Porsche is the most recent automaker to enter the non-fungible token art market, as indicated by a recent announcement at Art Basel Miami. A collection of 7,500 NFTs will be released in 2023. These NFTs are meant to celebrate the classic Porsche 911. However, this is not the first time the company has launched an NFT collection, nor is it the only supercar maker with one.
Porsche Introduces New NFT Collection 911S at Art Basel
Porsche made the announcement during the Art Basel Miami, revealing that it is planning on launching a 7,500-piece NFT collection based on the classic Porsche 911. The NFTs will be available in January 2023, with each piece designed by Hamburg designer and 3D artist Patrick Vogel.
According to the provided information, holders will help shape the design of their individual NFTs after purchasing them. Individuals can choose a “route” for their NFT, such as Performance, Lifestyle, or Heritage.
Each ‘route’ represents a different aspect of Porsche’s premium brand identity and will impact the overall design and character of the NFT. Vogel will use the user feedback from the initial sale in the coming months to prepare each NFT as a special 3D asset in unreal Engine 5.
Regarding the project, Detlev von Platen, a Porsche Executive Board for Sales and Marketing member, said:
“The NFT artworks enable us to take our understanding of modern luxury and the unique brand positioning of Porsche into the digital world.”
More on Porsche’s NFT Release
The company has clarified that the newly released package will be available only in the United States. It will include a rare sporting design timepiece, numerous other accessories, and, for the first time, an NFT collection package.
The NFT package will include a consumer-rewarding program with virtual badges. The NFT badges will serve as “proof of attendance” at major racing events such as racetracks and Porsche.
Porsche’s Art Basel presentation also includes a massive sculpture by Chris Labrooy depicting a huge race car driver toying with a real 911. The installation is meant to evoke childhood memories of playing with tiny cars. From November 29 to December 3, the scene will be displayed at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Automobile Manufacturers Progressively Show Interest in NFTs
Porsche’s move advances the world’s understanding and adoption of blockchain technology, specifically NFTs. However, it is not the first time Porsche has experimented with NFTs. Not is the only car manufacturer showing open interest in the NFT and blockchain industry.
Car brands like Ford Motors, a US-based automobile manufacturer, have become one of many to demonstrate their interest in NFTs and the virtual universe space. Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai have also announced significant investments in the rapidly expanding NFT market and the ever-expanding metaverse sector.
These options will serve as a sound marketing strategy and a chance for businesses to increase their revenue as they become more well-known among supporters of cryptocurrencies and NFT. Lamborghini and Bentley, two well-known luxury car manufacturers, have joined the Metaverse.