Daniel Arsham's Porsche 911 Turbo is just from another planet

And you're probably going to absolutely adore it or hate it

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This is Daniel Arsham's take on the 911 and I feel it's important to stress from the outset that this is not an inanimate art object but it is instead, as the American artist calls it, a "drivable work of art".

Arsham had a very clear vision for his personal 1986 911 Turbo, now known as the 930A, and he collaborated with Porsche to make sure his 930A turned out exactly the way he wanted it but also period-correct in some respect. Arsham and Porsche had already worked together back in 2019, when they created a 992 gen with a post-apocalyptic style that's currently touring in Asia.

They began with a concept for a futuristic Porsche racing team, inspired by Dick Barbour's 1980 Porsche 935 K3. They fitted custom alloys that pay homage to the magnesium RSR wheels by Fifteen52 and a 917-inspired gear knob. The livery was created in partnership with custom paint specialist David Gwyther and it features logos from Arsham's career - previous collabs, gallery representations and so on - and a hand-painted rainbow in negative colors.

The interior was also customized, tastefully so I should add, with two-tone leather upholstery in blue and beige, "Arsham" lettering on the steering wheel with the same font as the "Porsche" logo and suede covering for the trunk, which also houses a Focal sound system.

The project took about two years to complete. Cosmetically, it looks tremendous but obviously some people might have qualms about some of the applied logos, personally I don't really like the Apple logo on the roof but that's just my opinion.

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Comments (15)

  • Honestly? Not sure what's so special about it 🤔

    My first thought seeing the header picture was "apple livery standing in direct sunlight for way too long" and 'lo and behold, there is a giant apple logo on the roof. I don't get the "art" part

      7 months ago
    • I like it because it's a little OTT while also being subtle. I can't stand the Apple logo on the roof, though. Nothing against the logo itself, it just looks odd on the roof

        7 months ago
  • The 14% who hate this must be a cyclist.

      7 months ago
  • Not what I would have done but at the end of the day it is a 930 Turbo and it makes him happy, win-win.

      7 months ago
  • Nice car. I would paint it orange with silver stripes.

      7 months ago
  • I like the retro feel of it

      7 months ago
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