This Volkswagen GT3 is the result of a creative artist’s imagination going wild, mashing up two iconic cars into one. It’s like having the best of both worlds, and reason enough to stick this baby on your wall!
The classic Volkswagen Beetle is the longest-produced vehicle in history, and for good reason. Courtesy of the flowing contoured design and the fact that it is one of the easiest vehicles for modification, the VW was the first-ever car to sell more than 20 million units. This bug-eyed beauty has featured in numerous movies and adorned the walls of avid automotive fans for decades. Stack it against the 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 of the new age, and we’ve got two icons of contrasting generations. So, what would be the outcome if these two cars were mashed up into one? A VW Beetle’s core shape with the modern additions of a 911 GT3?
Designer: Khyzyl Saleem
Concept artist Khyzyl Saleem got down to this very task for Hagerty’s latest episode of Rendered video. Taking the Volkswagen Beetle’s classic proportions and the aggressive features of the 911 GT3’s exterior, the final design came out to be nothing less than stunning. It’s the perfect result of passionate lovemaking that the creative artist managed to achieve. I like to call it “Volksche” and why not!
The new upbeat Beetle now has a much lower ride height and the sleek elements borrowed over from the Porsche add the zing. Just pop some attention at those front splitter, side mirrors, tail fenders, rear diffusers and the sharper lights. Khyzyl put in a lot of effort shaping the side body from the front and rear to achieve a flowing look that doesn’t seem out of place. Hop on those Rotiform BTL rims with the sporty Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and this concept car is all dressed up to set the city streets on fire.
Interiors also get the artistic treatment, as the Beetle now has slim bucket seats to carry over the sporty design. Kyzyl said, “I’ve imagined what a modernized Beetle in the styling of the new Porsche 992 GT3 would look like for quite a while now, so figured, why not finally try it!”