Porsche Project Gold: the car is not allowed to drive to public roadsAugust 24, 2018
Porsche has been working on the Project Gold car for 18 months and, by the way, the 911 Turbo Classic Series created as part of the project is declared as produced, not restored. The chassis of the car even assigned the number following the last 911 Turbo 993, which descended from the assembly line 20 years ago.
“Golden” 911 Turbo generation 993, built by specialists of the Porsche Classic, equipped with an air-cooled engine, combined with a manual transmission and four-wheel drive. Recall sports car 911 Turbo for the first time became all-wheel drive in the generation of 993, and also for the first time received the second turbo.
As it follows from the name of Project Gold, the body of the car is painted in a golden hue with the metallic effect. This is in the catalog of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which participated in the project, and it is used on the current model of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
At the heart of Project Gold is the original 993 body frame, which for the first time in the 993rd generation received anti-corrosion treatment and painting. After that the car was recreated using the Porsche Classic catalog, in which an assortment of 6,500 parts for 993 is presented. The car received a number of unique solutions.
With a golden body accents on wheels of a similar shade are combined, and also in interior – contrasting yellow stitching on seats and details of an interior. On the front panel is attached a plate with the serial number of the car in the series “001 of 001″.
In the engine compartment of the old-new Porsche Project Gold, a new air-powered biturbo six with a capacity of 3.6 liters, 450 hp, is located, which corresponds to the machines from the limited series 911 Turbo S (993), the circulation of which was 345 units. The bodywork was designed accordingly – the air intakes on the wings and behind the doors. The car was assembled for 18 months, since many parts were made by hand.
The refurbished car does not have permission to operate on ordinary roads – it will only be possible to travel on it on private autodromes. The public premiere of the unique sports car will take place at the event Porsche Rennsport Reunion, which will be held on the American track Laguna Seca on September 27. A month later the car will be sold under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s auction, which will be held at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.
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