Some of the concepts and prototypes developed by Porsche over the years have been partially forgotten. Not to mention that some remained secret and never presented. The German company lets us (re) discover five of them with this new video Prototypes, one of the most amazing in its history,
984: Between 1984 and 1987, Porsche worked on a roadster whose priorities were aerodynamics and lightness. If the performance of 135 hp seemed very modest, allowed the weight of 880 kg the car a very honest performance, for example, a top speed of 220 km / h. However, this project has been abandoned and it will be necessary to wait until 1996 for the Boxster to appear in series, less compact and much heavier.
Cayenne Convertible: In 2002, when the Cayenne was just launched, Porsche is considering a possible Cabriolet version. There are some curiosities about this concept, such as the Dachtarga Trail and especially the rear part, which is divided into two parts. This allowed the designers to demonstrate two different ways of treating the rear of the vehicle without having to build two prototypes.
911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster Clubsport: This concept from 1987 transferred the Speedster philosophy of the 50s (especially the 550) to the 911 Carrera 3.2. He was particularly radical, both in the absence of windshields and in his unique position. In 1989, a concept-inspired 911 Speedster was born, but with two seats and a windscreen.
Panamericana: The concept presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1989 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Ferry Porsche was based on a 911 Carrera 4. It offered a truly amazing silhouette, especially with the rims placed above the wheels. While some styling elements announce the generation 993 (1994) with rounded lines, the glass roof in turn inspired the version Targa, which was introduced in 1995.
918 Spyder chassis: This prototype of 2011 followed the first concept of the 918 Spyder, which was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. He was to show some journalists the progress of the project and the operation of the hybrid technology. It is therefore a rolling chassis with an unfinished appearance that reveals its guts by dressing rare body panels.