Porsche reveals unreleased concept cars
Under the title Porsche Unseen, the Stuttgart brand has published a series of design studies originally authored between 2005 and 2019. Fifteen different cars are featured, offering an exclusive insight into the design process, from initial drawings to a finished model ready for series production.
Among the vehicles revealed is 2017’s 919 Street. Taking the form of a 1:1 clay model and developed on the basis of the technology used in the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, the Street proposition was intended to make the exhilarating driving experience of the LMP1 race car available to amateur drivers. Under the outer shell lies a carbon monocoque and the near 900bhp hybrid drivetrain which helped the 919 to achieve a string of victories at Le Mans. The Street’s dimensions and wheelbase are the same as those of the race car.
One of the most recent models revealed is the 2019 Vision Spyder. Featuring a spartan cockpit and characteristic radiator grilles over a mid-mounted engine, this low-slung al fresco sports machine was directly influenced by 1954’s 550-1500 RS Spyder. This particular design study was intended to further develop the visual identity of Porsche and provide a pool of ideas for future details, such as Vision Spyder’s ultra-modern roll bar.
For further information, and to view more of what Porsche Unseen has to offer, visit the project website at bit.ly/porscheunseen.