Its safe to say that few of us could afford the $150,000+ price tag of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS—but equally this would inspire yet fewer into actually fashioning one ourselves. Remarkably a group of absolutely fanatical, and tremendously handy, Porsche lovers (as yet unnamed) have been determined enough to do just that, to quite jaw-dropping results. Using a toy model for reference, these nuts crafted the bodywork of balsa and tape around a custom-made steel bike frame—giving their masterpiece a rendering of gold foil before taking it out for a spin. Who'd have thought a sports car could be so low-emission! Incredible.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.