Porsche Classic Will Finally Lo-Jack Your Car; Give You the Ability to Monitor it 24\7
We all know that protecting your vehicle is of paramount importance. Especially if your car is a decades-old Porsche that you’ve acquired after years of hard work and dedication. Now, owning one of these rolling masterpieces has become a little less stressful with the launch of the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking system that allows owners to track their cars and be notified if the batter has been disconnected or if the car has left a certain area.
Porsche is working tirelessly to please the customers that are lining up to buy the new 992-generation Porsche 911. But that’s not the entire business Porsche’s in. The company from Stuttgart also caters towards the owners of vintage Porsche models and beyond parts and expert servicing, Porsche now offers a smartphone app that will allow you, the owner of such a car, to be on top of where your car is at all times.
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS is an exercise in reducing a formula to its purest form. It was built as a lighter, faster, and more powerful version of the 964-generation Carrera 2 and it stands as a spiritual successor of the magnificent 911 Carrera 2.7 RS from the early ‘70s.
The Benjamin Dimson-penned Porsche 911 (964) debuted in 1989 and featured a rounder body shape in tune with the times which was a clear, but not profoundly radical, departure from the design of the previous 911 that was still tracing its roots back to the original Ferdinand Alexander Porsche-drawn model launched in 1963.
For 1992, Porsche launched the Carrera RS in Europe which was, in essence, a road-legal version of the Carrera Cup racing cars. This single-make series was on the bill of the Formula 1 World Championship weekends as support races in between F1 sessions.
The 911 Carrera RS never officially made it across the Atlantic and into the U.S. market. With that being said, 45 cars that were meant to be used in a Carrera Cup U.S. series that never materialized did trickle down to dealerships and were quietly sold in 1993 in the shadow of the RS America which deserves its own review as it isn’t identical to the European RS.
1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports
Yesteryear Porsches are mod-friendly and mod-favorites because of their classiness and simplicity. In this article, we’ll talk about the modification of a 964 Porsche. The Porsche 911 built from 1989 to 1994 are known as the 964 generation, and this model holds a special spot because they fall in a unique category; they are neither vintage nor modern. A German company called DP Motorsports has worked on a 964 Porsche 911 and slapped it with a price tag of over $200,000. Is it worth it?
2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design
Founded in 2009 by British musician Rob Dickinson, Singer Vehicle Design is a California-based customization and restoration shop that specializes in 964-era Porsche 911s. In the past, we’ve seen loads of lust-worthy cars from Singer, but this latest example bests them all. Commissioned by client Scott Blattner, the goal was a lightweight, high-performance revamp of Blattner’s 1990 911, but the end product goes above and beyond in just about every single way. For starters, Singer sourced input with some of the biggest names in Porsche performance, including motorsport engineer Norbert Singer, engine specialist Hans Mezger, and racing driver Marino Franchitti, not to mention automotive journalist and Top Gear host Chris Harris. Big-name companies like Michelin, Brembo, and BBS Motorsport also got in on the mix, while Williams Advanced Engineering (yep, the F1 folks) played a major role in the vehicle’s technical development. The project took two years to complete, but the results are staggering. Dubbed the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, or DLS, every part of the 911 was tweaked, and Singer is so happy with it, the tuner is now offering special DLS services to select customers.
Blattner explains – “The question became… what if Singer worked on restoring and modifying my beloved 27-year old Porsche 964, with the assistance of an engineering concern born from the world of F1. How would such a car look and how would it perform?” Read on to find out.
Continue reading to learn more about this Porsche 911 by Singer Vehicle Design.
Car for Sale: 1992 Porsche 911 RWB
Usually, when you see the phrase “No expense was spared on this build” in a craigslist ad for a modified vehicle, the result is either extremely impressive, or a complete mess. Luckily, it’s the former when it comes to this gorgeous early ‘90s 911. Even though it’s got 132,324 miles on the odometer, this thing is practically new, with a slew of high-end performance components that work well to bring out the best in the 964-era coupe. It’s dubbed the RWB Hollywood, and Akira Nakai from Rauh-Welt Begriff takes credit for the build. If you’re drawing a blank on the name, here’s the rundown – RWB is a Japan-based tuner of all things 911, and is best known for churning out some of the most outrageous Stuttgart stunners in the world, combining form and function in a single custom package. Unique, eye-catching, and quick – these are the things that make a RWB 911. And now, you can get one in Miami for about $150,000.
Mechanically, the RWB mounts a 3.6-liter, air-cooled six-cylinder engine in the rear, which send power to the rear wheels by way of a G50 manual transmission. The whole shebang was stripped down and re-sprayed in its original Grand Prix White paint scheme, and come complete with a full RWB 964 body kit. It’s a head-turner, that’s for sure, so read on for the details.
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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.
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.