Fifteen concepts are being showcased by Porsche in its new 328-page book Porsche Unseen, in which design studies from 2005 to 2019 have been published for the first time. From the very first drawing to the finished near-production-ready concept vehicle, the book shows every last detail in Porsche’s manufacturing and design process, while a soon-coming exhibition in 2021 at the Porsche Museum is set to showcase these cars in real life.
Today, Porsche has spotlighted three of its most interesting models: the 919 Street, Vision Spyder, and Vision “Renndienst.” The 919 Street is developed on the base of the Porsche 919 Hybrid and aims to deliver a driving experience similar to an LMP1 car on the road. It features a 900 PS hybrid racing drivetrain inside its carbon fiber monocoque, which is sure to deliver something close to a Le Mans race car experience.
Next is the Vision Spyder, a topless sports car inspired by the 1954 Porsche 550-1500 RS Spyder. It features an open cockpit, radiator grilles over the mid-engine, and red graphics that denote fins that all come together to pay homage to the brands’ cars of the ’50s, but it also features modern components such as a futuristic roll bar which Porsche used as a study opportunity.
Lastly is the Porsche Vision “Renndienst.” This all-electric van is a family-friendly concept that can seat up to six people and features a central driving position. It is spacious and Porsche-focused of course, all while referencing the marque’s classic race car-servicing vans of the past.
Take a look at the unseen Porsche concepts above, and see more in the Porsche Unseen book which is available from the Porsche Museum and Amazon now.
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