BEHIND THE SCENES: PORSCHE PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION

//BEHIND THE SCENES: PORSCHE PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION

In the Porsche warehouse, there are some prototypes and studies that have rarely or never been publicly presented before. Here there is a selection of the three most interesting models.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster
The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster was built in 1987. A one-seater with no frills that was designed for pure driving pleasure – just like the first Speedster in the 1950s. This prototype with the 911 Carrera body is the predecessor of a highly coveted, rare version of the 911 Speedster.

Porsche Panamericana
The Porsche “Panamericana” was presented to Ferry Porsche for his 80th birthday in 1989. One of this vehicle’s design highlights is without doubt its seamless lines. Every line runs smoothly into the next across the entire car. Overall, the whole “Panamericana” development process lasted just a few months and included some elements that were seen again in the subsequent 911 generation, 993.

Porsche Cayenne Cabrio
Nowadays, digitalisation is opening up entirely new possibilities for the engineers developing vehicles: the body, drivetrain, chassis and electrics of a new model are now designed on the computer and their functions simulated. 15 years ago, the world was very different: the rear of this episode’s fourth-ranked car is an impressive reflection of this. Because the Cayenne “Cabrio” has two different rear designs. Normally, two different designs would result in two prototypes being built. In the case of this visually unique vehicle, however, the engineers chose to adopt a more cost-effective approach.

By | 2018-12-24T15:24:15+00:00 26 December 2018|EXTRA|
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