Porsche's new van concept shows off future interiors
Porsche claims this is 'a vision of the day after tomorrow'
Porsche has never actually made a van before, unless you count the time a VW campervan was fitted with a 911 engine for the Dakar rally. So, seeing a concept from Porsche themselves is quite special, especially when it's showcasing something completely new.
This is the Porsche Vision Renndienst and it is designed to house the future of interiors in a sleek and very Porsche-like design. It has seating for six people with a similar layout to that of the McLaren F1 with a single seat upfront for the driver.
The cockpit includes some high-tech details, including a curved wrap-around windshield, two screens for the second-row passengers, and a massive digital cluster – clearly from a Taycan of the future.
Chief designer, Michael Mauer said: "We thought about how we could still give a distinctly Porsche flair to a passenger compartment that is so far removed from the classic sports-car interior. And how autonomous driving could be designed.
"We don't assume that our customers want to give up using a steering wheel. When I want to drive, I have more cockpit feeling than in any other car. And when I don't, the driver's seat can be rotated 180 degrees - with one swivel, it turns to face the other passengers. We worked on materializing these basic ideas for about a year."
Unfortunately, Porsche has no apparent plans to put the Vision Renndienst into production, but it would probably be a bit of a success if they pitched it right. – especially if it was powered by a Taycan powertrain.