Bored of the Porsche 911? Not anymore!

Porsche 911 fans are always given a hard time. Be it because they love a "glorified Beetle" or because "that thing’s been looking the same since the days my grandma was in kindergarten", 911 fans rarely catch a break and it’s all simply because they love a car as anachronic as Stuttgart’s most famous automotive export (sorry Mercedes). But Paul Breshke took it upon himself to change all that and, in doing so, he made the 911 feel novel again. Behold the Porsche Cyber 677 Concept.

The love child of a 911 and the 917 Tribute

If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine Drawings Exterior
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Back in 1996, Porsche altered for the very first time the 911’s iconic recipe by moving the engine in front of the back axle to win races. The 911 GT1 as it was known ended up on top at Le Mans by 1998 but all that success in the world’s most famous endurance race didn’t translate into any meaningful changes for the road car. In fact, the biggest change to the 911 maybe ever didn’t even have to do with the oily bits. We’re talking, of course, about the controversial new headlights Porsche introduced with the 996 generation model, a design that was criticized to the point they were ditched by the time the 997 generation came about.

All this tells you Porsche doesn’t want to change the 911. More so to the point, the people buying 911s don’t want it to change. Sure, turbocharging is now the norm and everything’s water-cooled, and a manual transmission isn’t as widely available as it once was but, generally speaking, the 911 has stayed true to itself ever since it was introduced in 1963. Graphic designer Pawel Breshke reckons, however, this ought to change and that’s what made him get busy.

If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine Drawings Exterior
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"I desired to create something new," Breshke said on Behance.net. "This idea forced me to break some crucial existing features of this brand, but I wanted to keep the general silhouette [and so] I decided to change completely many parts of surfaces and also change the style of some details." The end result is a grand tourer that shares the emblematic swooping 911 shape but features a variety of elements that somewhat resemble the sort of mods you’d expect from Singer.

"The aim was to achieve a bit of a raw style which could refer to a cyber world, but simultaneously to keep some soft surfaces so that to make the silhouette coherent," Breshke added.

His 911 concept sports a vastly redesigned front end with bigger and boxier inlets and some Taycan-esque narrow light clusters in place of the traditional round ones. Slim vents cut through the fender and the curved trunk lid adding even more drama to what is a very aggressive design right down to the three rectangular holes in the middle of the protruding splitter.

If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine Drawings Exterior
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Viewed from the side, the Cyber 677 Concept takes you aback thanks to its massive rims that are infinitely intricate with each rim resembling a hairdresser's electric razor appendage.

The outer edge and lip of the rim is painted in matte gold matching some details in the front and back. Due to the presence of these huge wheels, the rear wheel arches extend outwards a lot more than they do on actual production 911s, and, as a result, there’s a much more visible distinction between the car’s spine and the flares.

The blacked-out side skirts are also very aggressive and are shaped to channel air into the inlet positioned directly in front of the rear wheel arch. Taking a page out of Porsche’s book on styling there’s some Porsche lettering on the rocker panels - in blue, no less, like the center-lock nut of the wheels.

If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine Drawings Exterior
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In the back, the 677 Cyber Concept sports a continuous strip of LEDs that go around the tail section of the car gaped from the rest of the bodywork. There’s more Porsche lettering immediately below the taillight in the middle but what makes the rear end a show-stopper are the twin, round exhaust tips that are divided down the middle by a thin, blue, horizontal bar.

We don’t quite get the functionality of that detail but it certainly looks cool, alongside the intricate diffuser and extra air vents. What’s interesting is that the 677 Cyber Concept lacks a rear window although there’s a small window in the back allowing you to peek at the 917-inspired engine bay. In this regard, the roofline of Breshke’s CGI concept resembles Porsche’s line of 911 Speedster models.

If This Porsche Cyber 677 Concept Is the Future Porsche 911, We Need a Time Machine Drawings Interior
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The cabin of the 677 is equally futuristic with a tiny steering wheel to the left of a wide center console blending blue and silver metals, as well as light brown leather. There’s more of that brown leather on the seats, interior door panels, and the minimalistic whose hollowed areas make way for clever interior lighting from underneath and around the sides.

It all looks very different from what we're used to when stepping inside a Porsche and that's quite something when you consider that the cabin of the 911 992 was considered to be a major departure from the 'typical' 911 interior.

Then again, you’d expect such a concept to go above and beyond in every area. Having said that, we’re curious what sort of engine the 677 Cyber Concept would end up hiding... maybe a hybrid 919-inspired engine mated to some electric motor generator units?

2020 Porsche 911 specifications
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Cylinder layout / number of cylinders Boxer 6 Twin-Turbo Boxer 6 Twin-Turbo
Displacement 3.0 l 3.0 l
Engine layout Rear engine Rear engine
Max. Power 443 HP @ 6,500 RPM 443 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 390 LB-FT @ 2,300-5,000 RPM 390 LB-FT @ 2,300-5,000 RPM
Top Track Speed 191 mph PDK 190 mph PDK
Acceleration 0 - 60 mph 3.5 sec PDK / 3.3 sec (PDK with Sport Chrono) 3.4 sec PDK / 3.2 sec (PDK with Sport Chrono)

Source: Pawel Breshke Czewski

Michael Fira
Associate Editor and Motorsport Expert - fira@topspeed.com
Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read More
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