Grabbing your attention is quite easy, titling an article as above. And grabbing your attention is exactly the goal of the art car, which is part of a major Belgian Porsche collection. And even though one could think the opposite while taking a closer look at ‘Gretchen’, the owner is crystal clear. He is not against taking care and safeguarding the environment, nature, and planet Earth. This car is a statement against the absurd way in which people try to implement EV’s as a primary or single solution.
This Porsche 911 ( Chassis WPOZZZ91ZH5120619 ) started its life as a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 2. The previous owner decided to transform the car into a race car, with the looks of a 964 and the wheel extensions of a Turbo. Lowering the car, giving it a race-bred suspension, an adapted gearbox, and an enlarged engine were some of the changes made. The result is an approximative output of close to 400 HP.
The car was created with no typical race series regulations in mind. That makes it suited for private track days and race series with rather liberal regulations. One of these series is the Ferdinand Cup, and it is highly expectable that you’ll see this car appear in the near future.
The owner of the art car tells us: ‘The concept of this art car mocks with Greta Thurnberg, the EVs, and the way electricity is being produced and used. Windmill parks for example have an exorbitant price and rather low energetic efficiency. They are a danger to wildlife such as birds, and the almost impossible way to recycle the carbon wicks’.
The artwork is created by 2 well-known Belgian graffiti artists Fouad H. and Djamel O. The owner of the art car got in touch with them after a close friend had his office decorated by these artists. After having told his goal, the artists made several designs of which “Gretchen” complied most with his vision to ironize the obligatory transmission to electrification. The artwork is a complaint, a visual protest to the absurdness of the electrification of transport in our society. A bit like Picasso’s ‘Guernica’.
The owner is aware the car will stir reactions, both positive and negative. The only goal he wanted to reach is people to start thinking for themselves, and then decide. And the result is a stunning car, a unicorn, and a beauty for the eye.
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