Loyal Porsche fans, behold the imagined successor to the Porsche 918 and 911 GT1 we have all been craving for. And this needs to happen guys.
While the car enthusiasts around the world are anticipating the GT3 RS successor, sports car diehards became ecstatic with the recent unveiling of the brand new Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans endurance racer which is fitted with an enhanced 2.0 Liter V4 gasoline engine that delivers around 900 pure hP- a setup we rarely see nowadays. Porsche claimed that the new engine is the most efficient combustion engine to date in the history of Porsche, also paired with an 8MJ hybrid system like the LMP1 rival squad of Toyota.
The German automaker legend has a long history of modifying engines from its line-up of race cars and of applying its state-of-the-art tech to its road cars. Then here we are being treated to an eyeful of street legal prototype of the Porsche 919 LMP1 by automobile renderer veteran Jan Peisert, and man it does make our hearts race with excitement.
The available video is shown as a time lapse of the progress of Peisert's render masterpiece. Simply dubbed by Peisert as the "2020 Porsche 911 GT1", he starts with the original image of the 919 Hybrid and removed the competition stickers one by one. Then he merged the design outlines of the Porsche 919 LMP1 prototype with the Mission E concept to create a gorgeous render composition that could have fooled anybody and can be passed as a legit next of kin to the Porsche 918. But as awesome as it is, this will remain as a beautiful daydream as Porsche is not planning to produce any Porsche 918 replacement until the latter part of the 2025. Sigh.
As the name signifies, the renderer got its inspiration from the legendary Porsche 911 GT1 released in the 1900s. The original 911 GT1 was produced to contend in the GT1 range, but homologation rules meant that the off road version of the race car can be legally created, and the radical Porsche 911 GT1 Strasenversion was produced. About 25 models were produced and the fact that one sold for a whopping $5,665,000 shouldn't come as shocking.
By the year 2025, the fully electric Mission E concept would expectedly have years of sales on the global market and Porsche's extended factory would be fully functioning by that time. The next hyper car from Porsche could follow in the footsteps of the 918 by being a hybrid or even a fully electric vehicle, who knows?
We can only imagine the endless possibilities if the homologation rules were still in place. One prime example is the off road legal Porsche GT1. Easily, the automotive companies can modify their race cars and can directly sell them to well-heeled clients with no worries.