Porsche unveils Vision Turismo electric car conceptNovember 13, 2020
The German brand has unveiled a conceptual version of the electric car, which became the progenitor for the production Taycan sedan. At the front, the car is similar to the 918 Spyder, and at the rear, the Panamera.
On September 14, 2015, Porsche surprised everyone who came to the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company unveiled the Mission E concept car. About four years later, the Mission E evolved into the all-electric Taycan sedan. Remarkably, at the development stage of this car, there was another concept that could greatly affect the appearance of a serial electric sedan. We are talking about the Vision Turismo, which has its roots in a much older concept.
That’s because this 1: 1 scale model is based on the 918 Spyder, the latest Porsche hypercar we first saw in concept form back in 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The production version was unveiled about three and a half years later in Frankfurt. The company’s chief designer, Michael Mauer, walked past a sketch of the 918, and it looked like the hypercar had rear doors, which immediately piqued his interest.
“Passing by, I saw a schematic drawing of a Porsche 918 on a designer’s drawing board in our studio. The line was redrawn with a felt-tip pen to clearly show the falling outline of the roof. Out of the corner of my eye, it looked like it was a tailgate hinge. I was amazed! “
His first thought was to figure out where it would be better to mount the engine – perhaps in the middle, but he also didn’t rule out a rear-engine option for a potential 911 with real-life rear seats. Talking to the rest of the design team, Michael Mauer and his colleagues eventually came to the conclusion that an all-electric motor would be the most appropriate option.
Looking at this scale model of the 960 Turismo, it’s easy to see that the front fascia design is heavily inspired by the 918 Spyder. The rear with a full-length LED strip is similar to what you find on the current Panamera as well as other Porsche models.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Norwegians showed a carbon body kit for the Porsche Taycan. The Norwegian studio Zyrus Engineering on Wednesday, November 11, announced its body kit for the Porsche Taycan electric car. mo
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