The Porsche 901 is a reinterpretation of what the iconic 911 could
have been. It was created by Ege Arguden, an automotive designer and
graduate of the Art Center College of Design in California, with experience
working at Chrysler, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford.
The Porsche 901 was designed to be a next-generation 911, but one
which draws heavily on the first generation car for influence. That
might not be immediately apparent given the cars sleek, futuristic
styling. But the size of the car - smaller like the original - and
a number of crucial design elements provide the connection.
Signature design cues from the 911 include the iconic round headlights,
and incredibly curvaceous bodywork. Like the original car, the Porsche
901 concept features an extremely low rear end and a single arch beltline.
Arguden also tried to keep the bodywork as uncluttered as possible,
while also injecting some of the racing pedigree of the early 911
RSR competition machines.
There's no mention of a speculative drivetrain. But I think it would
be sacrilege to imagine there was anything other than a flat-six sitting
towards the rear of the car.
|Engine / Drivetrain