The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Did you ever think of the 928 as an omnipotent Greek deity transmogrified into a giant aquatic bird who seduces—or, depending on the interpretation, rapes—the mother of Helen of Troy? Photographer Alex Rank did! Click through to experience this classical reinterpretation.

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Set in a digitally generated stone room designed by Tino Schaedler, he recreated the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan with a white Porsche 928 and a model wearing an Escada wedding dress.

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

With a 5-liter V8 up front, the 928 is the Swan.

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Who, in the myth, is actually Zeus, who had a thing for siring demi-gods in animal disguise.

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Of their avian-divine-human union were born Helen—

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

—who left his husband King Menelaus of Sparta to elope with Paris of Troy and kick off the Trojan War—

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

—and Polydeuces, who teamed up with his mortal half-brother Castor to form the constellation Gemini after Castor’s death.

The Porsche 928 as the ultimate male ego booster

Quite a mouthful of mythology, but if one car can handle it, it must be the 928, the all-original hydrofoil grand tourer of the ‘80s.

All photos by Alex Rank.