Porsche 904 GTS
1. The air scoop just behind the door was prescient for mid-engine coupes, but the Olde British hood strap seems a bit much, even as far back as this car goes.
2. Long headlight fairings were not the sleek ovals used by Italian coachbuilders but had a hard, straight inner line intersecting the
hood (which has no strap).
3. The car’s long nose looks extremely sleek, but I suspect its profile, nearly symmetrical, would have generated a lot of front-end lift. But no one knew much about that when these cars were conceived.
4. This undercut, running all around the car and providing
a the visual hard body, accent horizontal is a but handsome datum seems for to have no relationship to the actual tubular chassis structure, unlike later Can-Am race cars.
5. Stamped wheels, as used on 356s, were probably steel, although alloy stampings might have existed.