Porsche collaborated with world-renowned enthusiast Arthur Kar on this special machine.
When you think of a Porsche, the first one that usually pops into your mind is likely a 911 Carrera, the automaker's most iconic model. With an engine in the rear, the 911 has become Porsche's trademark, which has caused some to completely overlook other two-door sports coupes that the company has made. But not Arthur Kar of L'Art de L'automobile. For him, the Porsche 968 has loads of potential, and he's now worked with Porsche to create a truly unique speedster of his own design called the Porsche 968 L'ART car, celebrating 30 years since the Porsche 968 first came into the world. As a one-off, you'll likely never see it in the metal, but it's still spectacular to look at.
As is obvious, the roof has been removed to create the speedster body style, but it's the smaller details that really stand out like the digital lettering in the LED rear light bar and the debossed Porsche lettering that wraps around the passenger-side rear quarter and fills up the front bumper. Inside, similar branding adorns the door sills, the bespoke TAG Heuer clocks and dials, the fantastic single-spoke steering wheel, and other areas. The seats are bespoke Recaro items, and the L'Art Targa sound system is manufactured by Bose.
Moving around the car, the headlights have been moved from their original location (although the outline of the original locations has been intentionally included) to the ends of where a traditional grille would be. Now rectangular LED units, these lights have a sort of Knight Rider feel to them when the car is cruising in the dark.
The doors are a new shape and feature elegant but tiny wing mirrors, while the rear wheels are hiding below color-coded caps in the car's emerald shade, dubbed L'Art Green Pearl. Sadly, details on the car are very scant so we can't give you an idea of output or performance, but this is clearly a car designed for style, not speed. This is a car that, as the above video shows, is meant to channel your inner child and make you fall in love with design and cars for how they make you feel. That was Arthur Kar's vision, and his love of fashion and cars is now immortalized in this one-off. If you happen to be in Paris from September 30 to October 3, the car will be on display at the Porsche and L'Art de L'automobile exhibition.