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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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VIDEOS: PORSCHE CAMP4 Ice Drifting in a Brand New Porsches 2012

 Hot cars on ice!

Drivers flex winter driving muscles in redesigned 2012 Porsche 911

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

“Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal

Drifting sideways in the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera S is a great feeling.

It’s Porsche Camp4.  30 Pfaff Porsche enthusiasts about to learn all about oversteer and understeer on ice–in brand new Porsches.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

For the uninitiated, Kai, the German Porsche Factory driver, explains the differences between oversteer and understeer.

“Ven you understeer, you zee vot you hit. Ven you oversteer, you hear vot you hit.”

Kai,the German Porsche Factory driver explains that a car handles on ice just as it does on tarmac.

The difference is that you reach the limits of adhesion on tarmac at speeds in excess of 150 km/hr. On ice you reach those same limits at 30 km/hr.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Professional driving instructors coach you the entire day. Drive around racecourses carved from ice, swinging cars through slaloms, learning how to drift in large circles on a skid pan.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal. When you get it right, you are effectively swinging the car sideways from corner to corner, like the pendulum on an old grandfather clock, in a constant state of oversteer.

The drivers spin out of control more times than one would care to admit, as the instructors stand at the corner exits laughing and doing pirouettes like clumsy ballerinas as drivers slide around the course.

What a blissful day for everyone left smiling. A great way to make fast friends who share a unique understanding of how Porsche cars behaved when driven to the limit.

 

SOURCE: Andrew Taylor @ pfaffleasing.com.

 

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Porsche Camps

 

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German tuner TechArt 2012 Porsche 911 (991) Revealed

German tuner TechArt has officially released their program for the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

The newly developed exterior design for the Carrera and Carrera S models features a series of parts. The two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter fits perfectly into the design of the new sports car and allows the front to sit even closer to the ground. In addition, two aero wings are integrated into the front air inlet vents.

At the rear you will find a fixed rear spoiler with a trailing edge and an integrated third brake light. The rear diffusor and side skirts on the wing of the vehicle complete the exterior range. Subtle trim panels for the front headlights as well as side mirror panels are the final touch.

A new exhaust system with valve control including EC-type approval, as well as dual oval tubes, provides an improved acoustic sound track. The new 911 rides on TechArt Formula five-spoke light alloy wheels in 20 or 21 inch. Additionally, Formula III forged wheels with five dynamically designed double spokes are available in 20 and 21 inch. This wheel offers a weight advantage of up to 15 percent compared to a cast wheel.

German tuner TechArt has officially released their program for the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

The newly developed exterior design for the Carrera and Carrera S models features a series of parts. The two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter fits perfectly into the design of the new sports car and allows the front to sit even closer to the ground. In addition, two aero wings are integrated into the front air inlet vents.

For the interior of the sports car there is a range of the materials, stylish colour combinations and numerous modification options, giving the customer the chance to implement all of the customisations they want, according to the tuner.

The exhibition display car for the Geneva Motor Show features a modified interior in black leather and Alcantara. The vehicle-colour-coordinated stitching is combined with matt-painted interior components in racing yellow and black, as well as a carbon fiber trim.

An ergonomically shaped TechArt three-spoke sports steering wheel has paddle shifters and completes the interior of the yellow Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Stay tuned as more details will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show!

UPDATE 02/27/2012: With Geneva set to open its doors in a week’s time, TechArt has officially taken the wraps off of their new program for the 2012 Porsche 911. The program fits right in the Carrera and Carrera S models and comes with plenty of aerodynamic parts, including a two-part front spoiler with an integrated splitter that fits perfectly into the ergonomics of the 911. The kit also has two aero wings that are integrated into the front air inlet vents, a fixed rear spoiler with a trailing edge, an integrated third brake light, a new rear diffuser, new side skirts, side mirror panels, trim panels for the front headlights, and a new set of either 20″ or 21″ TechArt Formula five-spoke light alloy wheels.

As far as the Geneva-bound show car is concerned, TechArt opted to show the 911 with a modified interior dressed in black leather and Alcantara with matching matte-painted interior components in racing yellow and black to go with a carbon fiber trim.

Source: TechArt

Visit TECHART at the Geneva Motor Show from 8th to 18th March 2012. We look forward to welcoming you to the TECHART stand, number 2250 in hall 2. Register online at www.techart.de/messen or call +49 (0) 7152 9339 0.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Geneva Motor Show, Porsche, Porsche 911

 

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