Porsche PEP Type 2696 Experimental Prototype 1985 by Autocult
The multifunctional One
Experimental Prototype, or short P.E.P., was the designation for a
multifunctional test car of the Porsche factory in 1985. The term
“Experimental” made the big difference to other pre-production cars. Contrary
to ready-built prototypes, which were built as close as possible to the later
on production version and often had to be multiply modified due to individual
alternations, P.E.P was distinctly different. It was created to empirically
test a wide range of different components and their interaction concurrently.
P.E.P was not built like a usual car, it featured four combinable modules that
were universally changeable. The Chassis – designated as Propulsion Module, the
driver’s cab – named Central Module and the Front and Back Module. The Central
Module was assembled with a range of production components form various Porsche
models and was also the module on which the other modules were fitted to.
was specifically designed and built to test the handling of the car with
different drive systems and different weight distribution. P.E.P.’s basic
drivetrain powered all four wheels but it was also laid out so that the car
could be only front- or rear driven. Additionally it was possible to adjust the
wheelbase of the test car. The multifunctional structure of the concept was
such sophisticated that it was even possible to fit the engine in the front
instead of in the rear.
the concept vehicle was published in various journals and magazines the initial
hype came to an end and also Porsche’s interest in the car dried up as P.E.P.
fulfilled its purpose.
|Description: ||Porsche PEP Type 2696 Experimental Prototype 1985 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC06035 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||Black |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1985 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 12/2019 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.