• Oct 25th 2006 at 12:55PM
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Shannon Larrat picked up a Porsche 996 that had been totaled once, turned into a track car, and subsequently recertified for street use. And he wanted to do something interesting with it. Something different. Something fun. Larrat is himself a body-modification enthusiast, and as such he has no reservations about doing things that might cause others to raise their eyebrows and look askance. When it came to his Porsche, he decided to go for the gusto and give it a full camouflage paint job.

As in military.

"Wait just a minute," some of you are probably thinking. "Military camo? On a Porsche 911?"

Yep. And you know what? It's pretty damn cool. Sure, there are people who are probably horrified at the sight of the thing, but cars are made to be enjoyed, and Shannon appears to be enjoying his 996 thoroughly. It's certainly polarizing, as he writes that reaction from the public on the streets of Toronto has ranged from enthusiasm (smiling, snapping photos, etc) to people shooting looks of anger his way. No matter. You can't please everybody. This is a machine that's as unique as the person sitting in its driver's seat. And above all else, it's fun.

Fun's good.

Thanks to vectorbug for the tip.

[Source: Zentastic.com]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Winter camo would have looked even better considering he's in Toronto.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dig it. Wouldn't want it on my own car, but anything that makes a 911 stand out is good in my book. For anyone who gets upset about it, chill out. It's not like the damn things are rare or anything. Damned things are everywhere around here. Granted, here is Santa Barbara, but still.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it! You don't have to wax flat paint!

      I think it needs a big white star on each door and serial numbers on the bumpers to complete the look.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks for the (mostly) positive feedback. The spray on pattern (rather than masking it) was intentional because I wanted both to avoid the sharp lines and have a more authentic look. The matte finish is also what I specifically wanted (both my trucks are matte finish, including one with black flames)... There's still some work to do on the exterior like tinting the lights, etc. but this photo shows what I'm going for pretty clearly I think.

      Next I'm tearing out the interior and redoing it in heavy canvas and lots of rivets...
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is a guy in Hamburg, Germany that painted his Ferrari 360 in camouflage, including the rims and everything. Really looks cool, gotta take a pic the next time I see him.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In 1987, I was driving through Golden gate park and saw a Porsche 928 in full Camo paint sporting a tank turret.
      Turned out to be a stunt car for Bill Cosby's worst movie ever, Leonard part 6, but boy did I want one of those.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So,... if you pull out into an intersection in front of this thing and the driver t-bones you, do you think the officer would accept the excuse "But I never saw it coming!"?

      May be a stupid question,.. but I think it could be a perfectly legitimate defense in a trial.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A camo paint job in the city is the best way to stand out. Hope the guy actually wears camo while doing his business, so the circle is complete...

      • 8 Years Ago
      Many folks are drawn to cars because of how they look, and the emotions that are drawn from the aesthetics. There are some of us that are more moved by how a vehicle performs and the sensations that are drawn from driving such a vehicle and that is were they find the beauty from.

      In my opinion anyone that does this type of thing to a Porsche gets my thumbs up. I'm so sick of seeing folks baby their cars because of their external aesthetics or the cost of owning one, that they never learn the beauty of driving one up to the top of it's capabilities.

      With a paint job such as that, it's obvious he loves to drive and doesn't care what his car looks like as long as it performs well. Some folks will consider it sacreligious, others will understand that his faith in his porsche is much higher than most.
      • 8 Years Ago
      where is the car. i cant see it. WOW! must be part of Canada's super stealth program. Bravo A!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm really having a hard time seeing the car..camo really does work. He should think about darkening the lights too.
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