Porsche’s Research & Development department has a secret chamber of several prototypes which gave way to the some of the most iconic vehicles we know. In the short clip from Porsche, they have showcased five types of them in detail and presented on a video. Starting of them is Porsche 984, which is a compact, lightweight and aerodynamic roadster. Weight of the German automaker’s 984 is 880kg and offers 133hp with a top speed of 137mph. The main purpose of it was to achieve dynamic driving characteristics with low driving resistances, rather than using a powerful engine.
Porsche Cayenne Cabrio is based on first-gen Cayenne. It comprises of Targa roll bar which the automaker claims “a distinctive design feature” and came with two different rear end designs. Cayenne Cabrio never made into production and neither is the 1987 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster. It had open single-seat layout and a plastic covering for the cockpit which evocates 550 Spyder from the 1950s. There is also Porsche Panamericana and was made in 1989 as a gift for Ferry Porsche. The design of it took just few months. It had zip-roof that is stored in trunk. The prototype offered 246hp and has a top speed of 130mph.
The number one spot is saved for something special. The said prototype paved the way for Porsche’s most iconic model ever made. It was offered with plug-in hybrid powertrain and was showcased to handful of journalist in the year 2012. To know which car we are discussing, you have to watch the video here to know the identity of the prototype.