Paul Stephens AutoArt 993R brings subtly to the Porsche 911 restomod

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There is a new Porsche 911 restomod on the town. UK-based Porsche specialist firm Paul Stephens on Tuesday unveiled the AutoArt 993R, a brand new restomod constructed from the 993-generation 911.

Whereas some restomods function in depth modifications, a Paul Stephens press launch mentioned the corporate took a “much less is extra” strategy to this automobile. The unique buyer’s request was to enhance the 993 Carrera 2 base automobile by 25% in each space.

For the flat-6 engine, that meant enlarging displacement from the inventory 3.6 liters to three.8 liters, and including new internals, together with a crankshaft from a 997 911 GT3. The result’s 330 hp (a 360-hp choice can also be out there) and 265 lb-ft of torque, which is routed to the rear wheels via a 6-speed handbook transmission. The engine initially made 270 hp.

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Weight was additionally diminished from the inventory 3,020 lb to 2,689 lb (with fluids), giving the 993R a power-to-weight ratio corresponding to a 996 911 GT3, in accordance with the corporate, although it hasn’t launched efficiency figures.

To assist cut back weight, Paul Stephens deleted the inventory sunroof and rear wiper mechanism, and swapped the inventory entrance hood for an aluminum model, the latter saving a claimed 17 lb. A composite engine cowl and new entrance and rear bumpers save a claimed 17 lb and 19.8 lb, respectively.

The load-reduction effort continued with the inside. Paul Stephens eliminated quite a few parts, together with the middle console, glovebox, audio system, energy home windows, central locking, and airbag. The air-con and inventory seats had been changed with lighter-weight variations, and a roll cage was fitted.

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Stopping energy is supplied by the calipers and metal rotors from a 993-generation 911 RS. Because the 993R is primarily a street automobile, carbon-ceramic brakes had been thought-about pointless, in accordance with the corporate. The automobile additionally options five-way adjustable suspension and 996 GT3 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

In case you like what you see, Paul Stephens is accepting orders for different 993R builds at an undisclosed value. The corporate additionally works on earlier air-cooled 911 fashions, together with the 964.

Paul Stephens is not the one firm specializing in Porsche 911 restomods. California-based Gunther Werks is already well-known for 993 restomods, whereas Singer does high-end builds primarily based on the older 964 era.

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