Porsche Unseen: Hypercars

For the “Unseen” series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part one, the Newsroom presents six hypercars never before seen by the public.

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Porsche 906 Living Legend (2015)

Status: hard model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: in this vision of a super sports car, the Porsche 906 provided the proportions and design cues. Particularly innovative is the visual impression of the car being two bodies pushed into each other. The gap between the elements serves as a ventilation duct for a powerful mid-engine.

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Porsche Vision 918 RS (2019)

Status: hard model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: the Porsche 918 Spyder was a milestone as the first hybridised super sports car from Weissach. In 2019 the designers created a new fascinating evolutionary stage of the 918. With further developed drive and chassis technology as well as an aerodynamically perfected body, the Porsche Vision 918 RS would once again set standards on the road and racing track.


Porsche Vision 920 (2019)

Status: hard model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: how to combine the formal language of Porsche’s road sports cars with the functional design of a prototype racing car? With the Porsche Vision 920 the design team has created an extreme hypercar. The aerodynamically optimised body and the central cockpit blur the boundaries between racing track and road.

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Porsche Vision E (2019)

Status: hard model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: in Formula E, the technology of the future is tested under high performance and pushed to its limits. Based on the Porsche 99X Electric, the design team developed a radically light single-seater racing car for private racers. The fully electric driving experience should be breathtaking.


Porsche 919 Street (2017)

Status: clay model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche has won the 24 hours of Le Mans three times. Based on the LMP1 racing car, Michael Mauer and his team developed this vision of a special series for private racing drivers.

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Porsche 917 Living Legend (2013)

Status: clay model in scale 1:1

The basic idea: at the wheel of the Porsche 917 KH in the red and white livery of Porsche Salzburg, Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood won the first overall victory for Porsche at Le Mans in the summer of 1970. When Porsche returned to the LMP1 sport in 2013, the team in Weissach developed a modern interpretation of the winning car of yesteryear. The Porsche 918 Spyder served as the technical inspiration. “In the super sports cars from Porsche, you always have the feeling of practically sitting on the road between the high wheel arches,” says Michael Mauer. “We wanted to emphasise this even further.”

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