Khyzyl Saleem’s Japan Series

Don’t be offended, these aren’t real. Unfortunately.

While I don’t blame people for being unsure of what’s real and what’s not anymore, I really don’t think it matters. If you’ve ever thought that we’ve seen everything with regards to car modification, then you need to open your mind and indulge yourself in some of Khyzyl’s work. Free from the restrictions of budget, he isn’t deterred by the feasibility of creating something; he just creates it.

It’s a powerful exception that puts everything on the table from a creative standpoint. Regardless of how likely or unlikely something is to build in the real world is irrelevant when the only restriction is your own imagination.

For his latest series, Khyzyl has focused on creating on what he describes as more realistic art work based in Japan. He’s gone with a portrait format for all of the images, so that they can be best viewed on mobile. More on that in a moment.

When compared to some of his previous work, these obviously are much more grounded in reality. There’s nothing here that couldn’t be built, including that Jaguar E-Type with two top-mounted turbochargers, or the Porsche RSR built for the streets. I’ve noticed this subtle change in direction with his work since he picked up his very own FD3S (awaits immediate response of a hovering LaFerrari shooting lasers), so I’m wondering if a lot of his more recent work is really him trying things out for size. Perhaps we should invite him to document the build of his RX-7 here on Speedhunters? He’s already seen his work turned into reality lately, so it might be interesting to see and read his process for his own vehicle.

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While a series of portrait images are not exactly Speedhunters’ layout friendly, we are going to upload the images to our Instagram Story right away, so you can grab the images as wallpapers for your own devices or even just for a closer look.

Unfortunately, if you’re reading this from a dystopian future where Supreme Overlord Elon Musk has outlawed human driving, then sadly these images are no longer available on our Instagram, but you still should be able open the images above. Pinch and zoom and screenshot them to your heart’s content.

Paddy McGrath
Instagram: pmcgphotos
Twitter: pmcgphotos
paddy@speedhunters.com

Renders by Khyzyl Saleem
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1

I love Khyzyl's work. Every one of these renderings blur the line between reality and fiction. You have to appreciate not only the skill it takes to create these renderings but the imagination it takes to come up with the ideas for these cars in the first place. Beautiful work Khyzyl!

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This guy needs to be making cars. These are really well done and beautiful. I like the E-type so much because of the simplicity. This guy is really a talented artist and has a great eye. Excellent.

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Tom Westmacott

Nice renders, there must be a lot of work in making these.

I'd call out the nose treatment of the second RX-7; the way the bumper falls from the sidelight seems very original - it's a modern style, cleanly applied to an older car so that it looks just right.

Thanks for posting these, always happy to see these pics pop up on SH. And yeah, I'd be interested to learn about how he's building his RX-7 :-)

4

Did the images get put onto the Instagram story yet? Can't see them and doubt it's been 24 hours? Love the E30 and that R34

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They just went live :)

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Rob Fitzgerald

I first saw Khyzyl's stuff while watching B is for Build's youtube channel, amazing work, that RSR Porsche is unreal

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Boost Brothers Garage .

Ok, all of the sudden I am searching CL and eBay for 300ZX's. Dammit!

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That 300ZX!

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Khyzll has drawn what i have always wanted to do with my e type. These cars are more build able that in the past. Keep up the styling inspiration!

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phantom2468 .

That Z32 pic is nice but that E-type takes the cake. These are great renderings and I will be looking forward to seeing more in the future.

11

I'm in love with that Stingray... I want to build one now! Great work.

12

Does anyone know if he does commissioned renderings? I emailed Aaron Beck about hiring to do renderings of my car, but nuffin...

Anyone out there do renderings??

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Nicolas Basket

I'm offended that they AREN'T real.

14

If someone was wealthy and crazy enough to modify eagle e types the Khyzyl way, that would be awesome

15

Khyzyl Saleem reminds me of Dangeruss from Deviantart back in the day. anyway nice! rendered stills

16

I don't know his current job but an aftermarket body maker (if not a vehicles manufacturer) must make some of these kits, it won't be this much difficult to get the dimensions and 3D modelings from these renders.
The 1 that hit me the most it the "battle hero" Nissan in image 10.

17

I would love to see a project FD3S done by Khyzyl!

18

What program does he use to draw those pictures?

19

If anyone ever makes that green E-type they should be taken out into the street and beaten!

20

300zx badASS hahahha

21

Did you know that one of Khyzyl's project will be build?
I invite you to Raceism event in Poland.

https://www.facebook.com/raceismcom/posts/1664622116924762

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StealthStar17

With the portrait format of these images, I just realized they'd make perfect book covers.

23

These should be turned into High Quality Prints!! Would buy 110%. Would make for an incredible collection to hang on the wall in the garage or pool room! Khyzyl or Speedhunters, make it happen!!

24

Absolutely inspirational. The work is bananas!

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