"The Bergspyder"

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  • LIMITED EDITION 25 Exemplary
  • FORMAT 50 x 70cm / 30 x 40 cm
  • Fine art paper 100% cotton 310g/m
  • Number, dated and signed by The artist
  • Delivered in a protective tube with a Authen certificateLecture

S t o r y 

After the 550, 645 and 718, the next Porsche model created for the race is 904. The homologation rules stipulated a minimum of 100 units , and since there were not many potential customers for the race, the solution was a road car. In 1962, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has become the director of design studios Porsche and the designer of the 904.

Designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche drawing 904 GTS

The 904 opens a new chapter in the history of Porsche by being the first model of the brand to have a central engine series. New technology : fiberglass and resin injected into the mold of a body. The use of plastic was a first For Porsche, hence the use of the advice of German aviation experts "Heinkel" for the construction.       

For the engine, Porsche had hoped to be able to house the new Six cylinders type 901 developed to face the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the Porsche engineers were then not convinced of his reliability. This is why the Porsche competition department turns to the Four cylinder type 547 1.6 liters from the Porsche 356 Carrera 2 which will equip the majority of Porsche 904


The car is then engaged in many events, it is experiencing an inaugural season brilliant With victories in various illustrious races such as Sebring, the Targa Florio, the Tour de France, the 1,000km of Paris ... and a victory in the 2L category at 24 hours of Le Mans 1964.

  C r e a t i o n p r o c e s s s 

Each creation begins with a phase of research and of documentation On the model, its origins, her designate but also on the aspect technical. 

6 -cylinder Porsche engine technical drawing

For example, the artist has chosen to represent a plane of the German manufacturer Einkel Because the 904 project is studied with the manufacturer to equip the car with a fiberglass whose aircraft manufacturer will make the hulls.

Alban Lerailler generally uses a BIC Medium pen or one Polycromos pencil black that allows him to have features fairly fine while varying the intensity of the colors. For colors, the use of watercolor is appreciated by Alban for its nuances and its foundation depth.

This work is careful and ask for a big mastery To capture all the details of the Porsche 904 GTS.

Drawing of the 904 GTS

After the drawing phase, the artist scans his drawings to be able to clean them and make the layout on professional software. 

All the process, from the search phase to the layout phase takes approximately 7 days to the artist.

Each work is certified by a punch Signed "Lerailler Gallery" 


* This work is not from an official collaboration with the Porsche brand.