Icons embody certain qualities that represent something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, from a bottle of Coca Cola, the red tab on a pair of Levi's to the smooth lines and timeless headlights of a Porsche. Today on Abduzeedo we bring you a stunning gallery featuring a vintage 3D render of a Porsche 550 Spider. This beautiful icon has maintained its longevity and design integrity over the years, evolving ever so slightly to deliver each new generation the Porsche it dreamed. I grew up in Brazil driving around in my dad's VW Beetle born from the same designer, Ferdinand Porsche, and have always had an obsession with the design of this car. One day I'll own one but for now I can only post about my dream car and channel my inner Hank Moody.

- "If you analyse the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious." - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

When you spend all that time creating one really detailed 3d model, it only seemed logical to create a series. This time we wanted to explore closeups and use depth of field and bokeh effects - additive studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

About Additive Studios

Additive is a post-production studio based in London, Comprising two talented CG artists / retouchers (Matt and Pete) with over 20 years’ experience between them (Saddington & Baynes, Um CGI and Solid), you benefit from tightly costed estimates (no flashy offices or leggy secretaries, sorry) and the undivided attention of the two key people. Of course we have the support of specialist friends when needed (character artists, animators, digital sculptors, etc) and are involved with all the most cutting edge medias including the latest Augmented Reality.

For more information visit http://www.additivestudios.co.uk/

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.