Continuing its ‘Plain Body’ series, London-based studio INK has released a set of CGI images of its newly re-imagined Porsche 917 prototype. The ongoing internal project sees a combination of the team’s automotive passion with a design-minded expression. Finished in ethereal white and devoid of applied ornament, the iconic race car is stripped to its most basic elements, highlighting the raw essence of the vehicle’s design.
Creative studio INK presents the Porsche 917 with an atypically minimal, ghostly expression. The design of the historic car sees its roots in the late 1960s ’24 hours of Le Mans’ endurance races, and is often wrapped in a colorful, graphic skin adorned with identifying stickers. With the project, INK references the Porsche 917 16 cylinder spyder prototype, whose deft and minimal curves, open-cockpit, and NACA ducts, rendered its very much the part as the challenger prototype for the new series.
INK continues, commenting on the history of the Porsche 917: “The chassis coupled with this new engine was anything but – suffering from poor handling characteristics and uncontrollable dynamics. ultimately, an incredible 880hp was to be reached from the 16 cylinder, and as Porsche found can-am successes with turbocharging in later years, this beautiful, minimal, monster was retired to the porsche museum.”