This Porsche open wheel concept brings the art of racing back to the eco-friendly world



A tailor-made Porsche racing car for young racers to hone their skills at the very basic level, as well as karting exercises. The designer envisions a future where open racing cars will replace the Porsche Supercup, ahead of the extravagance of Formula 1.

Porsche wears the crown of being one of the most iconic automotive brands of the last century. The Stuttgart-based German luxury and high-performance sports car maker has Volkswagen AG as the current owner, but the brand’s core values ​​have not been altered. The Porsche 804 and Porsche 718 single-seaters for the Formula 1 championship are prime examples of the German marque’s growth chart all these years.

Passionate automotive design student Jan Bendixen relives the golden age of Porsche open-wheel racing cars with his modern, purely magnetic interpretation. The conceptual renderings here of the Porsche open-wheel racing car are actually Jan’s internship project carried out at Porsche’s Designstudio in Weissach. So it is very likely that you will get the traces of the design elements in future Porsche models or even better, an open-wheel racer of similar appearance. According to him, the idea was to create an “electrically powered small formula car for Porsche”. The last 4-cylinder boxer engine car was found to have minimal aerodynamic drag and light credentials.

This Porsche concept is highlighted by clean and fluid lines which give it a unified dimension. The classic character of open-wheel racing is quite evident in the very low dimensions of the center of gravity – a hug very close to the tarmac. The car will only be limited to racing tracks and the positioning of the cockpit suggests this. The modern interpretation comes in the form of a combined black and silver skin, giving it a great sense of depth and contrasting muscle aesthetic. Pair that with the super cool humidity of the wheels and this Porsche racing concept is ready for any challenge.

Taking inspiration from the Porsche Supercup, the open racing wheel series will use 100% carbon neutral electric fuel for a new era of green and sustainable motor racing. By the way, Formula 1 is moving towards clean fuel as well. In this way, Porsche will acquire new talents directly from karting and lower racing series. Then polish their racing art and give them the opportunity to move up into the big league of advanced racing series – like F1, WRC or the World Endurance Championship.

Designer: Jan Bendixen



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