It looks like a Le Mans racer.
Porsche has decided to start posting pictures of previously unseen designs on its social media platforms. The first image released over the weekend shows a speedster-like car lurking in the mist. This car is clearly inspired by speedsters from the 1950s, especially the Porsche 550 Spyder of old, which James Dean famously crashed in 1955. Now Porsche has released a second image showing a different vehicle, and as with the first post, the company does not divulge much information, but from the images, it's clear to see that this creation was born for the track.
From the limited angles available to the viewer, it can be said that the car shares features with Porsche racing legends such as the Le Mans-winning 917K, or even the 936 that won top honors in the mid to late 70s. The prominent sloping rear end and massive fenders remind one of the 935, which already has a tribute in the form of the Porsche 911 935 Limited Edition, a track-only weapon.
According to Porsche the second car in the series is "based on the racing car with which Porsche won 24 Heures du Mans. But instead of being designed to be unbeatable in the world's toughest motor race, this car was conceived to bring its magic to the rarefied world of privateer racers."
Looking directly behind the car, it is clear that a lot of inspiration has been taken from LMP1 racers, and one can also see a sprinkling of 911 GT1, the car that won Le Mans in 1998. Porsche has said on social media platforms that the #PorscheUnseen series will continue for the next week and a half, and by what we've seen so far, this series can only get more interesting. Bring it on Porsche.