Porsche 964

Porsche 964

When it comes to tuning Porsches, we have plenty of specialists ready to meddle with the looks and the engines of any sports car and SUV currently offered by the Germans. Then we have DP Motorsport, a small company that takes the art of modifying Porsches to a whole new level. If you’re not familiar with the name, then you should know that most of its products bring together classic Porsche bodies and modern underpinnings. And its newest creation, the DP 964 Classic S, is no exception.

Don’t let the 911 in the photo above fool you, underneath that gorgeous classic body lies a more modern chassis, while the rear bonnet can host newer flat-six engines. As the name suggests, the base of this project is a 964-generation Porsche 911, which was manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. But that’s not all. This intriguing "hybrid" was brought to life using a bevy of state-of-the-art technology, racing gear, and enough enthusiasm to turn a road-going 964 into an authentic, track-prepped Porsche 911.

Click past the jump to read more about the 1973 Porsche DP 964 Classic S by DP Motorsport.

The Speedster name has a long and illustrious history in the pantheon of Porsche . Since the 356 of the 1960s, the Speedster badge signified a gloriously fast, top-down driving experience that can’t be matched. With owners like Steve McQueen , the name carried weight and panache, but there are preciously few Speedster models in existence, as there very few models were made in each generation of Porsche. The 964 Speedster was only created for two years, 1989 and 1994 and less than 2000 were created between those two production runs.

With that signature, flat-six engine flooding the open cabin with noise, the driving experience of one these cars must be magical. The car was based on the new 964 Carrera 2 platform and boasted excellent driving dynamics.

There were few options or creature comforts available on the 964 Speedster, it had three pedals, and the air-cooled, 3.6-liter engine is naturally aspirated and high-revving.

Click past the jump to read more about the 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster.

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For those of you who do not know, Singer Automotive is a design company specialized in restoring and modifying old Porsche models. One of its most famous car is the Singer 911 we saw back in 2011.

Until now, this car received no "real" review, but in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage , we had the chance to see what a great car the Singer 911 really is. The car was brought to Jay Leno by Rob Dickinson, creative director of Singer. It was the last stop made in the U.S. before it will be shipped to its new owner in Dubai who paid about $350k for its new toy.

Check out the video to see if Jay Leno thinks it worth spending that amount of money just to restore a Porsche 964 . We think it is well worth it, considering all the updates this 911 received, including bespoke carbon-fiber body work, a modified engine, updated interior and a very cool, Gulf livery.

Japanese company Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) brought two impressive vehicle to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show. The first was a Porsche 911 RWB Pandora One and the second is this impressive 911 Turbo Hoonigan - a model based on a Porsche 964 .

The 911 Turbo Hoonigan combines a white exterior paint job with a Lobster Red interior and red Fifteen52 wheels wearing Pirelli P Zero tires. The car’s ride was also lowered by an inch and a half thanks to a new sports suspension system.

The Porsche 964 presented at the show is currently owned by former 0-60 Magazine editor-in-chief, Brian Scotto. He drove the car for over 850 miles just to get to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show in time, where it celebrated the launch of the Ken Block’s new Hoonigan brand. With a maiden vehicle like this Porsche and Ken Block’s involvement, we expect to hear the name "Hoonigan" a lot in the upcoming months.

During the end of the 80’s to 1994, Porsche have produced a lot of limited and exclusive models based on the 911 Type 964 and 965 (Carrera 4 Leichtbau, 965 Turbo S, 965 Turbo Leichtbau, 911 Carrera 4 Anniversary, 911 Carrera Cabriolet Turbolook, etc) to gain a great image and to rise up the sales. As a finishing touch on this long chain of special editions, while the public was waiting for the new 911 Turbo, the type 993, Porsche produced this real oddball based on the 964. Its main features were the old slantnose look and an improved engine. This mighty funk of a Porsche was called the 911 Turbo 3.6 Flachbau.


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