This story includes independent renderings of the fictional Porsche 944 Turbo RS by Khizil Salim. They are not affiliated with or endorsed by Porsche.

The restomod business is on the rise, but there are still many interesting models from the past that still need to be upgraded and make a great case. Among them is the Porsche 944, which has been digitally transformed by independent artist Khyzyl Saleem with bodywork inspired by the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

944 Turbo RS as Kiza calls it, incorporates elements of Porsche’s current design language while looking like it’s ready to hit the track. The front pop-up headlights have been replaced by modern LEDs on a tinted background. The fresh bumper features sports air intakes, a splitter and side ribs inspired by the new GT3 RS.

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The side view is accentuated by much wider front and rear fenders above large-diameter alloy wheels. The aggressive aero theme continues with large fins attached to the side skirts. Finally, the redesigned rear gets the most dramatic changes, with 992-style full-width LED taillights, a large spoiler on the signature rear windshield, and a massive diffuser with center-mounted twin tailpipes.

Khizila Salima The Porsche 944 Turbo RS is just a digital concept that is not destined for production. Still, we have to admit that it makes us secretly want to see a sexy modern reinterpretation of the 944 come to life. Some artists’ designs were built in the real worldso we shouldn’t rule out such a future build.

For those unfamiliar with the model history of Porsche’s gearbox era, 944 debuted in 1981 as a significantly updated version 924. This was the most powerful version 944 Turbo S, with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with a capacity of 247 hp. (184 kW / 250 hp). That’s significantly less than the 518 hp. (386 kW / 525 hp) coming from a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six. 992 GT3 RS. Still, we’re guessing the restomod 944 could get a healthy power boost along with a modern chassis setup to match the fancy Aero. Would you like to see something like this on the road?

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Renderings by Khizil Salim