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Con­cept: PORSCHE 618 MO­TOR­CY­CLE De­signer: MIGUEL ANGELBAHRI

Odds of pro­duc­tion: DE­PENDS ON WHETHER BAHRI CAN PER­SUADE PORSCHE

If Porsche built a mo­tor­cy­cle, what would it look like? The 618 is Miguel An­gel Bahri’s an­swer. In de­vel­op­ing his con­cept – which does not in­volve Porsche – the Barcelona-based trans­porta­tion de­signer drew in­spi­ra­tion from the au­tomaker’s 911 Turbo, 918 Spy­der hy­brid sports car and 919 hy­brid race­car. His all-elec­tric road rocket fea­tures a car­bon­fi­bre-re­in­forced poly­mer chas­sis, a mag­ne­sium main­frame, and a 160hp in­te­rior per­ma­nent mag­net mo­tor mated to a con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion. A 20kWh bat­tery pack keeps the two-wheel ti­tan charg­ing. Bahri calls the mo­tor­cy­cle the 618 be­cause in the Porsche peck­ing or­der, it would sit just below the 718 Boxster and Cay­man. “Porsche was my prin­ci­pal source of mo­ti­va­tion in ca­reer choice,” ex­plains Bahri. “The way its team con­stantly evolves with­out los­ing them­selves cap­ti­vates me.” This bike cap­ti­vates us. — VIJU MATHEW

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