It is called the Porsche 908/04 Vision GT Concept and it was created by a six-man team of digital designers and modellers in their free time, with the somewhat-futile ambition of it one day appearing in the GranTurismo video game series.

We say ‘futile’ because it has had no involvement from Porsche, a brand which has famously snubbed the video game franchise since day one, despite every major car manufacturer from Hyundai to Aston Martin appearing in the game at some point.

So not only can we not drive it in the flesh, we can’t even experience what it could be like in a computer game. Life can be so cruel.

The rendered car combined the front-end of the 918 Spyder hypercar with the long tail racer at the rear. There are also elements of the 919 Hybrid racecar and the Mission E electric concept, which was recently green-lit and could show the Tesla Model S who’s boss by 2020.

E-hybrid emblems can be spotted by the front wheel arches but the design team hasn’t actually specified the car’s drivetrain.

Exterior designer Alan Derosier said he wanted to create a car that “Porsche enthusiasts would love”.

He added the unofficial car was designed with “physically feasible” dimensions and aimed to give it “an advanced look with a truly mechanical soul, the ‘form follows function’ ideology of Porsche”.

Derosier revealed that the team opted for a long-tail design “because Porsches with this feature have something genuinely unique and until now nobody, as far as I know, has tried to create a modern version of it”.

He added: “In my opinion, it is a bit of a forgotten idea, so I thought it would be a ‘rebirth of an icon’ that would generate nostalgia in car and Porsche enthusiasts alike.”

The car is highly unlikely to ever see the light of day in the virtual or physical world, but you can find out more on the project at http://porschevisiongt.com/.

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