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A Modern take on a Classic Racer: The Porsche 908/04 Hybrid Concept Model

We’ve all had that feeling. When you see something evocative. Like the floor has dropped and you’re suddenly in a free-fall. This Porsche project by aspiring car designer’s in China creates such an emotion.

The inspiration for the model is the Porsche 908/02 which competed across all the important endurance races in 1969. A car that claimed wins at Brands Hatch, Monza, the Targa Florio, Spa, and at the Nürburgring. Within those wins, highlights included a 1-2-3 at Brands Hatch, and an unbelievable 1-2-3-4-5 at the Nürburgring.

Porsche 909-02 Track Shot

Pictured: 1969 Porsche 908/02 at Le Mans

Having won the 1969 International Championship for Makes, the only notch missing on the Porsche’s 908/02 belt was a win at Le Mans where their car finished a close second behind the legendary combination of Jacky Ickx and Ford’s GT 40’s.

Essentially the model is taking modern styling and design queues from Porsche’s production vehicles, and using the shape of the 908/02, to create a much more visceral modern LMP1 car.

The result is nothing short of stunning.

Porsche 909-04 Model Full

Pictured: The final result, a 3D Printed Porsche 908/04 Hybrid Model

Modern P1 cars, although remarkable works of engineering, too often lack the personality and uniqueness of cars from past generations. This blend really is something to behold, and worthy of praise in a world where generic knockoffs are far too common.

Well done lads, the 5000+ hours you’ve spent on this hobby project have resulted in a true work of art.

Porsche 909-04 Model Badge Shot

Pictured: Detail shot of 908 Hybrid badge

Cannot wait to see what you come up with next.

Enjoy a short video of the project below!

 

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