In 1963, the Porsche 901 made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s because Peugeot practically shut down the 901 project before it even started. But the Germans decided to simply replace the 0 with a 1, and thus an icon was born.
But what if they had kept the 901 nameplate around for future use? I don’t know, say, here and now in 2015? That’s what designer Ege Arguden envisioned with his throwback Porsche 901 concept.
Like the modern 911, the 901 concept bears many similar angles. A very Porsche-esque front end being the mainstay. But when you work your way back on the car, things start to get very interesting. And very sexy.
The long-slung rear is a nod to the original design. And the aggressive profile, Arguden says, is a look at what could become of the 911— implying that Porsche would ever change the design of its most iconic car this radically.
It won’t be built, but if the 911 looks like this in the future, I won’t even be mad.