Porsche's Five Favorite Prototypes

Some made production, others didn't even come close.

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I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the Porsche Museum's not-so-secret warehouse, and the resulting 120 photos are ready for your next coffee break. We also picked our seven favorites not on display at the time, and I'm proud to say that Porsche agrees with our selection.

In its latest Top 5 episode, Porsche starts off with the 1987 984, the 'Junior' low-drag study that put aerodynamics and low weight in front of outright power. 1940 lbs., 135 horsepower, 136 miles per hour. The pre-Boxster.

The following 2002 Cayenne Cabrio was more of a design study than anything else, but its targa roll bar and dual rear design makes it one of the most interesting Frankensteins of Porsche's vast collection. At number 3, the 1989 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster Clubsport was the perfect show car to end the eighties, paving the way for a number of limited edition 911 Speedsters.

Was the 1989 Panamericana the best birthday present for the 80th of Ferry Porsche? Probably! Yet when it comes to extremes, no futuristic off-roader with a zipper top can beat the 918's rolling chassis. Your supercar for the zombie apocalypse, with a combined 550 horses, always ready for McLaren's early P1 XPs.

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