Porsche Unseen: Le Mans Living Legend

Porsche Unseen: Le Mans Living Legend

Published: December 3, 2020 | By: American Luxury Staff

Another page in the Porsche Unseen book, a roughly 350-page collection of musings by designers of the legendary automaker in the last 15 years, is this racing livery-decorated homage to the 550 coupe that took honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans competition in 1953.

The car’s formal title is the Porsche Le Mans Living Legend, and it was clearly designed to be a limited road-legal offering when it was dreamed up in 2014. It keeps the unique design flourishes of the original, with front and back opening like the petals of a flower; its racing heritage was to be further highlighted by the ‘excessive sound development’—that’s a quote from the Porsche website, and presumably from the book—of the eight-cylinder petrol burner.

Other recent reveals from the Porsche design archives we’ve seen from the Unseen series include the track-inspired Vision 920, which was also to be road-legal, and the Vision Renndienst, an EV van inspired by an iconic Porsche-friendly VW workhorse from the 1960s.

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