Magnus Walker’s love for the Porsche 911 is so deep that it was chronicled in a documentary called “Urban Outlaw.” Magnus takes classic Porsche 911s and modifies them with his signature touches. The cars he designs retain their original 911 lines, but on closer inspection they look a bit more race inspired. The cars are basically stripped versions of the original with a little extra pep under their hood.
In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay and Magnus take a look at one of Magnus Walker’s customized Porsche 911s. The video shows Jay Leno getting a little seat time in this custom car and showing that it isn’t meant just for the track — we assure you it is still more fun on the track.
Beyond building fantastic Porsches, Magnus Walker also has a great line of clothing wear inspired by his Porsches. But for us it’s the cars that really matter. The amount of detail he puts into this custom 911 is simply incredible and it just looks like something you could have seen circling racetracks back in the ’60s.
Check out the above video to see these two car guys enjoy the work of a true automotive artist.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of just a handful of places where you can see some of the greatest classic cars and new performance cars being driven the way they were meant to be.
One of the highlights of this year’s show will be Porsche’s celebration of the 911 turning 50 years old. In commemoration its half-centennial, Porsche will bring 911s from various years throughout its lifespan, including some legendary racing models. Seeing the cars side-by-side should give those attending the show an idea of just how the famed 911 has evolved over the years.
Fortunately, the wait is almost over, as we are winding down to this year’s Goodwood kick off, which comes in July. For us press guys, the Festival comes a little early by way of a preview event that has just completed.
This above video features Harry Metcalfe filming his time at the preview event and it opens with Harry driving in a Lamborghini Espada, which just so happened to be his ride to the event. He also hitched rides in some of the hottest cars that will grace the 2013 Goodwood FoS, including: a McLaren 12C Can Am, a race-prepped Lotus Exige and an Opel Manta 400. The amount of beauty and history in this video is simply astonishing.
When it comes about sports cars Porsche is no doubt the maker that makes the best impression on us. But sometimes, the German brand forgets about building sports car and is focusing on something else. This time on bikes. Their new RS (Rennsport) Carbon Bicycle is priced at $7,900 and can be offered in sizes S, M and L.
The new RS Carbon Bicycle exterior is painted in very cool carbon grey metallic combined with a black interior. The bike’s frame is made from carbon fiber, and so are the forks, handlebars, stem and seat post. The bike is equipped with 29in Crank Brothers Cobalt wheels - a very popular choice among off-road mountain bikers. Customers will also get 20 speed Shimano XTR and new the latest generation hydraulic Magura disk brakes. The bike also weights just 13 lbs.
Of course you won’t be able to hit the same speed you will hit while driving a sports car, but you will speeds you won’t while riding another bikes.