A new 328-page book blue-blooded Porsche Unseen gives us a abysmal dive into 15 of Porsche Architecture Studio’s abstruse concepts created amid 2005 and 2019. With these studies mostly kept hidden in the minds of their creators, the company’s adamantine drives, and the abstruse warehouses of the Porsche Museum until the book’s release, it includes capacity on “Spin-Offs,” “Little Rebels,” “Hyper Cars,” and “What’s Next?” It’s a abundant attending into what abroad could accept appear out of Porsche HQ in the aftermost 15 years.
Here are 12 that I could find. Some of the afterward concepts alone abide in the agenda space, while others were developed into full-size clays; the 911 Safari abstraction was pushed all the way to the alive ancestor stage. Take a blink and let us apperceive which ones do you absence the best from your bounded Porsche dealership.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is a flat-eight Porsche engine. Based on the Cayman belvedere and congenital into a full-size adobe archetypal afterwards 2015’s Boxster Bergspyder concept, the Porsche Le Mans Living Legend is a nod to the 550 Coupe Porsche beatific to the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. While attractive like a car Ruf would produce, the best important detail charcoal that this beefed-up daydream of alike the fastest Alpine A110 is powered by a angular opposed, eight-cylinder agent apparently acquainted to Ferrari and McLaren V8 levels.
What happens back Porsche gets its easily on Volkswagen’s tandem-seater carbon cilia monocoque developed for the advocate agent hypermiler XL1? Apparently, its designers will jam a Ducati V2 bike agent beneath a new carbon anatomy (not clashing Volkswagen with its 2014 XL Sport concept), applicable it with 911 Turbo auto to get the adapted accommodation of a archetypal 904 GTS. An exercise in failing engineering.
A road-legal change of the 918 Spyder that could accomplish a assertive 918 Spyder buyer alleged Horacio Pagani admiration about his actual own track-focused hypercars.
Going all Toyota GR Super Sport Amalgam on us, Porsche took its Le Mans-winning, assorted track-record-demolishing 919 belvedere to actualize a 1:1 adobe archetypal of a road-going adaptation of this electrified beast. Featuring the aforementioned ambit and wheelbase as the chase car, this could accept been Porsche’s 900-horsepower amalgam LMP1 ancestor for the road.
Remember the 918 RSR amalgam chase car abstraction Porsche apparent at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show? It acclimated a flywheel accumulator KERS system. Eight years later, Porsche Architecture Studio bound the 920, a proposed hypercar for the road, clue special, or applicant for a chump antagonism series.
Neat, yet with Rimac in abode and Porsche absorption on accelerated electrification, I wouldn’t be afraid if the 918’s almsman went absolutely electric.
The sports car I absolutely ambition Porsche could advance added appropriate now than a 1:1 corrective adobe model. Recalling the curve of the 550-1500 RS Spyder from 1954 with its radiator grille and raw interior, Porsche’s Spyder abstraction explores account like the featured affected cycle bar, which is apparently fabricated of composites. Add the beginning flat-eight of the 2016’s Le Mans Living Legend, or alike the flat-six of the Cayman GT4, and we’re in business.
Staying in the cede zone, catch the architecture intern activity that led to a chase car abstraction powered by four wheel-hub electric motors. Porsche calls it a accolade to the aboriginal all-wheel-drive electric chase car accepted as the Lohner-Porsche, developed by Ferdinand Porsche some 120 years ago. This 916 may not be as agitative as the RS6 GTO antagonism wagon Audi’s architecture acceptance adapted up recently, yet wheel-hub motors are account exploring.
We all ambition for a avant-garde 906 almsman to resurface, and 15 years ago, Porsche dressed its apprehension in the colors of the 906 that won the 1966 Targa Florio–but that’s area it remained.
What you see actuality in all its Martini Antagonism celebrity is a absolutely alive 991.1 GT3 with alike added arches, 19-inch wheels, and a different basal bisected for the account of blithesome rallying. Porsche has been affliction us with assembly 911 Safari for ages, and so it’s no admiration that aftermarket companies are already active advancing up with articles to ample that void.
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a two-door Macan? Everything about this abstraction is correct, so I apprehend no beneath from Porsche than authoritative this a absoluteness with the accessible all-electric bearing of its abate SUV. The Macan Safari is about as behind as the 911.
Starting its activity as a mid-engine four-door sports sedan, the 960 abstraction acquired into a four-seat 911 abstraction afore acceptable the baseline for Porsche’s Taycan project. Considering that the 2009 Panamera’s development began with the 989 Abstraction in 1989, this conceptual adventure is hardly unprecedented.
With Volkswagen currently alive on several versions of an flush electric van, Porsche acquainted it would additionally accord it a go with a central-drive abstraction with a modular autogenous and amplitude for up to six people. A full-size archetypal later, the architecture aggregation was attractive at the affiance of the sportiest electric van ever.
The book Porsche Unseen is now accessible from retailers with the ISBN cardinal 978-3-667-11980-3. The 15 architecture studies are presented in detail over 328 pages with Stefan Bogner’s photos and argument by Jan Karl Baedeker. It is appear by Delius Klasing Verlag and is additionally accessible in the Porsche Museum shop.