The custom Porsche 968 gets a makeover, do you agree?
With production running from 1991 to 1995, the Porsche 968 often slips through the cracks when people think of the brand’s classic models, but this is the final evolution of the front-engined, liquid-cooled four-cylinder models. which date back to the 924 in the 1970s. Today, the fashion brand L’Art de L’Automobile creates a bespoke 968 with a unique look.
While Porsche offered the 968 in coupe and convertible, neither version ever looked like this. The custom L’Art de L’Automobile has a revised body with a raised section behind the seats. From the rear you can see that this part incorporates the central brake light. Also, rather than the separate tail lights of the original car, this one has lamps that span the width of the tail.
The factory 968 has retractable headlights, but the custom L’Art de L’Automobile gets rid of them. Instead, there is a smooth nose with pleats in the places of the original headlights.
Inside, things are very simple. The steering wheel appears to be a re-upholstered unit of a 944 with its minimalist horizontal spoke, but L’Art de L’Automobile adds its “KAR” logo in the center. Instruments have shadow effect instrument markings on a black background. A TAG Heuer clock and stopwatch decorate the center of the dashboard. There is a hidden Bose sound system.
L’Art de L’Automobile calls the color covering the exterior and much of the interior L’Art Green Pearl. The seats have matching upholstery with a few additional black accents to break up the otherwise monochromatic color scheme.
L’Art de L’Automobile offers no details on the powertrain of its 968. The vast majority of them used a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter four-cylinder developing 237 hp (177 kilowatts) and 225 pound-feet ( 305 Newton-meters) of torque. Porsche also made 14 copies with a turbocharged engine producing 305 hp (227 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm)
If you live in Paris, this 968 custom will be on display at L’Art de L’Automobile during Paris Fashion Week from September 30 to October 3.