Porsche 959 by INK

The Dakar Rally Porsche 959 is the fourth instalment from London-based digital production studio INK as part of their ‘Plain-body’ series - annual internal project, combining the team’s automotive passion with artistic expression. Previous releases have revealed the true beauty of the Porsche 917, Jaguar D-Type and Ford GT40. The cars are stripped of their liveries and given a pure white body colour, focusing on the raw essence of the vehicle’s design.

The Porsche 959 was built for a number of reasons. Its predominant purpose though was to push the limits of Porsche’s rear-engine configuration, stacking all the innovations Porsche engineers could muster within four wheels. The end result was a technological titan with a Moby Dick-derived twin-turbo that sent 444hp through four drive wheels. It could automatically adjust the distribution of torque depending on the conditions, and it would also change its ride height to adapt without driver input. It was simply, a feat – Porsche had turned their sports car into a supercar.