Tomas Jankauskas was a student at Pforzheim, and his Master's thesis project took inspiration from the Porsche Typ 64, built for the '39 Berlin-Rome race, translated into a revival for its centennial.

Some of his key sketches along the way:

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Really starting to come together in these sketches. Loose, fast sketches figuring out the graphic breakups, that are still really descriptive of the form. Believably Porsche, but remaining original.

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Profile graphic breakups. I really like his final execution.

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He even ran his model through an airflow sim, apparently getting a .20 cD.

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Mesh model:

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Finishing the milled clay:

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And some studio shots of the finished model:

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And he did a nice little animation of it, to cap it off:

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Anyway. Great stuff. He's now a designer at Toyota. Not often that student work (even MFAs) hit a mark this high.