Premium vehicles are all the rage at the moment, but we doubt that Porsche intends to transport today’s 911 in crossover territory. Those who want a 911 with sufficient ground clearance must find their own solutions, often by purchasing and upgrading older air-cooled models. Artist Emre Husmen, a fan of Porsche 993, wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Turbo model and did so with a multitude of renderings that put the iconic car on sturdier tires and higher suspension. He calls it the Porsche 911X.
The 993 was famous for being both small and low on the ground, and Husmen’s creations feel like an antithesis to that. The renderings show vehicles with 19-inch (all-terrain) and 24-inch (sport) wheels while showing the adjustable suspension in the lowered and raised positions. Husmen said it would keep the car’s six-cylinder flat air-cooled, but would adjust it to produce 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 590 foot-pounds (800 Newton meters) of torque. It would also associate the engine with the all-wheel drive system of the 959.
The renderings give the 911X unique front and rear fairings with modern lighting elements, wider fenders and a coating along the lower body. The wider wings spread the position of the 911X, which gives all kinds of conduits and outlets many new places to hide. Husmen created 911X renderings in blue, gray and green, but it’s the ones with the Martini livery that stand out from the crowd – as if there was any doubt.
Taking an air-cooled Porsche 911 and lifting the suspension is a well-honored tradition. There have been countless 911 “Safari’s” over the years, and many have added their own twist to the formula. These 911X renderings do the same thing, but they also show Husmen’s personality in the mix. The updated lights, wider position and raised suspension look great – be sure to check out the rest of the Husmen 911X renderings.