As noted in other threads I've written, the automotive space is pretty cool because of its emphasis on secrecy.
It's sort of unnecessary, really, but it certainly makes product launches and leaks way more exciting.
And when a company like Porsche starts telling its stories, you have to pull up a chair next to the big campfire and make a s'more.
The latest in its series of 911 secrets is a 911 built way back when in 1984. At first glance you may be a be startled because it looks a lot like a 993 from the front — I'm sure some smart ass is saying all 911s do.
The purpose of this running prototype was to build, obviously, a more aerodynamic 911 down the road. According to the Porsche spokesperson in the clip, 911s in 1984 had a drag coefficient of 0.40. This prototype got it down to 0.27. By modern standards 0.27 is an achievement. The 991 911 has a cD of 0.29.
Get a closer look at this special 911 via the clip below.
This particular concept car from our 911 secrets series was ahead of its time due some specific aerodynamical features. Learn more about this model in our latest clip.