Look What Porsche Did To This 911

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Right. So, it's a swan.

Digital artist Chris Labrooy is known for his digital paintings depicting the Porsche 911. But while his paintings look photorealistic, the artist takes a surreal approach. Last year, Labrooy raised some eyebrows when he depicted the 911 RS on top of an inflatable swan parked by a pool.

Porsche was clearly enamored with the artist's surreal take on the 911 because the German automaker has turned his vision into a reality. With the help of Garageitalia, Porsche has built a life-size version of Labrooy's 911 swan art car.

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Chris Labrooy/Instagram

A 996-generation Porsche 911 was used as a homage to the first Porsche car sold in China 20 years ago. The bizarre Porsche art car is currently on display at the Shanghai photo fair and will be shown in galleries around the world

Based in Scotland, Chris Labrooy is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. His love of cars started at a young age when he would play with toy cars, draw them, and drive them in computer games. At a young age, he became fascinated with the design of cars, which led to him studying car design at the Royal College of Art. He went on to specialize in digital artwork, with his weird and wonderful work featuring in advertising campaigns for the likes of Porsche, Jaguar, Nike, Apple, McDonald's, and T-Mobile among others.

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Chris Labrooy/Instagram

If Labrooy's adoration for Porsche wasn't already obvious from his many digital paintings depicting the iconic sports car, the artist currently owns a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and has also owned a 981 GT4 and 981 Cayman. "It's a very soft, rounded shape that's a highly capable, high performance sports car at the same time," he said. "The 911 has a unique, almost eccentric personality. When I'm making my images, the cars are like actors in a way, and the 911 is like an A-list Hollywood star, with all this depth and versatility."

While the real-life art is a one-off project that is not for sale, you can buy artwork of the 911 swan car on the artist's website, with pricing starting at £130 ($175).

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Chris Labrooy/Instagram
Chris Labrooy/Instagram

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