It’s no secret that once you make the identical kind of automotive for many years, you clearly study many little tips and tweaks to make your automotive higher, and higher, and higher. Porsche has been doing this with the 911 since 1963.
The Type 993 911, nonetheless, was the final of the air-cooled automobiles. Despite sticking with air cooling since day one, when the Type 996 911’s rolled off the road, they had been producing a lot energy and a lot warmth, that the one cheap choice was watercooling.
And so, many Porsche purists contemplate the Type 993 to be the final “true” 911. And that features the folks at Gunther Werks, who’ve taken the Type 993 system, and tweaked it just a bit.
And by “a little,” they imply “a lot.” They strip all the things again, right down to the unique metal chassis and the engine block, after which proceed to go psychological from there.
Starting with a 1995 Type 993 911 RS donor chassis, they take away the metal roof and exchange it with a super-light however ungodly sturdy carbon-fiber roof that’s bonded to the donor chassis. Carbon fiber options all through, together with fenders, doorways, seats, sprint, hood, engine cowl, GT rear wing… just about anyplace that there’s a place to save lots of weight, they achieve this, ending up with a 600 lbs saving over the donor automotive.
The engine can be fully stripped down and solely the unique engine block is used. New camshaft, six impartial throttle our bodies, new injectors, new bore out to 4.zero liters, the works (or, extra appropriately, the werks!) are thrown at it, giving it a naturally-aspirated 430+ BHP and an 8,100 RPM redline.
New brakes, new steering rack, fashionable light-weight wheels with retro seems to be, and a heat-shielded central exit exhaust all modernize the automotive, with out compromising on the picture and sensation of the final of the air-cooled Porsche’s.
On the observe, the lightness, the facility, and the aerodynamics come collectively to offer the 993 Remastered an old-school really feel, however with fashionable expertise conserving it in line. It turns in, the again finish desires to comply with, and it goes like absolute bonkers down the straights.
The solely draw back? Only 25 will ever be made, and also you positively want deep pockets. $585,000 is the beginning worth.
Unofficially, Gunther Werks considers their Porsche 993 Remastered (which is the official title that Porsche’s authorized group are OK with) because the 993 GT3 RS that Porsche by no means made.