The Porsche Tapiro was designed in 1970 by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design. It was Giugiaro's 4th prototype at ItalDesign and one of his favourite at the time. It was based on the Porsche 914/6 platform and featured a mid mounted 2.4 litre flat-six-cylinder Porsche engine, giving 220bhp at 7200 rpm.
The car had gull-wing doors and the profile of the windscreen was almost the same angle as the bonnet. The rear of the car featured matching gull wings over the cargo area.
It's dimensions were 4060 mm long, 1760 mm wide and 1110 mm high.