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January 2021

Welcome to Panorama's first ever Design Issue. A massive undertaking by an incredible group of people, including one supremely talented photographer, this issue was months in planning and execution, and is our way of throwing off 2020 and ringing in 2021 with a bang. All the cars were photographed by Michael Alan Ross, and they are all silver so that we could pay attention to shapes and design without being distracted by color. Plus, frankly, they’re all gorgeous in silver. Because we have so many new contributors this month — along with some familiar faces — we decided to recognize each of our feature writers this month. Enjoy.

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550 Spyder
Prototypical Porsche racer
Porsche's first purpose-built racing car was a beauty in more ways than one.
904 Carrera GTS
The most beautiful
La bella figura: the Italian legacy of the 904 Carrera GTS.
First time's a charm
The original short-wheelbase 911 is a mid-century icon.
Car of the future
Porsche's strongest style statement of the Seventies.
Greatest roadgoing Porsche
Poised on the edge of technology.
Unconventionally beautiful four-door
The Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is a perfect fit.
356 Zagato
60 years in the making
The prettiest Porsche that never was. Until it was.
Elements of Design
Form and function
Although they span many Porsche generations, these design features share a common DNA.
By Design
Meet Michael Mauer
Maintaining brand identity is job one for Porsche's design chief.