Here’s something you don’t see every day: a pickup truck concept vehicle based on a Porsche platform. I’ve got not one, but two Porsche pick-em-up design studies for your Monday amusement or horror. Your choice.
The first concept is from Nouphone J. Bansasine, the visionary designer who penned the Volvo SC90 4 door coupe. Dubbed the ‘TranSport’ (hopefully not after the forgettable Pontiac minivan), Bansasine’s concept could haul up to 500 pounds, which would make it the vehicle of choice for cocaine mules. Per the illustration, it can also tow a vintage race car trailer, as long as the car being raced also wears a Stuttgart badge.
I’ve got to say that I like the styling. I wouldn’t buy one for the same reason that I wouldn’t buy a Cayenne, but I’m not exactly Porsche’s target demographic. Porsches should be sports cars, not sedans or utility vehicles. You buy a Porsche as a reward to yourself, not as a compromise to haul the family and take trips to Home Depot. Still, Porsche manages to sell just about every Cayenne they bring in, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a truck like this were also a sales success.
The second concept comes from Xenatec, a company that specializes in chassis modification, usually to build full-size sedans into limousines. Their concept for a Porsche Cayenne based pickup is much more traditional (think box-on-box) and borders on the hideous. No drug runner with any amount of self-respect would be caught dead in this thing, so I’m going to have to stamp a ‘FAIL’ on this one. Agree or disagree?