All-Carbon Porsche Concept Could Easily Be The Next Taycan

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The young talent behind this design has a very bright future.

Every once in a while, a concept car comes along that blows us away. Something so simple, so beautiful, and so fit for purpose that we're left wondering just one thing: how soon can it reach production? Sadly for us, most concepts never do get produced, although the ones that do usually end up looking as good as the Porsche Taycan.

Unfortunately, the Porsche Exclusive GT isn't likely to be one of those we'll see on the road anytime soon. That's because this isn't an ordinary Porsche Concept from the design team in Stuttgart, Germany. No, this concept comes from the mind of a design student by the name of Ilya Zakharov. This stunning carbon fiber sports car was designed for his MA Thesis project, with the main brief being a car that would be consciously purchased as the last car you'd ever need.

Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov

To this end, the design is futuristic with the intention of it being timeless, with intention of surviving the years to come. In bare woven carbon fiber and with simple, yet classic Porsche styling cues, it looks incredible, and you can see the design language of current models like the Porsche Taycan. Items like the quad-LED daytime running lights and raised front wheel arches are typical of Porsche design, while a tapered rear end hints at influence from the Porsche 918 Spyder. It's aerodynamic in appearance too, with a double-bubble roof and retro-modern wheels that make it look like one slippery machine

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Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov

The interior is designed to last, too, with materials used that are supposed to last years without being made obsolete. Now, while it's unlikely to ever reach production, it's fair to say this is one hell of a design, blending Porsche's design cues with a futuristic idea and technology such as rear-facing cameras instead of wing mirrors. While there's no hint as to the powertrain, it's not at all unfair to assume that electricity is the means of propulsion here, which ties in perfectly considering the four-seat layout of the concept. Who knows, perhaps somebody at Porsche is watching, and maybe this might be the next Taycan.

Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov
Ilya Zakharov

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