The Audi A6 may have bagged this year’s EyesOn Design award at the Detroit Auto Show for “Best Production Vehicle”, but another auto manufacturer is taking home the award for “Best Concept Vehicle”.

That award goes to Porsche’s stunning 918 RSR Racing Lab prototype. Defined by a design that features muscular wheel arches, dynamic air intakes, and a pulpit-like cockpit, the 918 RSR Racing Lab was the unquestioned showstopper of the 2011 NAIAS. It was even dressed up in a new “liquid metal chrome blue” paint finish to complement Porsche’s now famous hybrid orange finish on the front-to-rear racing stripes.

The 918 RSR Racing Lab wowed the judges comprising of Willie G. Davidson, Harley-Davidson’s EVP & Chief Styling Officer; Tom Matano, the Academy of Art University’s Executive Director of Industrial Design and Jack Telnack, Ford’s now-retired global VP of Design, beating out the likes of Kia’s KV7 Crossover and Ford’s Vertrek SUV for the title.

Congratulations to Porsche for the award! Now let’s see a production version of the 918 RSR Racing Lab!


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  (401) posted on 04.14.2011

When talking about racing car, the design really doesn’t matter at all. The most important thing to be consider is the speed performance of the car.

  (596) posted on 04.14.2011

I hope I could read the full details and specification of this car. BTW, are they planning to compete this car on the Formula one?

  (460) posted on 03.14.2011

Well, it looks a bit similar to the next generation of Elise. However, it has a mid-engine layout that the same with Ford GT. It has the clean design though.

  (446) posted on 03.9.2011

Well, the folks at the Porsche Racing Lab definitely deserves the award. The work they din on the car was really outstanding and well executed.

  (692) posted on 01.23.2011

A diesel boxer powered generator powering an electric drive system would be one thing, with a minimum of battery weight on board. I didn’t think Porsche
could top the Carrera GT anytime soon, but this new supercar of theirs has certainly done it.

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