Porsche and Parisian clothing company give the 968 an extreme makeover
Porsche is celebrating 30 years of the 968, one of its lesser-known entry-level models, in a rather unusual way. He teamed up with a Paris-based clothing company named L’Art de L’Automobile to give the car a drastic overhaul, inspired by street fashion, inside and out.
Arthur Kar, the man who founded L’Art de L’Automobile, spent about a year and a half working with Porsche to create the redesigned 968. Appropriately called the 968 ART, the roadster features a design “based on the retro look of the early 1990s with an updated, modern twist”, which is a bit odd; the original car was manufactured from 1991 to 1995, so it was truly a product from the early 1990s. It is therefore a car from the early 1990s with a makeover according to the way some people see the early 90s to the early 2020s. Still with us?
Visually, the L’ART remains recognizable as a 968 thanks in large part to its wedge-shaped silhouette but it gains a one-piece front end and its oval headlights have been replaced by ultra-strip blocks integrated into a newly air dam. created. The windshield is shorter, the quarter vents are gone, and the mirrors are much shorter than those in the original car. At the rear, the ART has a high, sloped rear end that dramatically alters its profile and a light bar with elements that spell out “KAR”. Green paintwork and contrasting black rims add a finishing touch to the custom look.
It’s a similar story inside, where the dashboard, steering wheel and instrument cluster have been redesigned to achieve a look less of the 90s and more of the 90s seen from the 2020s. standard instrumentation is supplemented by a watch and a stopwatch.
Porsche made no mention of mechanical modifications.
We do not know what will happen to the 968 L’ART. However, Porsche and L’Art de L’Automobile will jointly release two fashion collections that will include items like an air freshener, several different sweatshirt designs, and a keychain with the back of the 968 on it.