If you find yourself on the streets of Austin, Texas, for this year’s SXSW, check out the Porsche X exhibition. You’ll see a new four-wheeled art piece to wear a brand’s crest badge, a 1978 Porsche 928 dubbed Nebula. This project is the latest collaboration between Porsche and American artist Daniel Arsham with help from vehicle designer The Kyza and is said to be inspired by Y2K aesthetics.
For those too young to remember, Y2K was a brief era during the 90s when many people believed the technological world would end the minute the clock rolled over into the 21st century. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, it’s looked back on as a unique era in history.
The Porsche Daniel Arsham 928 Nebula features redesigned front and rear bumpers, which include a third brake light and a motorsport-inspired rear wing. However, the first thing you notice about the car is its color, a dream-like bright purple metallic finish.
Other details include period-correct multi-spoke Mono wheels and an Ultrasuede leather interior dressed in 50 shades of purple, with Arsham’s logo displayed on the seats. In addition to a bespoke aluminum steering wheel and matching shift knob to contrast the purple haze interior cabin. The message of the Porsche 928 Nebula is celebrating Porsche’s past, present, and future. Those attending SXSW are the first to see the completed car art on public display.
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