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Porsche 356 1600 GS Carrera idlers | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Porsche 356 1600 GS Carrera

A friend of mine posted my widebody Porsche 928 GTS on his instagram and told me the feedback was outstanding, demanding me to create more Porsche content. I told him that there are a quite a few Porsche photoshop chops in progress, but none of them close to being finished soon. But anyway, he inspired me to chop this export-spec Reutter-bodied 356a 1600 GS Carrera (T2). I applied the usual recipe of lowering the vehicle substantially and giving it a set of custom wheels. They are multi-piece items based on the originals. To spice it up and give it a nice twist I replaced the door handles with Mazda Miata NA items, removed the bumper bars and added a couple of stickers. Why Japanese you might wonder? Because I bet there is somebody in the land of the rising sun that has both the funds and the will to make my virtual creation come to life in reality.

#onlyinjapan

Porsche 356 1600 GS Carrera idlers | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

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Porsche 928 GTS Widebody Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Porsche 928 GTS | Widebody Kit with Overfenders

Ever since driving an early Porsche 928 at the age of 21 I loved these futuristic but timeless grand tourers. The only thing that always bothered me design-wise was the shape of the fenders. On the later models they are wider, but still have a weird shape that make the car look strange when lowered. No worries though, as this can easily be improved with photoshop. While at it, I realized that this wouldn’t work on the real car and I had to find a solution. Overfenders have been popular to fix wheel fitment issues for decades and are now more popular than ever before. Instead of taking an exaggerated approach like Kato-san from LB Works, I designed a more subtle set of overfenders that tie into the original design of the 928 and cover the concave Forgiato wheels. To clean up the flanks, the door handles have been integrated into the side trim of the car. The air vents are integrated into the original bodywork and help to keep the brakes cool.

Originalists might cringe and prefer to look at the original picture.

Porsche 928 GTS Widebody Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Volkswagen New Beetle CGT | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Volkswagen New Beetle CGT Concept

After a couple of years fiddling around with this picture, I decided to call it a day and get done with it. The picture is by no means perfect, but you get the idea. The inspiration was a discussion among friends about the addition of Porsche parts to classic Beetles. Why shouldn’t somebody try this with the New Beetle? This would, of course, be limited to body parts mostly, as the layout of the drivetrain is quite different these days. So I set to work and tried to fit the body panels from the Porsche Carrera GT to the New Beetle. It did look horrible, to be honest. So, a top chop was in order to get the proportions at least halfway right. I’m not 100% satisfied with the result, but decided to post it here anyways. So what are your thoughts on that conversion? Please leave feedback below, thank you.

Volkswagen New Beetle CGT | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Porsche 911 GT3RS (997) | Livery Design by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Porsche 911 GT3 RS | Racecar Livery Design

Igor Sushko, founder of AutomotiveForums.com, asked the AF members to come up with livery ideas for a racing project in Japan. He wanted a livery based on a black car, to stand out from all the white car based liveries of most 911s. Well, here is what I came up with so far:

I used the Porsche logo as a base for my livery design. The idea is that the car is wrapped in it’s heritage, symbolized with the traditional crest. Didn’t like the colored version, so I tried out the same in grey-scale. Came out a bit dull, IMO. To add more contrast to the car, I decided on a black, white and red scheme. What do you think?

The white car (V04) is a more LeMans oriented livery. It features newspaper clippings from the good ol’ days of racing at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

To see the initial briefing and all other livery designs, please click here.

Porsche 911 GT3RS (997) | Livery Design by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Porsche 911 GT3RS (997) | Livery Design by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Porsche 911 GT3RS (997) | Livery Design by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Porsche 911 GT3RS (997) | Livery Design by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

 

 

Gunnar Racing Glove Box Frogs

Glove Box Frogs

A new species of frogs has been discovered in Florida recently: the Glove Box Frogs

The guys over at Gunnar Racing in West Palm Beach, Florida, put an old Porsche 911 in the back yard a couple of years ago.

Last week, Andy wanted to check whether there was any paperwork left in the glove box.

To his surprise, a frog jumped out when he opened the glove box! Looking closer, he found another six of them chilling in their in-glovebox swimming pool.

Nobody has a clue how they got in there – the glove box has been closed for many years!

So here are some frog facts: Frogs lay their eggs in water or wet places After 21 days the embryo leaves its jelly shell and quickly becomes a tadpole. After five weeks, the tadpole starts to grow hind legs, then forelegs, etc.
Then, eleven weeks after the eggs were laid, the frogs are fully developed! Now the question is… how long have they lived in here as fully developed frogs??? They were different sizes, so do we have more than one generation here?
They might be some kind of tree frogs. If anyone knows, please leava a comment. Thank you.

Andy took a few photos and then set them free! They hopped out of the glove box and went into all the nooks and crannies in the car.

Cute little guys!

Sweet 🙂

 

The guys at Gunner Racing are going to leave the glove box open – in case the frogs still think this is home.

Many thanks to Kevin from Gunnar Racing, for giving permission to feature this story here at VirtualModels.

www.gunnarracing.com

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupé | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupé (930)

The iconic Porsche 911 came in various configurations. The picture of the 3.2 with the narrow body inspired me to create a phantom racecar. No livery yet… but I’ll figure something out sooner or later, hehe. In case you’re wondering where the wheels came from: they are from the Singer 911.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupé | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)