Porsche will soon auction off a special Taycan 4S art car and the proceeds will benefit Swiss non-profit Suisseculture Sociale to support local artists in the country who have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The man behind the Taycan Art Car, which has actually came to life at a pop-up restaurant in Zurich, Switzerland last December, is Richard Phillips. Adorning the exterior of the EV is a custom wrap based on the artist’s ‘Queen of the Night’ 2010 painting that’s dominated by brightly-colored flowers, a blue sky, and butterflies. Isn’t that amazing.
A handful of other custom touches were made. For example, there is an illuminated inscription of ‘Queen of the Night’ on the door sill panels thanks to Porsche Exclusive, and an illuminated version of Richard Phillip’s signature that is projected onto the pavement.
The car has been on display at various Porsche Centers in Switzerland in recent weeks and is currently on display at Porsche Center Geneva. On March 22, it will be moved to Porsche Center Zurich and will later be displayed at Porsche Center Zug, south of Zurich, where it will be handed over to the winning bidder.
“Porsche’s first purely electric sports car, the Taycan, represents a new chapter in the company’s history,” Porsche Schweiz AG chief executive Michael Glinski said. “We wanted to capture this achievement by working together with a leading artist. The result is this creation, which reflects the guiding principles of sustainability and electromobility and of course also places a strong focus on nature in Switzerland.”
“By auctioning the work and donating the proceeds we want to help the Swiss cultural landscape, which has been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Porsche has set a confident course through this crisis and we are eager to give something back to the community.”