Frank Stephenson has designed many of today's most desirable supercars
Now, as part of his YouTube series, he is giving us his Top 3 picks for the best Porsche designs ever created
Porsche 550 Spyder
The Porsche 550 Spyder is quite a significant car, as it was the first Porsche developed specifically for racing. It was based on the 356 but lost the rear seats in favor of a mid-engine layout
A balanced and minimalistic design
While most cars put the focus point in the rear or the front, the Porsche 550 Spyder puts it in the middle. It has a kind of symmetry that is unique to the car. According to Stephenson, the car's design is as close to a bar of soap as possible
Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Like the 550 Spyder, the 904 Carrera GTS was another mid-engine sports car with racing in mind. It features an efficient, minimalistic design that may be a bit more Italian than the usual Porsche design language
"A pure interpretation of Porsche's racing bloodline"
The 904 was very compact and its body was made of fiberglass. This meant that not only was it very light, but also would not rust. Each of the 106 cars made was slightly different from the rest
Introduced in 1977, the Porsche 928 was supposed to replace the iconic 911. Because of its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, and more of a gran touring orientation, some considered it to be a "false Porsche"
It symbolizes progress and innovation
In addition, to having distinctive design features like the visible pop-up headlights and unique greenhouse design, the 928 showcased Porsche's willingness to venture into new territory
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