Porsche Carma Concept

New Designers 15 Nov 2007
Porsche Carma Concept

The Porsche Carma is a concept study created by a team of students from the Institute Supérieur de Design (Valenciennes, France). Among the project features is the aerodynamic study of the body and underbody.


The Carma Concept was created (in alphabetic order) by Germain Baillot, Pierre Fichet Delavault, Julie Dicks, Simon Menu, who are currently attending their fourth year at the French Design School ISD (Institute Supérieur de Design – Valenciennes, France).

Porsche Crama Concept - rendering Porsche Crama Concept - rendering

The aim of the design team was to create an extreme sportscar which could also be suitable for every-day use. They chose Porsche because of its advanced engineering technologies and its "technical culture".

Porsche Carma ConceptParticular attention was paid to the vehicle’s aerodynamics, which resulted in a detailed study of the body and underbody surfaces in order to achieve the necessary downforce.

Porsche Carma Concept - Underbody Porsche Carma Concept - Underbody Porsche Carma Concept - Underbody
The rear hidden spoiler (left); the underbody with integrated Venturi tubes (center) and the car technical cutaway (right)

At the rear an internal spoiler was created by channeling the air-flow underneath the exterior ‘skin’ of the car. The flat underbody integrates two Venturi-tubes that increase the ground-effect. The powertrain adopts Porsche’s classic six cylinder boxer unit.

Porsche Carma Concept sketches Porsche Carma Concept sketches

Alias StusioTools ScreenshotBased on the exploratory sketches by Pierre Fichet Delavault, the 3D surface modeling process was carried out using Alias StudioTools 13.5, while the surrounding environment, required for the final renderings and animation, was created in Maya 8.5 using polygonal modelling.

The real-time renderings were done in Alias Showcase 2008.

Additional information and images on the project are available on www.porschecarma.sup.fr.

The website includes a downloadable 3D video presentation of the car (about 400 MB in size).

Porsche Carma Concept sketches Porsche Carma Concept sketches
Porsche Crama Concept - rendering Porsche Crama Concept - rendering
Porsche Crama Concept - rendering Porsche Crama Concept - rendering
Porsche Carma concept - design panel Porsche Carma concept - design panel Porsche Carma concept - design panel

About the Designers

Porsche Carma concept - design teamGermain Baillot, Pierre Fichet Delavault, Julie Dicks, Simon Menu are currently attending their fourth year post A level at ISD (Institute Supérieur de Design – Valenciennes, France – www.design-valenciennes.com).

Julie Dicks

Simon Menu

Pierre Fichet Delavault

Germain Baillot

(Image courtesy: Julie Dicks, Pierre Fichet Delavault, Germain Baillot,
Simon Menu)

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