Porsche 928 art print

 
 

starting at: $ 28

Porsche 928 fine car art by Terry Smith.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.

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Description

Porsche 928 wasn’t exactly what Ferdinand Porsche believed in. It`s engine wasn’t boxer, it wasn’t placed behind the rear wheels, nor was air cooled. In fact, it was exactly the opposite. Porsche 928 was heavy and luxury GT cruiser with beautiful lines. We are more than happy to share with you this Porsche 928 art here at Simply Petrol.

Its story is more than interesting, just like the car itself. It made 18 years in production and its design process took almost 10. The initial goal in front of the new Porsche 928 was to be the replacement of 911 by eliminating its limitations in terms of interior space and specific handling. To achieve such effect, Porsche engineers considered all possible engine layouts – rear, mid and front. The rear option dropped off because it became hard to cancel the noise with so little space behind the rear wheels. On top of this, the scandal with rear-engined Chevrolet Corvair which became the main character of a book called “Unsafe at Any Speed” by Ralph Nader was still fresh. The mid-engine layout also dropped out of the plans because it was equal to interior space limitations. This is how the first ever GT coupe by Porsche was set.

Its signature shape was created by Wolfgang Möbius under the supervision of Anatole Lapine, the man behind the art of Porsche 917 hippie livery. The engineers managed to get perfect weight distribution of 50/50 front to rear and the engine was SOHC V8 with 240 hp (219 in North America). It was kind of weak but the oil crisis has just arrived and engineers were forced to make a compromise between fuel consumption and power. Even though, Porsche`s efforts were awarded in 1978 when the 928 was announced as European Car of the Year. One of the very few occasions when a sports car got this honor.

Now you can own this beautiful Porsche 928 art created by Terry Smith and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

 

Born and raised in Detroit, Terry Smith has been a part of the Commercial Art Scene since 1953. Back then it was Automotive Illustration with art board, Windsor Newton Designers’ watercolors, paint brushes and airbrushes instead of Photography and Computer Graphics. Throughout the late sixties and early seventies he was painting car illustrations for catalogs and national ads for the big three automotive companies.

In 1972 I met and got involved with Roger Penske and his Indy Car and Can Am racing programs. That venture had me designing color schemes for Penske sponsored race cars during the Mark Donahue and Peter Revson era. I guess my claim to fame at that time was designing the color schemes for the white L&M Porsche 917-10 and blue Sunoco 917-30 Can Am cars that Donahue and George Follmer raced in the early seventies.

In 1987 Terry teamed up with his son and started using a Macintosh computer when Desktop Publishing was in it’s infancy.  He put aside his paint and paintbrushes and started the long journey into the world of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Page Maker.

From 1987 until 2005 Terry Smith was designing brochures, logos, training manuals and line drawings. However, he had never thought of or even tried doingfull-colorr car illustrations on the computer. It wasn’t until after he retired and his son brought his old computer to him in 2010, that Terry Smith thought about giving car illustration a try on the computer.

At Simply Petrol we are extremely happy to give you access to the #FineCarArt of Terry Smith.

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Size

Large – 28 x 41 inches | 70 x 105 cm, Medium – 20 x 30 inches | 50 x 76 cm, Mini – 9 x 14 inches | 22 x 35 cm, Small – 13 x 20 inches | 32 x 50 cm, X-Large – 40 x 59 inches | 100 x 150 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Terry Smith
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