In the autumn of 2018, Porsche unveiled a recent imagining of its fabled 935 Le Mans racer — a 991-gen single-seater race automobile that was based mostly on the 911 GT2 RS and restricted to only 77 items — a nod to the 12 months the unique 935 debuted in 1977. And with an unwavering love of Nineteen Sixties and ‘70s race cars, renowned concept artist Luis González of Spain’s Hakosan Designs has not too long ago opted to revisit the 935 to ship a cyberpunk-inspired LM-spec slant nostril based mostly on the newest 992-generation of Porsche’s iconic 911.
Starting with a brand new 911 mannequin, Hakosan’s latest rendered work is immediately recognizable as a 935 homage, although, in contrast to Porsche’s official 2018 mannequin that remained more true to the unique, Luis’ tackle the automobile has been outfitted with a contemporary Le Mans-style aero equipment crafted from partially uncovered solid carbon fiber. Also boasting an unmistakable sprint of retro-futurism, the Hakosan 935’s aero equipment consists of NACA-esque rear quarter window intakes, LM-style mirrors, aspect skirts, flared entrance fenders, and open rear fenders capped off with aero blades. This modernized imagining of the “Moby Dick” racer additionally sports activities a recent model of the 935’s “Flachbau” front-end, full with the a number of air scoops — a la the newest GT3 mannequin — in addition to a quad micro-LED headlight association tucked into the front-end’s decrease intakes.
The aft-end of the idea has additionally acquired a large rear wing and a customized diffuser setup that accommodates a quad pipe muffler association and leaves the racer’s pair of turbochargers on partial show. The Alicante-based automotive idea artist has additionally produced a complete of three completely different variations of this up to date 935 idea; an LM-spec mannequin wearing a pink Bisimoto Engineering livery; a race model adorned within the iconic orange Jägermeister livery from Kremer 935’s; and a barely much less aggressive, street-legal model of the 992-based idea that has a much less concerned aero setup. “My inspiration for the project came from Kremer’s 935 K4 racer but obviously much more contemporary, being a more modern and radical retro version of the current 992,” Luis tells HICONSUMPTION. “I’d say the main difference between my concept and Porsche’s 991-based version is the hybrid and biofuel-powered mechanics, as well as more of an urban styling. The liveries were a tribute to the ‘80s along with a bit of my own personal style.”
Not solely has Hakosan Designs delivered a surprising render, however its 922-based 935 idea additionally demonstrates that its idiosyncratic type of retro-futurism works simply as effectively on trendy makes and fashions because it does classic classics.