Hakosan Turns a Porsche 993 into a Futuristic, Fully-Electric Off-Roader

Feb 14, 2022

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Back in January of 2021, Singer Vehicle Design joined forces with Porsche rally specialist Richard Tuthill to deliver what the pair dubbed the “All-Terrain Competition Study” — a 450-hp twin-turbocharged Safari-spec 964-gen 911. And while the ATCS project was largely inspired by Porsche’s Dakar-winning 959 racer, Singer’s futuristic off-roader has in turn directly inspired the latest work from renowned concept artist Luis González of Spain’s Hakosan Design.

Dubbed the “‘Super Off-Road Challenge Concept’,” Luis began the project with a 3D model of a ‘90s-era 993, but has since treated the 911 donor to a fully-electric 1,000-hp powertrain from an Extreme E machine — an FIA-sanctioned international off-road racing series that campaigns electric spec silhouette SUVs in extreme environments. Taking some design cues from the 959 itself, the concept’s sleek and aero-kitted bodywork features a forged carbon front splitter and ultra-flared fenders to accommodate the build’s tires and lift kit.

The Porsche has also received a slew of off-road-focused items such as a hood-mounted LED light-pod setup and a front skid plate. Thanks to the absence of the 911’s regular flat-six engine stuffed under the rear decklid, the Alicante-based artist was also able to bestow the car’s engine bay and traditional ducktail spoiler — which is now crafted from forged carbon — with a large cutout that allows it to accommodate a full-sized spare wheel. Hakosan has even treated the concept to a cyberpunk-style interior with a set of perforated race seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, HUD-style instrumentation, and a co-pilot display and center console with green backlighting. The Spanish studio has also called on digital creator Nikolay Ostanin to whip up the concept’s all-terrain rubber-wrapped six-arm wheels.

As per usual, Luis has delivered an absolutely stunning render that’s as beautifully designed and well-considered as it is brilliantly executed. And, based on how well Safari-style 911s lend themselves to futuristic designs, we’re extremely excited about what Porsche has in store for the next iteration of the rear-engined off-roader.

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