Recently Porsche reached over 1 million fans on their Facebook page, though they are already up to 1,353,000 fans as of this morning (yikes!). Anyway, how did Porsche decide to celebrate this monumental occasion? Well, they printed out all of their facebook friends names on vinyl and wrapped a GT3 with it. Pretty rad I’d say. (more…)
It’s Thursday folks, and since I declared this week as “Project Car Week”, you should know by now what needs to happen. I need to bring you yet ANOTHER awesome project car. Woo! Now, with so many great projects out there to choose from, I am actually having a tough time deciding which ones to share with you. Do I share my own projects? What about a friend’s? I could go with the Karmann Ghia, the turbo truck, the Rabbit, the Nova, the Impala convertible, the ’60 Ventura, the monster-trike, the RX8, the Fiero, the other Fiero, the Trans Am, the Toyota truck….. I could go on and on…… OR …… I could just pick a car off the internet that I like.
Internet it is! Today’s car is a 1969 Porsche 911. It was built and documented by a guy that goes by the name of “petevb” on pelicanparts.com. He started with a run of the mill Porsche and ever so gently turned it into a dream car of mine. The car was intended to be raced, so the first step was to add a roll cage to stiffen the chassis and protect the driver from danger. The average guy would have thrown a bunch of pipe inside and created a jungle gym, not Petevb though. He actually designed the cage, and stress tested it with the wonderous world of modern technology. Once he was happy with the test results, the cage was built and he began to make everybody else look like noobs. Tons of chassis bracing, stretching, shortening, cleaning, and repairing happened, and it was engine time.
The engine is water cooled, and was intended for a high performance GT3, but we all know by this point in the story that it landed inside this amazing 911. It’s backed up (Can I even say that with a Porsche?) with a modified 993 transmission. It makes 380 horsepower which sounds like a pretty fair number, but then I throw this little fact at you causing your jaw to drop. This car only weighs 2150 lbs. WUT! Ah yes, I remember now….. Petevb also used carbon fiber body panels for weight savings (ok, everybody calm down). Be sure to check the pictures for maximum shock factor, because the car is brilliant from every angle. The quality of work throughout the whole car is top notch, and the car as a whole is amazing because of it. With that, I present to you pictures and video for your enjoyment.
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Entire build can be found here: