Late last November, Porsche sent the auto world into a frenzy when it pulled back the curtain on 15 different concept cars for its book Porsche Unseen. Though it was headlined by such vehicles as a road-legal Le Mans racer and a 50’s-inspired spider, the most unexpected of the lot was undoubtedly an EV van dubbed the ‘Renndienst.’
At the time, the details were, admittedly, pretty sparse. However, Porsche has just unveiled images of what the concept looks like on the inside. Up front, it gets two large digital displays and a central, swiveling driver’s seat — a setup that enables both direct user input as well as hands-free autonomous operation. In the passenger area, Porsche has fitted the Renndienst with a pair of offset chairs and a curved bench, not only maximizing the available space but also creating a comfortable, lounge-like environment. Rounded out by thoughtful details like floating rear headrests for visibility and some asymmetric windows for privacy and viewing, the result is a van that’s as versatile as it is visionary. Porsche doesn’t have any plans to build it, but you never know what tomorrow holds.