There’s not the slightest point in comparing Dacia to Porsche, but the Sentry is an enticing design study

While Dacia is indeed planning to go electric, it will do so with a crossover-y model heavily inspired by the Spring concept car. So it goes without saying that a fully-blown, out-and-out performance EV wearing the Dacia badge is out of the question. But one can dream, right?

Old design cues are the new design cues

This Dacia Sentry Rendering Envisions An Unlikely Porsche Taycan Fighter Drawings Exterior
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Let’s say Dacia was operating in a tad higher echelon. And let’s say the Renault-owned carmaker would have the clientele base and the know-how to produce an all-electric sports car. What would it look like? Would it be underpinned by the Logan, Dacia’s affordable sedan? Or would it be a nod back to the 1300, a once widely-popular family car that still has its fans to this days?

Well, in Alexandru-Călin Țicărat’s vision, it would be the latter. The Romanian concept artist based most of the Sentry’s design on the 1300, albeit soaked in a modern, even future-y flavor. Basically, what Alexandru did is what Dacia won’t: look at its past and reinterpret it with an eye for the future.

This Dacia Sentry Rendering Envisions An Unlikely Porsche Taycan Fighter Drawings Exterior
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The end result looks darn neat not just by Dacia standards, but also by sports car standard in general.

The proportions are right and the shapes are fluid, a treatment which itself hints at a most-wanted streamlined body and a low aerodynamic coefficient (Cd).

On top of that, you’ve got the Dacia visual identity well baked into the front end, while the rear is honestly the most beautiful design we’ve seen decorating a Dacia since, well, forever.

This Dacia Sentry Rendering Envisions An Unlikely Porsche Taycan Fighter Drawings Exterior
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Obviously, we don’t know what lies underneath the sheet of metal, as in what sort of EV setup powers the prototype, but this is where you can let your imagination roam freely.

Source: Ţicărat Alexandru-Călin via Behance

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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