Five questions for designer Grant Larson’s Porsche Boxster

Five questions for designer Grant Larson’s Porsche Boxster


Grant Larson is Director of Special Projects at Cinema Porsche. As a designer, he is responsible for, among other things, the design of the Boxster and the Panamera.

In the ‘five questions’ segment, we have a conversation every two weeks with a high-profile, important or interesting person in the automotive industry. Even celebrities who love cars now and then give an insight into their car life.

Five questions for Grant Larson (Porsche designer)

This time Grant Larson has been an exterior designer at Porsche since 1989. Before his work at the Stuttgart manufacturer, he worked for Audi and trained at GM. Besides his vast experience as an architect, he is also a real car enthusiast.

1. What was your first car?

A 1971 Ford Pinto, which I had bought from my father. It had very little power, so my second car was a 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible. European cars were not discovered until later in agricultural Wisconsin.

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Ford Pinto. (Photo: Wheels)

2. What does your current fleet look like?

Three 356s, 1968 912, 1967 T1 VW Bus Westfalia, 1968 Karmann Ghia, Meyers Manx, three 986 Boxsters and two Americans.

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Porsche 912. (Photo: Wheels)

3. What is your dream car?

A modern, lightweight or recreational interpretation of the 1957 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder.

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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS. (Photo: Wheels)

4. What is your best car memory?

Adopt me driving test when I was 16 years old.

5. What car do you not want to be seen in?

The crappy cars I rent on vacation.

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