Automotive Art

Mercedes-Benz C126 560 SEC AMG | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG Widebody with Overfenders (C126)

A good friend of mine recently complained that most of my photoshop chops are side-view only. That is true, because I have more ideas than time and 3/4 view pictures need a lot more time to finish properly than the simpler side-view pictures.

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RangeRover Mk1 Parts Express | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Range Rover Mk1 2-Door | Delivery Vehicle

Flag United KingdomRange Rover Mk1 2-Door | Delivery Vehicle

2011-11   |   Photoshop Chops   |   Range Rover   |   Featured in MotorPunk Magazine Issue 4 2019


Let’s imagine you own a company operating in the express delivery business. If somebody orders e.g. car parts, your company usually delivers the parts with a van or truck. But what if you need to deliver something in a more remote area standard delivery vehicles can’t access?

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Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 | Shooting Break Conversion

I really like the Mercedes-Benz SL R129 series. One day I wondered how a shooting break of this particular model would look like. Apart from the roof, nothing has been changed on the body. The car has been lowered and I added wheels from a V12 S-Class.

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Honda CIVIC AH Hatchback |photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch

Honda CIVIC AH Hatchback

Flag JapanAnother Honda from the 80’s. Only minor modifications to create this virtual model. I retained the stock look of the third generation CIVIC Hatchback and just lowered it over 15″ mesh wheels. The lights have been altered also for a cleaner look.

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Honda CIVIC Si AH DOHC | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch

Honda CIVIC Si DOHC (AH)

Flag JapanThe third generation CIVIC still had the sleek and clean design typical of 80’s Hondas. This one was just lowered and a set of up-to-date larger diameter wheels have been installed.

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Daihatsu Sirion Turbo with bodykit | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch

Daihatsu Sirion Turbo M300

Even the most mundane cars can be transformed into something fun to drive. Driving a Daihatsu Sirion rental car in South Africa inspired me to modify one virtually. A more aggressive front, a bodykit and a set of larger wheels help this little car to look more grown-up.

Daihatsu Sirion Turbo with bodykit | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch

Honda Prelude Si BA2 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Honda Prelude Si BA2

In my opinion, Hondas of the 80’s have had a very sleek and clean design – there being no need to change anything on the body or trim. The BA2 Prelude was the first Honda I owned. This one has been lowered over period correct 15 inch mesh wheels and the windows have been tinted.

Honda Prelude Si BA2 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Renault Fuego Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Renault Fuego Turbo

Even though overlooked by most people, the Renault Fuego is a nicely designed car. It does however lack sportiness when factory stock. I flared the fenders, added larger diameter OZ Futura wheels with low profile tires and removed some of the plastic trim.

Renault Fuego Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Volvo 740 GLE Turbo IMSA | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Volvo 740 GLE Turbo with IMSA wheels

When the first pictures of the IMSA modified Lamborghini Gallardo appeared on the web, I thought that those wheels might look great on any car with straight lines from the 80’s. The Volvo 740 (aka “The Brick”) has been lowered and a custom bodykit was added.

Volvo 740 GLE Turbo IMSA | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Alfa Romeo 33 Permanent4 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Alfa Romeo 33 Permanent4

Being a child of the eighties, I grew up with those cars and I still like them. This Alfa Romeo 33 didn’t need a lot of tinkering to become a looker. It has been lowered over BMW 1-Series M wheels, the bodykit has been modified slighly and the rear fascia has been changed.

Alfa Romeo 33 Permanent4 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Chrysler 300C SRT8 Coupé Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Chrysler 300C SRT8 | Coupé Conversion

A friend of mine built a scale model of a Chrysler 300C Coupé. This inspired me to create this virtual model when the SRT8 version was unveiled. The body has been cleaned, bigger wheels and exhaust tips have been added. Even though it might look like – but the roof is not chopped.

