Every once in a while we come across some renderings that are truly ingenious in terms of the idea and utterly brilliant in execution. This 2035 Porsche LMP1 certainly qualifies as one of those. It’s an homage a Korean designer decided to pay Porsche for winning this year’s Le Mans 24 hours.
As the name suggests, this design concept envisions what a Porsche Le Mans Prototype class 1 race car might look like 20 years from now, assuming Porsche won’t pull out again like they did fifteen years ago for no good reason. The concept is obviously electric and it benefits from advanced aerodynamic and materials.
The cool thing about the 2035 Porsche LMP1 racer is that it doesn’t look particularly futuristic. You can discern many styling cues borrowed from current Porsche models – and if we’re honest a little bit of McLaren P1 at the back – and it has the same closed-cockpit style as LMP1 cars of today.
In terms of powertrain, however, the concept is a wild thing, boasting air turbine levitation hub-motors instead of traditional electric motors which propel the car forward by generating “backwards thrust.”
Rendering by Gilsun ParkRendering: 2035 Porsche LMP1 Race Car,