Why does Porsche understand Porsche at first sight? - Consideration of design with functionality and beauty.
Release date: 2018.07.14
"Race on Sunday, drive on Monday"
"Why does Porsche understand Porsche at first sight?"
It is said that Japanese cars are difficult to distinguish from which manufacturer's cars when removing the emblem(Some have understanding though). That point,Porsche knows at a glance that it is a Porsche, no matter how old, new, SUV, sports car.
Why is that? ... as I thought, the other day, this page(Porsche-Everyday Usability) Was taught. There, it was written.
"Race on Sunday, drive on Monday" was the motto of many Porsche 356 drivers in the 1950s.
I'm not good at English, so I can not translate it well"It is important to be able to enjoy both racing at the circuit and everyday driving with one Porsche"Is it something like ...? It seems that this is a policy that has been inherited from the time Porsche is born until now. As of now, even for "Porsche Principal" mailed to the owner when purchasing a Porsche,
There is no other sports car heading for shopping after finishing the race at the Nürburgring. Even if the number of crews are different, Porsche creates only one. It is a sports car to enjoy everyday life.
it is written like this. This unchanged spirit"Porsche knows at first sight that it is a Porsche"I wonder if it is an important point.
Porsche seen from an expert
The other day, a custom-made body cover specialized manufacturer of the car which is often picked up in "Minkara" and car related mediaNakabayashi KogyoI went to the interview with Nakagawa president of the company. He was a very nice person, so I talked a lot, so I will post the content at that time. At that time, what Nakagawa said about the Porsche was impressive.
I have taken the model of the car body cover of various manufacturers,The measurements of the Porsche body cover are very easy.That's because Porsche's design is refined, simple and natural.That streamline type is not only the beauty of appearance but also the result of pursuing aerodynamics and functionality, and it is understood that it is Porsche at first glance even if anyone sees it.In other manufacturers, design is impossible and there are quite a few difficulties to measure, but that point Porsche is doing very well.
Modesty in elegance
The first Porsche "356" which was born in this world 70 years ago,Design incorporating the concept of aerodynamics, achieving the lightest weight, emphasizing pragmatic featuresIt was a feature. Even after 70 years from there, the fact that the essence of Porsche Design will not change is introduced on the Porsche Japan official website like this.
Why did Porsche sports car become a design icon? Because it was equipped with beauty? Is it because people felt "fascinating"? It goes without saying that.But the real reason is that the design harmonizes perfectly with the function.
Flower roof line, front fender drawing arch higher than front hood, rear fender full of feeling. These features common to all models of Porsche have been handed down over more than 60 years, while slightly changing the expression according to the era and the individuality of each car model.
* Source: Porsche Japan official website "Porsche Design"
"Tradition and advanced. High performance and practicality. Design and functionality. Rareness and social nature - the essence of Porsche to complement conflicting things"I have seen it in some article. Porsche keeps piling this for over 70 years, I think it is really cool.
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