Porsche has thrown its latest creation back to the early 2000s after unveiling a millennium-inspired 928 restomod, styled by artists Daniel Arsham and Khyzyl Saleem.
The car in question is called the Nebula and it was created to go on display at the 2023 South by Southwest (SXSW) tech, film, music and art festival in Austin, Texas this month
It started life as a 1978 928 and has since received some early ’00s appointments including a rear-wing that looks as if it was taken straight from a 996-generation 911 GT3 as well as a funky set of six-spoke wheels, bubble-shaped air intakes and more.
Saleem, better known as @the_kyza on social media, was in charge of the front and rear bumper designs which feature liquid-like light housings that resemble shapes popular of the era. The rear ‘Nebula’ insignia also illuminates.
The interior has also just seen the turn of the millennium with a bubbly steering wheel that likely wasn’t styled with driving-focus in mind alongside the interesting-looking shift knob.
Topping it all off is a metallic purple paint job which complements the purple tones found inside.
”Blending the past, present and future, the Nebula 928 is an automotive sculpture that truly embodies Daniel’s [Arsham] time-traveling concepts,” Porsche said in a social media post.
Alongside the Nebula 928, Porsche will also display other vehicles from recent pop-culture titles and design studies such as the Mirage 911 Carrera RS 3.8 from the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts film, the 75th anniversary design study Vision 357, and the Vision Gran Turismo show car found in the Gran Turismo 7 video game.
It seems the 928 has become the go-to car for restomodders as of late considering it was just last year when Nardone Automotive shared its contemporary take on the transaxle sportscar.