the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar
the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar
nov 06, 2013

the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS by brandpowder
all images courtesy brandpowder



upon first inspection, ‘the perfect car’ by visual communication studio brandpowder might seem almost too good to be true. the american design group has combined a porsche 911 and a citroen DS – two of the most renown classic vehicles ever produced – into a fully convincing photoshopped rendition (even I was fooled) of the four-door sportscar. led by stewart johnson, the german-french concept would be fitted with a turbocharged 260 horsepower engine in the rear bonnet of the 1955 DS. under the hood, its original air cooling system would ideally be replaced with a forced water cooling pipeline, and an enlarged set of tires and rigid chassis would be incorporated to provide the 911 DS with stability at higher-speeds.



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

the front view of 911DS looks just like the original 911



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

seen from behind, the 911DS looks rather inconspicuous – a turbocharged 3000 cc, 260hp would rest under the hood



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

preliminary sketches before the cut-and-weld phase



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

the cars’ overlap view showing matching touch-points for potential assembly



the perfect car: a porsche citroen 911 DS franken-sportscar

3D CAD software was used to build virtual models of the joining parts

  • nice render…

    max says:
  • “german-french hybrid”

    now there’s an oxymoron for you

    dbkii says:
  • EEK!

    Lightmaker says:
  • Why?

    bigwill says:
  • I liked them both, but…I dunno….It looks like the Porsche is struggeling to pull a Citroen.

    Fred A. Saas, Architect says:
  • Impressive, but I’ll take the original DS, if you please!

    James says:
  • i think i’d rather just keep both vehicles…

    bigshape says:
  • do you remember Citroen -Maserati ????

    PLR says:
  • this project should have ended in the drawing phase

    scotto says:
  • It’s amazing how studio, designers and others lie to people. When it’s a render, just tell it, do not try to make it look like you really did it. The rendering work is amazing, but wasted by the story.

    lolo says:
  • A horse designed by committee ?

    Meija says:
  • it’s such a pity it wasn’t made when the styling was relevant! It’s really quite a beautiful concept car.

    Gregory Gilmour says:
  • KarmanGhia stretched.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • This is very very fake. Jalopnik has an entire article showing the images before they were Photoshopped.

    Bman7667 says:
  • The project is great. Don’t let anyone tell you “should” do anything.

    little Viking says:
  • The image of “Jim Lurpack sketching” is just his head Photoshopped (poorly) onto a picture of Ken Eberts sketching. This guy is a fraud, none of these are real pictures. If it was just a concept idea I wouldn’t care but he’s taking credit for things he didn’t actually do. Please look up the Jalopnik article if you don’t believe me.

    real car guy says:
  • …”Oh… The Humanity…..”

    RwHArch says:
  • I love it!! Looks great and very intuitive, not sure why it was done on such old vehicles or what the point of it is but it’s cool!

    GMoney says:
  • What…?! That could be taken as the original Panamera.

    Calspeed says:
  • panamera .is that you ?
    well done, mate !

    thomas says:
  • citrorsche? dorsche? porschesse?

    nicey says:
  • fantastic

    antzeta says:
  • fake.

    Alf says:
  • Fake.
    Porsche’s 3.0 engine stuffed to the rear of a DS will replace the rear seat totally. If the engine is turned 90, the powertrain will force the engine to be on frontside of the rear axle. Interior pics please! The 6 cyl engine is a big package

    Some third party gearbox is needed, beacause neither Porsche or Citroen have suitable one available. Why air cooled Porsche engine is converted to water cooled? Newer water boxers would have been easier.

    I do have a 911 3.0 and DS 2.3 Pallas in my garage restored by myself.

    Nice photoshop anyway.

    C5 says:
  • Did anyone realize that this car would have no engine!

    kg says:
  • Of course, those of us that work with French and German colleagues (located in France and Germany) know such a vehicle is not possible. There would be a mysterious corrosion happening between the borders of the two cars. Atoms from each section would want to visit but they wouldn’t want to stay there…
    In any case, Jonathan Irick has done another wonderful job!!!!!

    Cam says:
  • Well, the Porsche has the engine in the back, the DS in the front: so no engine on this car….pedals?

    torerosolo says:
  • OMG, this is bad. The cars are both perfect as they were. The revolutionary Citroën DS followed right after the Traction Avant – meaning front while drive – and the design dynamics clearly showed this with a wide magestic front gradually flowing into an elegant and narrow back end. The Porsche is the opposite; a rear wheel driven sports car showing its muscles and engine placement (especially the turbo bodies) by a much wider track at the back. They have done the worst possible design job here, despite the quite nice execution.

    Roger says:
  • As a Citroen lover this can only be classified as hilarious blasphemy. Still id love to drive it and it begs the question about why there was never a performance DS back in the day. The platform was very solid to be adapted to racing.

    charlesv says:
  • Forget all the blasphemy shit, ask yourself this one question. If you’d never seen either cars previous would you like this.

    Shifty says:
  • NO

    bidou says:
  • This car already exists ! The first DS-Serie had this front nose, before 911 was launched…

    Laurent says:
  • Umm….it says it’s fake in the article. Anybody bother to actually READ it?

    DB4 says:
  • Given I have driven many Citroens and currently drive a 928 S3 Porsche I find this concept really silly. Both Citroen and Porsche have produced cars with 50/50 weight distribution and low drag co-efficient. the 911 is marginally better on drag but it is smaller. The real thing already exists—- Citroen -Maserati SM. 2.6 litre 142 MPH. A VERY NICE DRIVE.

    Victor B 1 a says:

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