Porsche 901 Concept

Porsche 901 Concept

The Porsche 901 is a design study that aimes at reinterpreting the iconic 911 going back to its original essence. The author is designer Ege Arguden from the Art Center College of Design.


This ambitious goal was carried out by recovering the original minimalism and compact dimensions and by subtly reinterpreting the trademark styling elements.

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Scale model

In its final form, the 901 Concept is 4300mm long – nearly 20 cm less than the current 911 generation – which contributes to its nimble, essential look and pure characted focused on offering an untamed driving experience.

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Scale model

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Design Sketches

As designer Ege Arguden explains, “Even tough it is considered one of the most traditional evolutions in car design, Porsche 911 grew significantly in size and became a much more complex and luxury vehicle compared to the original 911. The aim of Porsche 901 was to go back to the roots and capture the essence of the original 911.”

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Design Sketches

“The design process started by analyzing the original 911. Both in size and individual design elements I tried to capture 911 in a new way.”

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Design Sketches Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Design Sketches

“Signature design elements of 911 such as round headlights and organic body shape was necessary to achieve my goal, yet I tried to modernize these elements with subtle changes.”

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Design Sketch

The round intakes in the engine lid are inspired from the butterfly engines of early RSR’s, while the large openings underneath the taillights provide cooling for the engine and add an original visual element by exposing glowing exhaust headers when the car is running hot.

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Scale model

“After the ideation process, the most challenging phase was refinement; many hours were spent to achieve the right ‘911 silhouette’.”

Porsche 901 Concept by Ege Arguden - Scale model

“The most distinct design feature of 901 is the low rear end and the single arch beltline, both referring back to the original 911.”

The project was done during Ege’s 7th term at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, under the supervision of Jae Min.

About the Designer

Ege Arguden is a designer from Istanbul/Turkey. He graduated from Art Center College of Design in Fall 2014.

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(Image Courtesy: Ege Arguden for Car Body Design)

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  1. RAL

    very interesting. simple but nice sketching. someone at porsche should take a look and pick some styling features from here for future 911s. lately they look too much the same to me.
    great work!! congs

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