Chrysler 300C SRT8 Coupé Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Corvette C5 Z06 Lingenfelter | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Corvette C5 Z06 Lingenfelter

Angle of view and the special light attracted my attention to this Lingenfelter Corvette C5 Z06. I didn’t change a lot, just lowered it, enlarged the wheels and the front spoiler, cleaned the rear valance and blacked out the top.

Corvette C5 Z06 Lingenfelter | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Nissan Cedric Y34 VIP | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Nissan Cedric Y34 | VIP

Even though the Nissan Cedric Y34 is a car from the nineties, I opted to give it that retro look with the hood painted flat black hood instead of carbon fiber. The wheels are pure 80’s design – but with a larger diameter not available back then.

Nissan Cedric Y34 VIP | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Ford Focus ST Mk3 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Ford Focus ST 4-Door

This is part two of the Ford Focus ST chops. The car has been lowered over a set of nice wheels. The body has been cleaned and some details have been added to the bodykit. However, there was no need to change the bright orange color.

Ford Focus ST Mk3 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Ford Focus ST 2-Door

This is part one of the Ford Focus ST chops. The car has been lowered over a set of nice wheels. The body has been cleaned and some details have been added to the bodykit. However, there was no need to change the bright orange color.

BMW E12 525i | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

BMW E12 525i

When I found the original picture, I instantly decided that it deserved a nicer background. The 70’s color of this BMW E12 5-Series really stands out – and the shadow line conversion adds to it. Not much else was done, I just added a couple of period correct alloy wheels and lowered it.

BMW E12 525i | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Renault R5 GTL Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Renault R5 GTL Turbo

Having spent considerable time of my youth on holidays in France, French cars always remind me of those days. This Renault 5 has been transformed into a little pocket rocket with a turbocharger and intercooler. I have tried a new technique on this one to make body panels look like they have holes.

Renault R5 GTL Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Koenigsegg CCX Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Koenigsegg CCX | Shooting Break Concept

I have always liked the shooting break concept of two-door station wagons. The Koenigsegg CCX inspired me to create one of those. Can you guess where the roof and taillights came from?

Koenigsegg CCX Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Lotus Europa Racecar Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Lotus Europa | Racecar Concept

When the new Lotus Europa came out I was a bit disappointed with the styling. To me it looked rather boring. Therefore I decided to turn it into a racecar. Whether it fits GT2 or GT3 specifications was not relevant back then.

Lotus Europa Racecar Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Holden Sandman Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

Holden Sandman Concept

The Holden Sandman Concept served as a test. For the first time I worked with logos, used as decals or stickers on a virtual model. Therefore not much work has gone into modifying the ride.

Holden Sandman Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

Chrysler 300C UTE pick-up conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

Chrysler 300C UTE | pick-up conversion

Converting this Startech 300C was quite a lot of fun. Initially, I planned to enter it into a contest many years ago. I wanted to create something different, apart from the usual lowering, Lambo-style doors and wheel changes. The bold look of the vehicle inspired me to convert the 300C into a (mini)truck.

Chrysler 300C UTE pick-up conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

Maybach Exelero Concept Car | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

Maybach Exelero

One of my oldest photoshop chops is the Maybach Exelero. Not much done here, just a few minor tweaks. The factory paintjob has been upgraded to a two-tone paintjob, Aston Martin wheels have been added and the winglets have been removed.

Maybach Exelero Concept Car | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2006)

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Volkswagen T1 DoKa Crew Cab Surfvan | artwork by Sebastian Motsch (2003)

Volkswagen T1 DoKa Crew Cab Surfvan

From my archive of drawings and renderings: Volkswagen T1 split-window DoKa Crew Cab Surfvan, designed in 2003.

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Cadillac DeVille Custom | Artwork by Sebastian Motsch (2002)

Cadillac DeVille Custom

From my archive of drawings and renderings: a Cadillac DeVille Custom with two-tone flames, designed in 2002.

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Jeep Wrangler YJ Hot Rod | Artwork by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Jeep Wrangler YJ Hot Rod

From my archive of scribbles and sketches: Jeep Wrangler YJ Hot Rod, designed in 1999.

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