Eight Porsche dealers are deploying ID. Buzz vans decked out with Porsche Renndienst branding.
What’s old is new again as Porsche is reusing Volkswagen vans. Instead of relying on the Transporter to haul race cars, the ID. Buzz will be showcased starting this month at eight dealerships in The Netherlands as part of the brand’s celebrations related to its 75th anniversary. The retro-flavored EV is decked out with Renndienst (Race Service) branding to echo its ancestors, the first of which was a Bulli used during the 1954 Mille Miglia race.
Since it didn’t have a van of its own, Porsche used various iterations of VW’s venerable workhorse from the 1950s until the 1970s to transport some of its most important race cars, including the 904, 908, 910, and 917. These vans served multiple purposes as some were used by the racing team as a makeshift hotel and others were tasked to take the drivers to and from circuits.