5 Secret Porsche prototypes you’ve never seen before

A new photoshoot from Porsche reveals five prototypes and studies, rarely or never shown before to the public

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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.

Porsche 984

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.

Porsche "Panamericana"

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.

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Comments (15)

  • These are all cool but I think it was a safe decision not to bring any of these beyond concept form...

      2 years ago
  • There’s a reason as to why we haven’t seen them - UGLY!

      2 years ago
  • Like the panamerican design, reminds me the disco volante. But if Porsche made it, it might be more reliable

      2 years ago
  • For once, a list of concepts where nobody's going to moan in the comments, "They should've made it"

      2 years ago
    • Sorry to be “that guy” but they should’ve made the 984. An 880kg Sportscar? Sounds like it would’ve been a blast to drive.

        2 years ago
    • Not like that, they shouldn't.

        2 years ago
  • Has to be the 918 Rolling Chassis, it’s like when people run their Gallardos/Huracan without a rear end 😍

      2 years ago