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If Volkswagen Ever Decides To Do A GT3 Beetle, It Should Be This

This is a digital render of a Beetle that has been thoroughly Porsche-fied

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People like Jeremy Clarkson have always said this time and again that the Porsche 911 is a glorified Beetle. But, when was the last time you looked at it the other way round? Well, on the latest episode of Rendered with Kyza on Hagerty, a humble VW Beetle got a good dose of a 911 GT3 in a digital render.

Overview

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Meet Khyzyl Saleem, a self-taught concept artist based in the U.K. The man has some serious talent and has started featuring some pretty cool renderings and digital mock-ups that clearly deserve to see the light of day. One of my personal favorites was one that Khyzyl did of the Ferrari 550 Maranello, but I bet you can’t ignore the JDM Style, C5 Vette either. A class act, in my opinion.

VW Beetle GT3

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The Beetle community around the world is huge and I’m sure that this render would serve as an inspiration for at least one of em out there. Swipe up to read more and watch this transformation.

Believe it or not, Ferdinand Porsche himself was involved in the development of the Volkswagen, so the idea of this modern interpretation doesn’t look out of place now, as ties between these two automotive greats run deep.

Now, the Beetle is by far one of the most recognizable cars of all time. No, not the modern one that VW brought back in the late 90s, but the OG Beetle, the original people’s car. On his latest project, Khyzl decides to blend an old-school bug along with a modern-day Porsche 911 992 GT3. Here’s how Kyza did it.

The Transformation


This isn’t the first time that Khyzl has actually digitally rendered a modified Beetle, but it’s certainly a first where his creation adopts elements from a Porsche. He begins by staking images of the two cars side-by-side to see what he’s working with and to get his bearings straight on what he’s working with. The next step was to download the 3D models of both cars.

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He then had the two cars next to each other to get a sense of their forms

After this, it was just the case of digitally superimposing the cars on top of each other. Since this was a Porsche-inspired bug, various elements of the GT3 were pulled out and meticulously applied onto the Bettle. Now, granted how different they look from each other, Khyzl had to meticulously work with the various body parts in a way that the Porsche parts conform to the shape of the Beetle.

The End Result

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An utterly modern and sporty take on the humble bug. The front splitter, Porsche-esq lights, and it wouldn’t be a GT3 without a giant wing

A few hours with the software, and the final result is a Beetle that’d probably get both VW and Porsche’s attention. The Beetle GT3 is lower, wider, and more modern-looking than ever before. You’ve got proper modern Porsche-esque lights at the front and back, nice big wheels that fill out the arches, and a GT3 with a spoiler that would be incomplete otherwise.

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The Beetle community around the world is pretty big, and I hope this serves as an inspiration to at least one of them. Now that the VW I.D. Buzz is out, I wouldn’t be surprised if Volkswagen decides to bring back the Beetle as an EV, and if they do, I hope that they take some inspiration from this render.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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