As it always has done, motorsport still fascinates people at the world’s race tracks today – and is firmly embedded in our DNA. But what might the whole thing look like 100 years from now? The Automobilist designers have attempted to answer precisely this question. On the moon, on Mars and in the futuristic mega-city of Le Mans. It’s time to dream.
Normally, Pavel Turek and Jan Rambousek from the Automobilist design studio use CGI and a great deal of research to realistically recreate historic motorsport moments. Now,they have produced an exclusive series of high-quality posters that not only preserve the motorsport successes of Porsche, but also outline future achievements. At first glance, this appears a little crazy, but actually looks pretty spectacular.
They show, for example, the 917 KH on its way to victory on the home straight at Le Mans in 1970. At the same time, they place the race car in a fictitious Le Mans in 2054 – by then, the French town has become a neon-coloured mega-city. While the 356 SL that competed at the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico in 1953 is on another planet: or to be more precise, it’s taking part in the twelfth Martian race on the Syrtis Major Plateau in 2096. And there is also the 911 RSR that was involved in the long-distance race in Daytona in 1973 and will in future perform its high-speed laps in the Giordano Bruno crater on the moon.
The design studio’s works undoubtedly encourage us to dream. What will motorsport be like in the distant future? What will be the experience of drivers, spectators and teams? Let's gaze into their crystal ball together: