Porsche 908-04 Concept: the long tail is back
Created by a team of six designers, the Porsche 908/04 Concept is an independent project of a sleek racing car that reinterprets the 1969 908 LH in a modern way.
The Porsche 908-04 concept was created as a “back to basics” racing car targeted to racing enthusiasts and purists.
Exterior designer Alan Derosier explains: “I, as designer, made the choice to have the longtail because Porsches with this feature have something genuinely unique. And until now nobody, as far as I know, has tried to create a modern version of it.
“In my opinion, it is a bit of a forgotten idea, so I thought it would be a “rebirth of an icon” that would generate nostalgia in car and Porsche enthusiasts alike.”
“[…] I didn’t want to ‘overdesign’ it, and from my point of view, objects with pure volumes and complex details will stand the test of time and define the way I see Porsche.”
To keep the concept car within in real world proportions, the team took into consideration actual dimensions and ergonomic constraints, such as seating position, visibility, headroom, door openings, etc.
The concept theme is treated with extreme proportions, meticulous attention to details and a refined, clean surface treatment. All these all elements remind us of the stunning concepts created by Daniel Simon which is obviously a great thing.
Beyond the high quality of the projects, in both aesthetic and technical terms, one of the distinctive characteristics is the development process, which involved a team of six designers and modelers, something unusual with independent, non-academic design projects.
The vehicle was also rendered as a virtual “Vision GT” official concept.
Fore more images and details you can visit the project’s official website at porschevisiongt.com.
- Alan Derosier (Exterior Designer)
- Marcos Beltrao (Exterior Modeler/ Rendering)
- Martin Peng (Component Modeler)
- Guillermo Mignot (Interior Designer)
- Tom Wheatley (Image Retoucher)