This is what happens when a guy thinks fast forward into the future. Never mind if autonomous driving is just lurking around the corner. Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Audi and Ford are few of the concrete examples of how some companies are adapting in anticipation of the era of the self-driving vehicle. Apparently, Porsche, Lamborghini and Aston Martin are quite serious about pushing “driver-focused” cars more than anything else.
In the midst of these contradicting principles, a student from Czech Republic renders a Porsche concept focusing on driving experience. Yes. No matter how far advanced we are, David Voltner is a firm believer that no other technology should take the “joy of driving” away from anyone.
As what we can see in the picture, David Voltner envisions a new breed of sports car from the German automaker. The proposed Porsche concept is the designer’s own take in providing a driver-focused performance without missing a thing when it comes to Mission E’s highly futuristic design.
Since the age of self-driving vehicles is almost inevitable, Voltner thinks that people will no longer know what it means to drive in case the government pushes the use of non-conventional vehicles. It may be just a figment of his imagination and we might all have worried for nothing. But in case that day arrives, Voltner made an assumption that other car companies will secretly keep on making non-autonomous cars in limited numbers.
The designer’s futuristic ideology has nonetheless brought us this Porsche concept in the photo gallery. As you can see right here, the design cues are relatively unique from any other Porsche concepts you’ve seen before. Well, except maybe for the single light tail bar and front fascia with sloping design that obviously came out of the Mission E concept.
Anyhow, it has an air of mystery to it as well. The side profile looks clean and sophisticated while all the action goes to the rear section. On this concept, the massive flared diffuser at the rear interprets how every futuristic car should invariably appear.
Going back to reality, it’s good to know that the German marque will keep on producing pure performance sports cars such as the Porsche 911. Only last year, Oliver Blume, the CEO said that when you get a Porsche, you will have to drive it yourself. Or something to that effect. We can only agree.
All things considered, Voltner aims to show how cars in the future should allow technology to help us and not to replace us entirely. If ever the majority of car owners would go fully autonomous at some point in time, this concept will surely come in handy ---especially for those who want to keep the spirit of driving performance alive.