The Porsche 911 has raced in various specifications in long and tough races such as the 24 hours Le Mans endurance and popular Carrera Cup. However the biggest break for the “ducktail” coupe came during the late 80s with the revolutionary 959 Grou p B racer. Designed as Porsche’s technological tour de force in pioneering AWD and performance systems the 959 competed in the 1984 and 1986 Paris Dakar rallies winning podium finishes, cementing the Stuttgart sports car marque as one of the most reputable, reliable and iconic automotive powerhouses in the world.
Hence inspired by the iconic 959 Group B rally car, I sought to find a befitting modern replacement.
This is it. The new Porsche 911 (997) SE1.2 RC Concept
The racer’s shark-like front (or flat-nose) and flared aerodynamic body kit makes the rally car stance aggressive yet purposeful. The “SE1.2 RC” moniker stands for Slantnose (version) 1.2 Renn Cup, named after my recent design successes with my earlier SE variants. If Porsche sees it fit to make the design a reality, it would be one brilliant brand new “Flachbau” to complement the famed Porsche sports car/supercar range.