Porsche has something cooking up for the IAA Munich Motor Show. We don’t know what exactly, but we do know it’s a concept car with ties to motorsports. We also know that there is some star power involved in its debut. More importantly, we think Porsche is really showing off the concept Immediately, in the background of the above image. More on that in a bit.
We really knew it was coming about a month ago. In early August, Porsche announced its intention to participate in the revamped German Auto Show with a “future-oriented concept study”. These days, whenever an automaker makes reference to the future it is almost always associated with electrification, so it’s pretty safe to assume Porsche’s new concept in EVs. Considering the previous teaser image featured a headlight design similar to that of the Taycan, we can bet a gazillion dollars that this new concept is fully electric.
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That theory is further supported by two new teaser images from Porsche. One is the auto show scene, the other featuring a long, slender taillight with Porsche branding sitting atop a silver bumper. To be honest, it may take design cues from many existing models but the silver bumper is significant.
That’s because the second photo, looking like a flawless depiction of a Porsche booth at a show, is actually a silver Porsche we’ve never seen before that rests behind a pillar on the left. Also, it’s next to a background that says 919 Street. ie very Interesting, so we zoomed in for a better look.
You may remember that Porsche unveiled the 919 Street about a year ago as part of its Porsche Unseen Chain. Designed as a street-legal version of the 919 race car, it never progressed beyond the clay model stage. Could this clever Porsche Auto Show rendering really point us towards a 919-themed electric concept for the road and race track?
Hollywood actor and occasional Porsche racer Patrick Dempsey being on hand to reveal certainly lends credence to that theory, but here it is. Real Neck cutter. Porsche debuts will also feature Timo Bernhard, and if that name sounds familiar, it’s because he won Le Mans twice. The second victory came in a Porsche 919, and was also the driver that erased Stefan Beloff’s long-standing overall Nurburgring record in 2018. And yes, he set that record in an unreleased Porsche 919 Evo.
It is worth noting that this latest teaser does not exactly match the teaser of Porsche in early August. The automaker said a concept related to motorsports was coming, but the image showed the red hood versus the silver bumper we see today. We then theorized that an electrified 718 Cayman or Boxster might be in the works for Porsche, so it’s likely we’ll see two big debuts from the crew at Zuffenhausen.
All will be revealed in a livestream event on 6 September. You can watch it go live on Motor1.com here.