The original was a true racecar. 550kg of hand-hammered aluminum, steel chassis, and a powerful engine that propelled it past most of it’s rivals between 1953 and 1956. The 550 Spyder is THE car and shape that put Ferdinand Porsche on the map and it is usually classified as the most iconic and, arguably, the most beautiful sports car ever produced.
There is no fiberglass on this work of art. They have re-created the venerable 550 Spyder with the same soul and essence as the original. Not a meager task. Three and a half years reverse engineering every chassis tube, body line, every discrete part. But, they succeeded!
Spyder Creations began by scanning 550-0090 (the last one ever built) into a functional 3D model. They built molds (called bucks) upon which to hand-hammer the panels. They used Chassis 550-0086 as a template to build our chassis. And they fit the car with original engines, transmissions and suspension parts – every part is either an original (NOS) or made from an original part.