Other cars have similar qualities, yet none have Porsche's mystique. Why?

The beauty, the 'art' of Porsche is this: That such superb engineering and intelligent design is invested in a product whose only reason for existing is to extract adrenaline from our systems. Porsches weren't conceived as mere transportation. They are a talisman that confirms important truths about us; That exhilaration is a necessary part of living fully. That dedication to excellence can be both sustained and sustaining. That with genius present there is no conflict between form and function.