Porsche Turns One-Of-A-Kind Design Sketch Into Digital NFT, Sold For Charity
By Ell Ko, 04 Aug 2021
Image via Porsche
Luxury cars all start somewhere: from an initial sketch, outlining the sleek silhouette and profile of the vehicle in its most beginning stages. German automobile company Porsche is now making one of these sketches available to the public for purchase, featuring two signature cars.
Peter Varga, Head of Exterior Design at Porsche, combines the Taycan Cross Turismo and the 911 into a one-of-its-kind freehand sketch that is being auctioned digitally on SuperRare as a non-fungible token (NFT). The winner will get the physical copy of the sketch alongside the NFT, and the knowledge that they’re the only person in the world who has it.
“Future and past are combined in this drawing,” Porsche declares. “The lines, silhouettes and proportions represent the unique Porsche DNA and show that there is a part of the iconic 911 in every model. Innovative lines and the dynamic look of the flyline hint at Porsche's future.”
This isn’t Porsche’s first foray into the digital world; in June, the brand’s subsidiary Forward31 launched an NFT-based trading card platform, Fanzone. Given the exponential success 2021 has seen NFTs so far, it’s pretty safe to say that this probably won’t be its last NFT venture either.
The auction runs from August 2 to August 6, and the highest bid at time of writing is 5.2 ETH (around US$13,000). Proceeds from this auction will be donated to Viva con Agua, a charity focused around providing clean water and hygiene.
Image via Porsche
.@Porschedigital offers an original design sketch in an NFT-charity-auction partnered with @fanzone_io, running from August 2-6. The NFT shows the combination of two iconic Porsche models: the all-electric Taycan Cross Turismo & the iconic 911.— SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) August 2, 2021
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[via Bitcoinist, image via Porsche]
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