The Porsche Carma concept is a creation of four students
from the Institute Supérieur de Design in Valenciennes,
France. Germain Baillot, Julie Dicks, Pierre Fichet Delavault
and Simon Menu designed the Carma concept to be an extreme
sports car which could also cope with daily use.
One of the areas the team looked at closely was the aerodynamics
of the car. This has resulted in a few surprises under
the skin of the Carma including an internal spoiler under
the rear end, and at speed the rear panel slides back
from the rest of the body a few inches to channel air
to the mid-mounted flat-six engine before exiting out
the rear creating extra downforce. To further help the
Carma hug the road the concept is fitted with underfloor
aerodynamics which quite literally suck the car towards
the road at speed.
The exterior design of the Porsche Carma borrows a few
styling elements from past and present Porsche models.
Perhaps the most obvious is the rear end which bares more
than a passing resemblance to the 928's rear. The headlight
and bonnet layout are similar in proportion to the 911's,
as is the sloping roofline.
The Porsche Carma concept is purely a styling and computer
modeling exercise. There are no plans to build a working
prototype or production model.
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