Have you ever experienced that when you look for a specific concept car on Google you find absolutely nothing? Sorry for the quality of the picture but this is the only one I could find about the car, and it was in the analogue world.
What is this now already 20 year old car? Is it a Volkswagen Sharan with some tuning parts, red painted brake callipers and some nice Cup rims? Not really.
In 1995 Wendelin Wiedeking is the CEO of Porsche for two years already. Production is about 17.800 cars per year. The Boxster is on its way and he’s desperately looking for expansion. Wiedeking turns towards Volkswagen for further joint development, as with Audi and the RS2. The result is the creation of Porsche RS 1 Varera based on the Volkswagen Sharan. The Van had 7 seats, 4 wheel drive but had no terrain ambitions yet. It was created to show the board of Volkswagen and Porsche the possibilities of the joint development of a big SUV. Which happened, was called the Colorado project and was the basis of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne.
Varera means to us the combination of the word “Van” and “Carrera”, no?
It has Wolfburgs licensed plates, but even if we look for Volkswagen Varera no information is available. Who knows more about this concept car?