This looks like a stunning project.
Classic Porsches have become some of the most valued and collectible cars, especially the 911 and 356, and one designer has now come up with a stunning vision that takes the best of both these cars and blends them into one glorious-looking machine. Even better, this is actually going to be built.
Designer Bo Zolland has reimagined the classic Porsche 356 on the chassis of another classic; a 1985 911 SC. This reimagined 356 will be constructed in carbon fiber and aluminum by a specialist coachbuilding company in Poland.
The Porsche 356 was the company's first production vehicle and was a lightweight, nimble sports car. Production of the 356 started in 1948 and sold for approximately $3,750 in 1948 in the US. This car's classic looks have now been transferred onto the chassis of a 911, giving it a broader, more muscular look that suits the design surprisingly well. Zolland has posted a number of different renderings all sporting some exotic exterior paint jobs and a few classic Porsche wheel designs that all complement the new look.
According to Zolland, the underpinnings of this future restomod will include a lightly tuned naturally-aspirated Carrera engine producing around 270 horsepower, and will also feature Bilstein suspension and 993-generation brakes.
The black 356 slammed on Porsche 993 Turbo wheels is one of our favorites, and is seen digitally parked on a racetrack, and the turquoise blue version on Fuchs wheels looks right at home parked inside a graffiti-filled tunnel. Zolland even goes as far as to render a version on classic wire wheels with the famed "Carrera" banner proudly plastered down the side of the car. Some of the renders show the original car next to the concept, and it is striking to see how little the basic design of Porsche cars have changed over the past six decades. We'll have one in red Mr. Zolland.