2023 Porsche 935 Concept by Hakosan Designs

In the fall of 2018, Porsche unveiled a contemporary imagining of its legendary 935 Le Mans racer – a 991 generation single-seater race car based on the 911 GT2 RS and limited to just 77 units – a nod to the year the original 935 debuted in 1977. And with an undying love for 1960s and 1970s racing cars, famed concept artist Luis González of Spanish firm Hakosan Designs recently chose to revisit the 935 to come up with a Cyberpunk-inspired LM-spec slant nose based on the latest 992. -generation of Porsche’s iconic 911.

Beginning with a new 911 model, Hakosan’s latest rendering is instantly recognizable as an homage to the 935, although unlike Porsche’s official 2018 model which remained more faithful to the original, Luis’ car was fitted with a modern Le Mans-style aero. kit made from partially exposed forged carbon fiber. Also boasting an unmistakable touch of retro-futurism, the Hakosan 935’s aerodynamic kit includes NACA-style quarter air intakes, LM-style mirrors, side skirts, flared front fenders and styled open rear fenders. aero blades. This modernized imagination of the “Moby Dick” racer also sports a contemporary take on the 935’s “Flachbau” front end, with the multiple air intakes – a la the late GT3 model – as well as a quad-micro headlamp arrangement. -LEDs hidden in the lower front air intakes.

The rear of the concept also got a massive rear spoiler and a custom diffuser setup that accommodates a four-pipe muffler arrangement and leaves the racer’s pair of turbochargers on partial display. The Alicante-based automotive concept artist has also produced a total of three different versions of this contemporary 935 concept; an LM-spec model dressed in Bisimoto Engineering pink livery; a racing version adorned with the emblematic orange Jägermeister livery of the Kremer 935; and a slightly less aggressive, street-legal version of the 992-based concept that has a less involved 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 told HICONSUMPTION. “I would say the main difference between my concept and Porsche’s 991-based version is the hybrid and biofuel-powered mechanics, as well as more urban styling. The liveries were an homage to the 80s with a bit of my style staff.

Not only did Hakosan Designs deliver stunning rendering, but their 922-based 935 concept also demonstrates that their idiosyncratic style of retro-futurism works on modern makes and models as well as vintage classics.

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Photo: Hakosan Designs
Photo: Hakosan Designs
Photo: Hakosan Designs

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