Porsche's stunning 968 L'ART speedster is on the streets of London | Top Gear
Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
Retro

Porsche's stunning 968 L'ART speedster is on the streets of London

Fancy a glimpse of a whacky retro concept on humble (ish) urban streets? You've a few days to do it

Published: 25 Nov 2021
 comments

Last month, Porsche showed us the bizarre but brilliant 968 L’ART. They call it an art car, we call it a delightfully Kermit-coloured bar of soap you can actually drive. Designs get no quirkier nor smoother.

Not least when they’re plonked in the middle of an urban environment among the lampposts and autumnal leaves, destined to stand out. Alright, London’s Soho isn’t the most prosaic of neighbourhoods to park a priceless concept car in, but the 968 (and its alien-spacecraft-esque display plinth) still looks so striking in such environs.

Advertisement - Page continues below

It’s a mash up of a number of brands who likely have stores in the nearby streets – Porsche has worked with TAG Heuer, Recaro, Bose and Parisian fashion brand L'Art De L'Automobile over the course of 18 months to put together the car, which remains fully functional. Though given the roof has been sliced clean off to make a proper open speedster, we can’t speak of its rigidity.

Designed to mark the 30th anniversary of the 968, we’re told L’ART’s design “is based on the retro look of the early 1990s, but with an updated and modern flair”.

Reckon they’ve nailed it? It'll be on display on Brewer Street until November 28 should you need some time to make your mind up...

Advertisement - Page continues below

Top Gear
Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

More from Top Gear

Loading
See more on Porsche

Promoted Content

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.