The car gets a mod from a German tuner and it costs a bomb!

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?

Exterior

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports Exterior
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DP Motorsports calls this vintage-looking coupe ‘The Speedy Irishman’ - Irishman because of its green exterior color, and speedy because it is much faster than the stock car.

The company starts working on a basic rear-wheel-drive Porsche Carrera 2 model and fits a body kit made from carbon and kevlar reinforced plastic.

The body kit adds nearly 25 mm to the body, making it look bulkier. The exteriors also get changes in the form of vents below the headlights, metallic mirrors, and a customized engine cover to make the car look like a model from the 1970s. The car rides on 17-inch forged Fuchs wheels.

Interior

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports Interior
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The cabin has been reworked to give it a mix of vintage and modern.

The center console and dashboard get upholstery. The two-tone gearshift comes from laminating layers of wood, while the new Recaro sports seats come with brown leather around the edges, and a plaid pattern in the center. For the Momo Prototipo steering wheel, DP Motorsports has used an Alcantara cover. In fact, it also gets a 3.5-inch screen with Porsche Classic’s navigation system so that you don’t get lost when you go back to the ‘90s... oops, ‘70s.

Powertrain

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports Drivetrain
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Under the hood, DP Motorsports has replaced the stock 3.6-liter unit with a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 321 horses.

It is mated to a G50 five-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential off an RS model. To make the handling even tighter and precise, the firm has installed KW Clubsport coilovers and Unibal strut bearings.

Pricing

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports Exterior
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DP Motorsports has priced the car at €198,000, which is equivalent to $229,400, or a kidney and a limb, perhaps.

Conclusion

1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports Exterior
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DP Motorsports has done a tasteful modification by giving it modern bells and whistles while retaining the authenticity of the actual car. The body kit on the exterior is not overdone but makes it look sportier. Only grouch here is the six-digit price tag it comes with. Is it really worth the price? Well, we’ll ask the buyer of the car after six months of ownership.
If you had the moolah, would you buy this car? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    • The price, of course.
    • Interior colors just don’t match the exterior shade. Will draw polarising opinions.

Further reading

2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design.

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