As we’ve already seen, loving Frank Ocean is easy for those who love cars. Ocean’s car obsession runs the gamut from Acuras to Astro vans to Ferraris to BMWs. But of all the car cameos among Frank Ocean’s oeuvre, the Porsche 911 is the greatest.
This is not said as a fanboy of the Stuttgart brand, but as a lover of simple machines. Simplicity and flawless execution thereof being the tenets that Achim Anscheidt followed when designing and building his immaculate 911, which is purity personified. Frank Ocean doesn’t technically call out the fast low-flying beetle by name, but in the fifth track of the album Endless, titled “U-N-I-T-Y,” Ocean slows down his syllables and says, “I want the Porsche Bugatti-design...”
We can interpret this as a reference to a single example of the 911. Achim Anscheidt is the designer behind the Bugatti Chiron, and he would often turn to his own 911 project car to cleanse his palate. Think of his silver 911 as a counterpoint to the tech-laden Bugatti. The theme being less is more: less tech, less complexity; less power, sure, but also less to get in the way between the car and driver.