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The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Would Look Amazing With Traditional Design Cues

They don’t make the 911 like this anymore, but thanks to Photoshop, we can see what the 911 could look like today

If you, like me, are fascinated by the Porsche 911, you’ve probably heard the motto “evolution, not revolution”. It’s the philosophy by which the 911 is based on since its inception back in the 1960s. And, although the rear-engine sports car is still faithful to its roots (as much as possible), the YouTube channel “TheSketchMonkey” points out 911’s gradual deviation from its traditional design to a more generic one, especially with regards to its rear end. In order to explain, the YouTuber shows us what the 992 GT3 Touring may look like if Porsche went with its original 911 design.

Making A New 911 Look Classic

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Unfortunetely, pointless legislations may prohibit Porsche from executing such design

Our new favorite digital artist makes a point that it’s truly remarkable how Porsche has managed to create and refine a timeless design. However, as “TheSketchMonkey” also points out, the first three generations were strikingly similar. It’s no surprise, given that they all share the same platform.

Regardless, the digital designer also focuses our attention on how the 911’s taillights have gradually moved higher up.

He reckons that if Porsche was to put an integrated ducktail, like on some older models, the rear could look like something Aton Martin currently makes.
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This is due to government mandates on how high the car’s lights need to be mounted

Moreover, he wants to bring back the distinctive sloping line that drops towards the rear of older 911s – something the 993 started “ironing out” and was completely disposed of in the 991.

“TheSketchMonkey” does something very simple. He simply moves the taillights to where the license plate is and gives it the more classic look that we last saw on the 964 generation. This being a sportier version of the 911, the designer did not bring back the classic sloping line on the side, so as to not ruin the more pronounced rear hips of the GT3 Touring. We also see a blacked-out chrome trim, which in his opinion, is a bit out of place on a more performance-oriented version.

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In addition, the taillights were changed for a more retro-inspired design

Sadly, a lot of “safety regulations” exist that tell designers where the taillights should be, how big the mirrors should be in relation to the windows, or how high the headlights need to be mounted. Because of this, we might not see the return of a more traditional rear end design for the 911, but if Porsche somehow manages to bring it back, many 911 fans would surely rejoice. And if not, there are plenty of companies out there that would gladly alter the looks of your 911.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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