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Introducing the P/904 Carrera concept

Submitted by on March 22, 2012

P/904

When Porsche left Formula One in the early ’60s and went sports car racing with the 904GTS, they embarked on a journey that would lead them through some of their most iconic machines – the 904, 906, 908 and 917.

In order to satisfy homologation requirements for the World Sportscar Championship, Porsche needed to produce a street-legal 904. They only needed to make one hundred and, despite demand, that’s what they did. Finding one today would require some serious searching and pockets to match.

P/904

Happily, they made a great deal more than one hundred Boxsters – and they are what Gullwing America was planning using as the basis for the P/904 Carrera, but it seems it never happened.

P/904

The innards are all modern – it’ll use the mid-mounted 295-horsepower 3.4 litre boxer from the Boxster, along with its 6-speed gearbox and modern trickery like ABS and power steering. The modernity continues through its appointments – active rear wing, air-conditioning and GPS to name a few.

P/904

The look, however, is pure retro raciness. Those curves! Scoops! The incredibly low ride-height (slammed, in the vernacular of young people). The original 904 seems lithe and petite in comparison. It reminds me of the cars you’d see in old sci-fi films, which always seemed to refer back to the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s to inform the look of the future.

P/904

 

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