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News Vibrant Porsche Taycan Art Car Selling for Swiss Charity

Vibrant Porsche Taycan Art Car Selling for Swiss Charity

Art and high performance

  • Painting applied to Taycan via vinyl wrap

  • Taycan Art Car will be sold to benefit Swiss artists


Porsche and artist Richard Phillips have partnered to turn a Taycan into a work of art. Now the beautifully refinished car will be sold at auction with the proceeds going to support Swiss artists hit by the pandemic.

“Porsche’s first purely electric sports car, the Taycan, represents a new chapter in the company’s history,” says Michael Glinski, CEO of Porsche Switzerland. “We wanted to capture this achievement by working together with a leading artist.”

They did that by working with American artist Richard Phillips, with whom Porsche has collaborated before with works including a Porsche 911 RSR art car that ran (and won) at Le Mans in 2019 that was an effort to show off the brand’s new custom wrap service.

This Porsche Taycan is inspired by a Phillips painting called Queen of the Night, and it adds a garden of brightly coloured flowers, plants, butterflies, and the sky to the flanks of the Taycan 4S. Like their previous efforts, this was designed as a vinyl wrap that was then applied to the car. It’s a technique almost more challenging than painting directly on the car because of the nature of turning a 2D sheet of vinyl into a three-dimensional form that wraps around the curves and lines of the car without distorting the image.

Completed late last year, the car was on display at a restaurant in Zurich until pandemic closings shut it. So instead of waiting for a reopening, Porsche will take the car on a tour of its Swiss Porsche Centres and then to an RM Sotheby’s auction online April 6-13, where it will be sold.

 

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