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Photoshop Chops

Aston Martin Lagonda PanelVanConversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Aston Martin Lagonda Panel Van Conversion

Five years ago I created a photoshop chop image of an Aston Martin Lagonda Limousine Dragster. Ever since then I wondered what an accompagnying shop truck could look like. Today, while watching the 24h race of the Nürburgring, I finally did it. From the front to the B-pillar it is 100% original, but everything further back has been modified. In order to prevent the vehicle to look tail-heavy, I decided to add a window just aft of the B-pillar. This makes the vehicle look more elegant and concentrates more optical weight in the center of the car. And to make an already long car look even longer, I lowered it.  Larger diameter wheels with less sidewall give it a more modern look and the pinstripe is the icing on the cake. Now – who wouldn’t love to haul parts for the shop with this rig?

Aston Martin Lagonda Panel Van Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Subaru SVX | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Subaru SVX / Alcyone

The designers of the Subaru SVX (aka Alcyone) went all out to create something very futuristic in the 1990’s. My favorite color combination on this UFO car is white and black, because it gives the vehicle an elegant look. But stock cars are not really my thing – I love to modify them to better suit my taste. Especially with delicate designs I try to keep the modifications rather subtle, because I don’t want to mess up the original lines and ruin it in the process. That’s why I only lowered it over a set of Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am wheels that resemble the classic BBS E50. The front and rear skirts have been modified to give them more volume and to line them up with the sideskirts. Please let me know in the comments if you would drive it like that or what you would do differently. Thanks in advance. 🙂

Subaru SVX | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Maserati Shamal | mean and evil

Just a quick sketch, because somebody asked me how I would modify the front of the Maserati Shamal I created some weeks ago. Turned out to have a mean and evil looking face, even though the modifications are only minimal.

Maserati Shamal | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC Panel Van Mampe racecar | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC Panel Van Mampe racecar | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC panel van | MAMPE racecar

Out of pure curiousity I wanted to know what a Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC would look like as a shooting break. However, midway throught the project I decided to create a panel van of the MAMPE Lufthansa Cocktail liveried racecar instead of the civilian shooting break. 😉

Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC Panel Van Mampe racecar | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Maserati Shamal stance | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Maserati Shamal Stance|Works

Found this picture of a nice Maserati Shamal today and decided to have some fun and create a quick photoshop chop, Stance|Works style. Not much done here: lowered, USDM sidemarkers, tinted window frame and the same front lip and concave multi-piece OEM+ wheels I used on the Maserati Biturbo Spyder. Like it or not – it does put a smile on my face. 🙂

Maserati Shamal stance | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Edit: somebody asked me how the front of this Maserati Shamal would look like. Turns out to be a rather mean and evil looking Maserati Shamal.

Mitsubishi Sapporo Coupé

The Mitsubishi Sapporo Coupé is one of those vehicles with great lines and design details. All in all a nice car, but it somehow lacks something. However, this can be fixed easily: a healthy dose of lowering, larger diameter “OEM+” wheels and a few details here and there. The two-tone paint is more pronounced now, the taillights are all red and the front grille darker. The front airdam is the icing on the cake.

Mitsubishi Sapporo Coupé OEM+ | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

This photoshop chop only took half an hour, give or take. I just love to enhance original design so the changes are hardly visible to those not familiar with the original car. 😉

SAAB 9000 Høt Rød Cøncept

A good friend of mine recently bought a SAAB 9000 which didn’t look bad at first sight, but upon closer inspection, showed many signs of advanced wear and tear. Nothing serious, but the little things that need to be fixed add up quickly. So I fired up my creativity and came up with a solution that is neither simple nor quick to achieve – but would be stunning and a head-turner. Let me present: the SAAB 9000 Høt Rød Cøncept. Proudly sponsored by the long-defunct ABA Swedish Airlines. 😉

SAAB 9000 Hot Rod Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

 

Alfa Romeo Alfasud Furgone Sportivo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Alfa Romeo Alfasud Furgone Sportivo

Many years ago I saved a picture of an Alfa Romeo Alfasud Giardinetta on my computer. I fiddled around with it now and then but never liked the outcome. But when I created the BMW 2002 Turbo panel wagon a couple of weeks ago I remembered the Giardinetta. After opening the picture and covering the windows it was only a matter of a few hours until the Furgone conversion was finished. I hope you enjoy and like my take on the Alfasud with lowered suspension, multi-piece wheels, low profile tires and blacked out chrome parts.

Alfa Romeo Alfasud Furgone Sportivo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2017)

Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon

While recently discussing shooting breaks and the design of the Volvo 480 Turbo with a friend of mine, we agreed that the proportions of the vehicle are rather odd. In my opinion, the proportions are off because the front overhang is way too long. Or is the rear overhang just too short? Whatever the case may be – the latter is a lot easier to fix. I wanted to stick to my motto that it must be possible to create something not only in photoshop but in reality as well. This is what we came up with: the Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon. I purposely kept it looking stock, apart from a set of BBS LM wheels, lowering and a front airdam. Looking at the picture I wonder why Volvo didn’t think of that and built it? They are the wagon company after all, aren’t they?

Now only one question remains: who dares to build this beautiful and elegant two-door wagon?

Peugeot 505 V6 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Peugeot 505 V6

Avid followers of my blogs VirtualModels and Drive-by Snapshots may already be aware that I have a sweet spot for classic French cars. Spending many a school holiday en vacences in France certainly is one of the possible reasons, yes. This and my preference of straight lines and low waistlines are perfectly combined in the Peugeot “05” generation. The greenhouse of the Peugeot 505 is more elegant than that of a Ford Granada Mk2 and at the same time almost as delicate as a Jaguar XJ‘s. This however becomes obvious only after the 505 is lowered, which also changes the overall appearence and makes the car look longer than it actually is. As with many cars from that era, there is no need to alter the body to get a great look. Just a few minor adjustments here and there… et voilá! C’est ça. Très bien.

Peugeot 505 V6 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

PS: I do know that the classic Wolfrace wheels are a better fit on the early chrome bumper models, but I choose them anyway to offset the blacked-out trim pieces. Doesn’t hurt the stance either, does it? 😉