5 Secret Porsche prototypes you’ve never seen before
Porsche has always been a daring manufacturer. They were among the first sports car makers to venture into the SUV and saloon market. These prototypes allow us to look into the minds of Porsche’s engineers and designers, to get an idea of their deep-rooted creative nature with these interesting designs.
Weight saving makes everything better, and Porsche wanted to demonstrate this in 1984 with this compact sports car. It only produced 135hp, instead choosing to focus on aerodynamics and weight with an unladen weight of 880kg.
Porsche Cayenne "Cabrio"
Choosing to build an SUV was a bold move from Porsche, but then they decided to be a bit too adventurous. This prototype took the huge Cayenne and showed us what it would look like as a three-door convertible.
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster
This concept is from way back in 1987, Porsche took away the roof and windscreen to give a stripped back version. This was indented to create the ultimate driver’s car – as long as it wasn’t raining.
This is one of the weirdest looking concepts to come out of Stuttgart. The Panamericana was an 80th birthday present to Ferdinand Porsche in 1989. Aspects of the design would show how the coming 993 would look a few years later, but thankfully not the whole car.
Porsche 918 Spyder "Rolling Chassis"
All cars have prototypes, but nothing quite like this one. The 918 rolling chassis was put together to test out the complex hybrid drivetrain, the result looks like something from Mad Max.