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Gullwing America P/904 Carrera a 1960s modern day classic retro project car

Specialty coachworks firm Gullwing-America latest retro project car, the P/904 Carrera.

A throwback to the Porsche Carrera 904 GTS from the mid 1960s, the P/904 resembles a modern day re-interpretation of the mid-engine Porsche race car.

Porsche 904, officially known as Carrera GTS is usually on display at the Porsche museum, but as we can see from the video above it does get back to the track once in a while. This time with a legendary driver Walter Röhrl who beautifully shows us a how to handle this 1964 Carrera (904) GTS on the track.

The first prototype will utilize the platform from a 987 Porsche Boxster (2005 – 2011) and will provide all the necessary modern amenities and controls such as the instrument panel, air conditioning, LED lights, iPod docking station, navigation system, steering wheel and seats but with the retro look of the original.

The prototype will also retain the 6-speed manual transmission and 3.4-liter boxer engine with 295HP (217kW / 291bhp) as well as power steering and ABS among other modern basics. A sport tuned exhaust will give it that racecar sound and the adjustable suspension will provide the dynamic handling and ride height.

The exterior body of the P/904 will be constructed of composite material and will be complemented by GWA’s custom-designed 5 spoke wheels in 18×8 size at the front and 18×10 in the rear.

The estimated cost of the conversion is approximately 70,000 euros. This does not include any additional customization or the donor Boxster, which can be purchased in RHD if required.

 

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Source: gullwing-america.com

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Porsche is the big winner of the “Sportiest Car of 2011” readers’ survey – Sportauto German Auto Magazine

sport auto is a German automobile magazine, established in 1969, published monthly by Motor Presse Stuttgart, based in Stuttgart. The magazine publishes its “Supertest” of cars, featuring the laptime (usually driven by editor-in-chief Horst von Saurma) at the Nordschleife. The magazine also runs a challenge for the fastest lap time driven with a car that is road legal (TÜV) and registered in Germany. The road legality rule also applies for the tires.The journalists usually enter VLN and 24 Hours Nürburgring races

 “Sportauto” readers voted: seven first places for Porsche

Stuttgart. Porsche is the top favorite among sports car fans: The readers of the “sportauto” car magazine ranked seven Porsche models – from the Boxster to the Panamera – first in the 15 categories of “The Sportiest Cars of 2011” survey. A second and two third places top off Porsche’s track record of success.

Tuner-Kategorie Cabrios bis 80.000 Euro – Platz 2: TechArt-Porsche Boxster (Stimmenanteil: 16,3 Prozent)

The top models of the 911 line once again proved to be winners, from the open Carrera GTS and the Turbo S Cabrio to the quasi race cars GT3 and GT3 RS.

These sports cars received three times as many votes as the runners-up. There can be no clearer proof that the 911 model line enjoys highest esteem in the sports car world. Other winners were the Cayman R, Boxster S and Panamera Turbo models. No other marque came close to winning as many first places.


With this result, Porsche clearly strengthened its position at the top. In the 2010 survey, three first places went to Zuffenhausen.

In its 17 June 2011 edition, the “sportauto” magazine has published the results of the current vote in detail.

 Sport Auto Profile pdf

SOURCE: Porsche Public Relations and Media Database
Product and Technology Press

 

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