Porsche 911 Wrapped in Velvet Looks Like a Rear-Engined Mouse

A couple of years ago, some people found a way to combine taxidermy with cars. No, it's not about Chuck Testa, it's wrapping cars with velvet.
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A particular kind of vinyl was created, durable enough to stand up to the weather and yet think and flexible. It needed to be wrapped around the complex shapes that defined a car, after all. The first and probably most famous velvet car cover was a Ferrari 599 supercar that paraded around London.

This one is a Stuttgart creation that didn't even leave its hometown. It's a 996-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S covered in black and was spotted at the same convention where we saw a 918 Spyder replica based on the Cayman. Besides the wrap, this car also has a conversion to the 997 headlights and aftermarket taillights, but we can tell what it is by looking at the interior.

About a week ago, we presented a Fiat 500 with fur that looked like a Labrador. But the Porsche 911 in velvet is more like a mouse. The wrap is immaculately done, despite the complex shape of the German sportscar. That hunching back makes it look like a squatting animal. All it needs is a tail, whiskers and a nose.

A second-hand 996 can be as cheap as €12,000, but we still think it's a shame to treat one like this. Maybe the wrap money would be better spent on repairs. So if a Porsche is a mouse, what makes a good cat car? Probably a Jaguar!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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