When Porsche revisits the Volkswagen Combi

Porsche Vision Renndienst. © Porsche Auto

The German brand Porsche publishes a book that reveals 15 style studies carried out between 2005 and 2019. Among them, a big surprise with a spectacular electric minivan.

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Porsche offers us an unprecedented and exciting dive behind the scenes of its design department, where the concept cars that prefigure production models are born. In a book called “Porsche Unseen”, the German brand publishes 15 style studies carried out between 2005 and 2019.

There is a jumble of an attempt to transpose the Porsche 919 Hybrid into a road version with the Porsche 919 Street and a superb reinterpretation of the Porsche 550 made legendary by James Dean (Porsche Vision Spyder). And then there is a UFO, the Porsche Vision Renndienst. Behind this curious name, which can be translated as “race service”, hides the Porsche version of the Volkswagen Combi.

Porsche Vision Renndienst. © Porsche

Porsche Vision Renndienst. © Porsche

An electric minivan for six people

The Porsche Vision Renndienst is an electric minivan for six people with the driver installed in a central position. The manufacturer explains that this style study was intended to demonstrate the ability to transpose “the DNA of Porsche design” to a new vehicle segment. The transplant is rather successful.

The Stuttgart brand belonging to the VW group, the tribute can be conceived. But has Porsche seriously explored this avenue with a view to launching into a new niche? After all, the tremendous success of the Porsche Cayenne proved that the marque was capable of successfully emerging from its backyard.

The Porsche Vision Spyder, reinterpretation of the legendary Porsche 550. © Porsche

The Porsche 919 Street is the road version of the 919 Hybrid which excelled in LMP1 and won three 24 Hours of Le Mans (2015, 2016 and 2017). © Porsche

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