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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Here's One B unique car adopted Two G legendary designs

~Two-G in One-B~ When we saw this unique-shaped car for the first time on the Quirky Rides' status at Twitter we were momentarily stunned, because at first glance it looks like a Volkswagen Beetle, but upon closer inspection it looks more like a Porsche model. What the car is this? Maybe that's your impression when you first saw this car. Thus, here's one unique Brazilian custom made car adopted two German legendary car-designs.
Volkswagen Fusca Cintra 959 designed by André Cintra and built based on the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. (Picture from: QuirkyRides)
This unique-looking car was made by Brazilians whose idea came about when the country were closed the doors for imported cars. So that's sparking the illusion and imagination of many creative people in Brazil to make their own car creations based of the famous sports car.
Volkswagen Fusca Cintra 959 attended in an automotive event at the Autódromo de Interlagos which clearly inspired by Porsche 959 as the result of André Cintra (in pictured one who stand next to the car with hands in pockets and glasses). (Picture from: FuscaClassic)
The mentioned car above was Volkswagen Fusca Cintra 959 is created by a Brazilian youth named André Cintra in early 1990s. The unique car was inspired by Porsche 959, the famous racing car participated (competing in Group-B) at many major rallies in the world, even in the famous Paris-Dakar Rally. Amazingly, the Porsche 959 won the Paris-Dakar Raly in 1986, as well as made Porsche being the only automaker to win all kinds of races and championships where it raced!
Anísio Campos (standing on the left), Fernando Stickel (in the middle) Tito Nakao (on the right) posed along with André Cintra (below crouching) in the designers course promoted by Anísio and Stickel back in the 1988. (Picture from: FuscaClassic)
The story begins when in 1988, a Brazilian car designer named Anísio Campos and Fernando Stickel founded an automotive designers class for youth and asked his students to make the design-changed sketches of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. One of his students was André Cintra, who was 15 years old at the time. He is known as a true Porsche fan to the point that he keeps a photo of the Porsche 959 under his pillow, which reportedly through the photo, then he created a unique car with a nice combining of VW and Porsche exterior designs.
Volkswagen Fusca Cintra 959 designed by André Cintra was a body kit transformation by adapting the genius minds of Ferdinand Porsche in his two most famous projects namely the Porsche 959 and the traditional Volkswagen Beetle. (Picture from: BrasilForeadeSerie)
André Cintra sketched the design changes of the Volkswagen Beetle to Porsche complete with assembly schematics. As Anísio Campos stated at the time, that the Cintra project was an agile proposal as it was a body kit transformation by adapting the genius minds of Ferdinand Porsche in his two most famous projects namely the Porsche 959 and the traditional Volkswagen Beetle. As the result was a viable car to produce, and did not rely on great financial investment.
Volkswagen Fusca Cintra 959 designed by André Cintra was a body kit transformation by adapting the genius minds of Ferdinand Porsche in his two most famous projects namely the Porsche 959 and the traditional Volkswagen Beetle. (Picture from: FuscaClassic)
Armed with the passion and knowledge he gained from Anísio Campos, André Cintra (then 19 years old) decided to go a step further and bought a VW Beetle of 1985 to serve as a guinea pig. He did many experiments for over a year until the mold was ready. André Cintra made his dream car by hand based on the Volkswagen Beetle (in Brazil called Fusca) with a body made of fiberglass in the 1992. The original Beetle's fenders and hood were removed. Its body consists of three pieces of fiberglass glued to the rest of the Beetle's structure.
The car other detailing such as the rear view mirrors, headlights, etc are taken from the cars of the time. The taillights are genuine of the Porsche 911s, while the wheels are replicas of those used on Porsches. While the interior is only accommodate 1 passenger sat on the Recaro racing seat. And three units ever built for racing track purposed only, and all powered by a 1.8 turbo Volkswagen engine.🏁 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | QUIRKY RIDES | AR.MOTOR1 | FUSCACLASSIC | BRASILFORADESERIE ]
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