Porsche is perhaps the most famous carmaker when it comes to mixing and matching goodies from its parts bin to create derivatives that may look similar to profanes, but have distinct identities. But what if one wishes to extend the process by bringing together assets from different model lines, such as the 911 and the Taycan? That may not be possible in the real world, but, once we step into the virtual realm, creations such as this 911 Cross Turismo/Safari only seem natural.
The current 992 incarnation of the Neunelfer keeps receiving extra versions (at full maturity, the range is expected to pass twenty derivatives), with arguably the most anticipated one being the 911 Safari, a jacked-up coupe that’s already been spied testing (check out the CarSpyMedia video at the bottom of the story).
The Safari, which has also been previewed by a 991-generation concept released after this generation had already made room for the 992, is a nod to Porsche’s rich rally history, which kicked off with 911s in the 1960s and reached its climax in the mid-80s with the 959 grabbing the Paris Dakar win.
It’s worth noting that digital artist Sugarchow (aka sugardesign_1), who happens to have a sweet spot for wagons (call it a shooting brake in cases like this) dubbed this creation the 911 Sport Turismo Safari, with the first part of the designation being borrowed from the November 2021-released GTS Sport Turismo incarnation of the Porsche Taycan EV.
And while that shooting brake posterior of that production model end is clearly here, brilliantly adding practicality to an imaginary 911 that’s supposed to excel at this, the somewhat generous ground clearance and plastic cladding protecting the lower part of the vehicle determined us to use the Cross Turismo label in the title (you’ll find this in the 4S and Turbo version of the actual Taycan).
This rendering is a true homage
This rendering dives even deeper into the Porsche DNA by including a set of Fuchs wheels, the kind the 911 used to sport in its air-cooled days.
And now that kids or adults can fit in the back, the luggage compartment up front may not be enough, which is why the kind of roof box you can find in Porsche showrooms now adorns the roof.
The said practicality bid means this highly desirable 911 doesn’t reach into Turbo territory or challenge the sanctity of the GT badge, coming in Carrera S form instead (perhaps there’s also a hidden “4” for AWD in there).
Sure, 992s are not easy on the wallet (the range starts at over $100,000), but with the Internet’s ever-greater appetite for eccentric projects and jacked-up Porsches now being more adored than ever, we feel confident enough to give this Porscha a 7/10 as far as the RPM (real project in the making) Potential is concerned. For one, here’s Porsche factory driver Patrick Long bringing us a recent 914 Safari real-life Hot Wheels build.