STORIES | Do-It-Yourself Porsche?

by GIANCARLO on January 28, 2011

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Some of us are more eager than others to become Porsche owners.  It is safe to assume that every Porsche owner relishes the moment they stepped into their first (real) Porsche and that’s something that aspiring Porsche owners hope to experience for themselves.  Typically we at 911Nation would applaud the driven Porsche enthusiast (myself included) who works everyday towards owning their first Porsche, but in this case we were left with a loss for words and a slight tilt of the head.  We don’t want to condone taking desperate measures or short-changing oneself from the ultimate experience (of Porsche Ownership), but we must applaud the enthusiasm and sheer madness that yielded this amazing outcome (apollo lunar landing module metallic finish aside).  While one can conceive of many ways of achieving lofty goals, such as Porsche ownership, there is only one real way to D.I.Y. and that’s by earning it!  One thing we must concede, this is perhaps the most Eco-Friendly Porsche concoction to hit the streets!

The inspiration:

Do-It-Yourself Porsche Process:



The Video:

*Special thanks to “EP” who sourced this video for us in the comment section.

[Via YouTube]

The Artist:

This eco-friendly Porsche was created by artist Hannes Langeder, who is featured in the above video presenting his own creation on a test track somewhere in Germany.  It took him over 1,000 hours to make this using tape, plastic pipes and aluminum foil.

In his own words..

“Because of economic reasons, the Ferdinand GT3 does not have an engine. On the one hand, this provides an enormous loss of weight, on the other hand it reduces the emissions to a low level, breaking records. Another side effect is the enormous trunk. Therefore the Ferdinand can also be used for transportation.”

The “Ferdinand GT3 RS” is on display at the Museum of Art Linz in Austria.

[Source: StapleNews]

Check out Hannes’ feet on the on the asphalt!!

The Official Studio Shot.

3d Model.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

kelly January 29, 2011 at 22:12

i want a starters kit .. email me


Bao Nguyen January 29, 2011 at 22:28

awww this is awsome, very nice craftman


Y. January 29, 2011 at 23:48

How about giving a link where you found the orignal material ?? The blog or website of the guy ?


GIANPAOLO January 30, 2011 at 08:40

Hello Y,

We sourced this scoop from and trackedback to –

Sadly, in their post there was no mention of the creator nor any information about the source. I will continue to research it and post any findings here in the comment section or as an update to the post.

Thank you for your comment!


GIANPAOLO January 31, 2011 at 11:40

As promised….see “update” section in this post.


Yonni February 14, 2011 at 15:13
GIANCARLO February 14, 2011 at 21:44

Hello Yonni…
Thanks for the addtl links!
We hope you are happy with the updated section of the post.

PS – I’m growing suspicious of your alias….great work! ;-)


EP January 30, 2011 at 13:10

I saw this somewhere else about a year ago. There’s actually a video of it in action. Pretty funny watching it take the turns.


narcisse khoshabi January 31, 2011 at 03:16

it’s emazing


Mark January 31, 2011 at 08:53



Ras February 5, 2011 at 17:46



NH February 6, 2011 at 23:56

Wow…it’s so novelty


Jared Null August 7, 2012 at 13:51

not to puncture your proudiness as this is simply awesome, butttt
1) how fast can you go?
2) what happens when you hit a hill?
3) how do you reverse?


sayed160 October 14, 2012 at 07:48

omg it’s very awesome


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