What do you get when you combine two of the most iconic automobile designs of all time into one car? You get this wild franken-car with the front end of a Porsche 911 and the rear of a Citroen DS. According to visual communications firm Brandpower, this project’s goal was to create the “perfect car” through an elaborate engineering and design process that would meld the Porsche and the Citroen together into a running prototype.
Despite these ambitious plans and the striking images, though, we don’t think the car was actually built. As some have pointed out, Brandpower’s lack of production details and questionable images of the assembly process mean that this might be the graphic design firm’s thought-provoking attempt to fool the public. That becomes especially evident towards the end of Brandpower’s post, when it references a fake magazine title and claims both Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande recently sampled the car.
So Brandpower’s 911-DS may be a hoax, but that doesn’t mean that the photos renderings aren’t interesting.
Both the Porsche 911 and the Citroen DS were top five finalists in the global “Car of the Century” award, where the Citroen placed third and the Porsche placed fifth. The combination of the two results in a remarkably streamlined package, with the Porsche 911’s low nose matching up disturbingly well with the Citroen’s aerodynamic profile. Fitting the proposed Porsche turbocharged engine in the rear of the Citroen would prove a challenge, though, as the Citroen was noteworthy for being one of the pioneers of the front-wheel-drive layout that is so common nowadays. We also don’t know how easily one could power the Citroen’s hydroneumatic suspension with the Porsche’s flat-six.
Even though it isn’t real, check out the gallery below to see more images of this fantasy Porsche-Citroen creation.