If you’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what Tata Motors, Italy’s lead exterior designer Riccardo Angelini would come up with after his stunning Koenigsegg Ghost Hypercar concept, then you need wait no longer. Angelini turned his attention to Porsche’s racing history, creating the Porsche 906 Hommage concept. The design draws on the many endurance cars that the German automaker has created over the years, and it’s a design that Porsche will hopefully consider making.
The original Porsche 906 first took to the tracks in January of 1966. Built to replace the Porsche 904, the car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinend Piech’s grandson. Porsche only created 50 examples of the design. Angelini went to the trouble of doing two different renderings of his design. The first is looks to be more of a street-legal car, but it still has that racing vibe to it. The car sits low and has a bubble cockpit. Angelini rendered this version in a light grey, and it looks like it would be absolutely stunning revving its engine under streetlights in an urban setting.
The second rendering adds in more of the racing elements. You can see the source material of the 906 in the car, but certain details have been updated, such as the LED headlights and taillights. Both cars have a strong sense of aerodynamics about them, which is needed in an endurance car. The rear diffuser in the concept looks as though it would create a tremendous amount of downforce. The front splitter and the large side air intakes would definitely help with cooling and airflow. Angelini painted this car in a deep red and black as well as in the iconic Gulf livery—blue and orange.
Both designs are spectacular, and Porsche would do well to use them—especially if they’re considering entering the new Hypercar class at Le Mans.