Porsche Vision 916 (2016)
Status: clay model in scale 1:1. The basic idea: a study by one of Porsche’s design interns, the Porsche Vision 916 has compact dimensions similar to the Porsche 916, which was developed as a prototype in the early 1970s. However, this Little Rebel is driven purely electrically by four wheel hub motors. It pays homage to the car designer Ferdinand Porsche and his first Lohner-Porsche racing car with four-wheel drive from 1900.
Porsche says that the combination of the low weight with the power of the four motors is more than enough to make the Vision 916 a very enjoyable driving experience. As the name suggests, the Vision 916 draws stylistic inspiration from the fascinating 916 of the 1970s, a car that was never officially put into production. The original 916 was a further developed 914 that made use of the bigger six-cylinder engines found in the 911.