This is the coolest Porsche concept yet, but it’s not made by Porsche

Big automakers usually employ tremendously skilled designers, but production cars are rarely as exotic as the concept many of these artists create. There are many reasons for that, and most of them have to do with practicality and costs. Independent designers, on the other hand, aren’t limited by regulations like these, so they often produce more extreme and spectacular digital models. The Project 411 by Mossawi Studios is one of them. A tribute to the iconic Porsche 911 Spyder, it could be a glimpse into the 911’s distant future.

A futuristic, all-electric and autonomous Porsche 911

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The future of car design is very difficult to predict, but it’s kind of set in stone that all production cars will soon be all-electric and autonomous. Mossawi created this digital concept with these properties in mind, which isn’t very far off the direction Porsche is currently heading into.

The Project 411 is described as a "luxury highway cruiser," a car that would allow safe cruising at speeds of up to 250 mph thanks to autonomous technology.
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The design of the Project 411 is inspired by the 911 Spyder, but it’s also rooted in styling cues of the 1950s and 1960s when headlamps were aligned with the front wheels, and bodywork was smooth and organic. Inspiration aside, the Project 411 looks quite futuristic. Up front, it combines a thin, Formula One-style nose with aggressively beefed-up fenders, and slim, vertical headlamps. It doesn’t feature a traditional bumper, but some air flows through vents "sculpted" in the area between the fenders and the body.

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The roof retains the rear section of the 911 Speedster, with flying buttresses extending into the upper section. But the remained of the roof is basically a big piece of glass that mimics the canopy of a jet fighter. The rear end is all about organic lines and aerodynamics. The roof descends smoothly toward the fascia, which is just a thin element made of transparent red taillights. These follow the shape of the fenders and the deck lid to form a very organic light bar. While the sides of the fascia flow toward the ground to form some sort of semi-bumper, the center section is just a big tunnel that hosts an aggressive diffuser. The latter seems to be floating inside the hole, an aero feature we can find on some modern supercars and race cars.

A simple and organic interior

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While most modern Porsche’s are packed with screens and control, the Project 411’s cockpit comes with just a simple dash and a pair of seats. The really interesting thing here is that the dashboard, the door panels, and the seats form a one-piece, wrap-around element seasoned with organic shapes and details.

Although autonomous, the concept is fitted with a steering wheel and pedals, suggesting that it could be driven with human input when needed.

There’s also a racing version of the 411

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You cannot separate Porsche from racing, so Mossawi Studios also rendered a track-spec version of the 411. This variant is all about exposed carbon-fiber and bright yellow accents, and it looks really cool without a roof.

Would you buy a production Porsche 411?

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The Project 411 isn’t an authentic Porsche, and it’s safe to say that the German carmaker won’t ever use these renderings as Inspiration. But what if they did? Would you buy a production version of the 411? Do you think it includes sufficient Porsche DNA to deserve the badge? Let me know in the comments section below.

Source: Mossawi Studios

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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