The brief behind Ilya Zakharov’s Porsche Exclusive GT is simple. Make the car less of an impulse buy and more of a consciously purchased product you’ll own and cherish forever. The car is beautiful, no doubt, but its beauty is backed by the fact that Zakharov hopes it’ll serve a lifetime – with insides that are built to last years without going obsolete, and with an outer aesthetic that looks so cutting edge, it won’t ever age.
The Porsche Exclusive GT started as Zakharov’s MA Thesis project and gradually evolved into one of the most futuristic Porsche designs I’ve seen in a while. The Exclusive GT ups the aggression with its sinewy, muscular form that’s visible around the wheels with elevated fenders and rear quarter panels that almost make it look like the car’s crouching. Given that the car’s required to deliver a lifetime of peak performance, the Exclusive GT comes with exaggerated air intakes around the front that result in floating headlights… a detail that slightly resembles Porsche’s Mission E, but with a more dominating presence. The design extends to the back too, with a linear tail-light surrounded by a set of outlets for the air to pass through as the Exclusive GT cuts through time and space. The car sports a carbon-fiber body (you’ll notice the texture in the render right away), which probably indicates at a future where the composite material’s more widely present, along with rear-facing cameras for side-mirrors, another future-friendly detail. It’s safe to assume that the Porsche Exclusive GT concept is electric too, following the Taycan, and seats up to 4 people in its relatively small, yet extremely captivating design.
It isn’t often that we see a car with such a tight, dramatic curve running along the top from front to back. Almost borrowing from a style that Lamborghini adopted with its classics like the Countach, the Audi e-tron GT concept is an autonomous vehicle designed for long-distance travel. That beautiful unbroken curve on the top, it doesn’t just give the car aerodynamics, it also allows the car to have a larger, more spacious cabin.
In fact, the focus on spacious-ness (if that’s even a word) is perhaps the e-tron GT’s biggest selling point. With just two seats on the inside, infinite leg-room, and a dedicated space to store your luggage and bags, the e-tron GT is all about taking a break (brake?) from driving and leaving it up to the car’s AI, which works on Level 5 autonomy. Riders access the car using its two massive gullwing doors and are greeted with a cabin that looks quite like a room on wheels. The e-tron GT doesn’t come with steering wheels or controls. Instead, a wraparound dashboard screen communicates with you, greeting you when you enter, and giving you ride updates as you proceed.
The car’s exteriors are rather interesting too. The automobile is characterized by a continuous panoramic sunroof that goes all the way from the front to the back, while the sides have discreet one-way windows that seamlessly blend with the car’s side panels thanks to the use of a translucent metallic paint job. The e-tron GT’s aesthetic mirrors the Cybertruck in a variety of ways too, from the use of silver paint and black glass, to the relatively angular design, and even the razor-thin headlamps and taillamps… although the e-tron GT looks a whole lot better, in my opinion.
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