RE: Porsche teases 'Project Gold' 993 911 Turbo

RE: Porsche teases 'Project Gold' 993 911 Turbo

Thursday 23rd August

Porsche 'Project Gold' 993 911 Turbo: Update!

Just ahead of its unveil at Pebble Beach, Porsche shows a new engine being slotted into 'Project Gold'


UPDATE - 23.08.18

We're just three days away from the Pebble Beach reveal of Porsche's hotly anticipated 'Project Gold' - a resto-modded 993 911 Turbo - so to whet our appetites, the Stuttgart car maker has released a new teaser video.

Filmed at Porsche Classic, where specialist engineers work on the brand's vintage models, the car recieves a rebuilt engine, wiring loom and a lick of gold exterior paint, the quality of which hints at the high specification of the finished car.

Porsche is yet to put out any official details about the car, but our guess is it'll be something rather spectacular and could signal the beggining of a restoration and modification service for classic Porsches. Watch out Singer...

 

ORIGINAL STORY - 10.08.18


PorscheClassic looks to be cooking up something rather special in the basement at Stuttgart, with the main ingredient for its just announced ‘Project Gold’ apparently being a 993 911 Turbo. While no specific details of the division’s newest programme have been revealed yet, Porsche’s historic arm has flaunted the detailed design work that will be involved in the car’s creation with four videos.

Each suggests that the car, likely to be shown later this month at the Monterey Car Week in California in what is the brand’s 70th year, could be an in-house alternative to resto-modded Porsches produced by high-end firms like Singer. If it were, there’s good chance Project Gold will come as the first of several projects because, well, there are lots of rich people out there who want custom-built classic Porsches.

So what’s Project Gold going to be like? Well, as this is an in-house project, swe can expect any changes made to the car’s exterior design to be evolutionary at the most - although a bare 993 body featured in one video reveals that the work will be all encompassing. The interior is set to get a re-trim as well, with footage of a seat getting a new leather skin illustrating the changes due there.

We’re expecting a similar scenario for the all-wheel drive 993 Turbo’s engine, a blown 3.6-litre flat six producing 408hp, which will probably receive modest enhancements that ensure it stays true to its original, almost turbo lag free, form.

Either way, whatever rolls out of the Porsche Classic basement and into the wider world later this month is sure to represent the very best in craftsmanship, design and engineering. Question is, how will it compare to the meticulous work of Singer?

 

 

 

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David87

Original Poster:

5,022 posts

148 months

Friday 10th August
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I can’t wait to not be able to buy one of these.

harrykul

2,242 posts

162 months

Friday 10th August
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No rear spoiler though, so perhaps n/a???


Gameface

5,913 posts

13 months

Friday 10th August
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What's a rest-mod?

Midgster

338 posts

170 months

Friday 10th August
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Gameface said:
What's a rest-mod?
A Restoration with Modifications (the modifications are with new modern parts)

I thought the word was Restomod myself

Gameface

5,913 posts

13 months

Friday 10th August
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It is resto-mod.

It's just another article that's not been proof read on PH.
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sidesauce

864 posts

154 months

Friday 10th August
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David87 said:
I can’t wait to not be able to buy one of these.
I believe that you can, with a sufficiently large enough cheque, have this sort of thing done to any Porsche, past and present, through Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

jay-kay-em

103 posts

140 months

Friday 10th August
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Ladies and gentlemen. The resto-mod bandwagon at platform 3 will soon be departing. This service today is being operated by Porsche-errrr themselves and consists of four carriages. Ker-ching.

Turbobanana

1,185 posts

137 months

Friday 10th August
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Gameface said:
It is resto-mod.

It's just another article that's not been proof read on PH.
Perhaps we should celebrate the ones that have been proof-read.

loose cannon

5,223 posts

177 months

Friday 10th August
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Wow another non attainable Porsche 911 restinagaragemod article how thrilling
Laser finished alloy bore hole how exciting

Tuvra

7,718 posts

161 months

Friday 10th August
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jay-kay-em said:
Ladies and gentlemen. The resto-mod bandwagon at platform 3 will soon be departing. This service today is being operated by Porsche-errrr themselves and consists of four carriages. Ker-ching.
And why not?!?

I think this will be fabulous! I'd rather spend £500k on a modernised fully restored 993 Turbo than something like a GT2. I mean imagine something that looks like this:-

with an interior likes this:-

.....and drives like a GT3 cloud9

cmoose

43,077 posts

165 months

Friday 10th August
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Have a feeling this thing is going to be chintzy.

m444ttb

2,946 posts

165 months

Friday 10th August
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cmoose said:
Have a feeling this thing is going to be chintzy.
Same. 993 Turbo meets 991 Turbo S Exclusive thingy in the gold launch... only someone worse

redroadster

795 posts

168 months

Friday 10th August
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Bet if porsche started building these as a production car they woukd sell loads if price was kept to 991 range

redroadster

795 posts

168 months

Friday 10th August
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Bet if porsche started building these as a production car they woukd sell loads if price was kept to 991 range

unsprung

2,577 posts

60 months

Friday 10th August
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David87 said:
I can’t wait to not be able to buy one of these.
hehe

true; but I'm glad that somebody's building 'em

also... the restraint shown in creating these short films -- mostly around 45 seconds each -- is remarkable; a very good effort

for the vast majority of us who'll never afford the car, we might at least benefit from the lesson inherent in these videos: less is more


corozin

2,646 posts

207 months

Friday 10th August
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I think Porsche should be thanking Singer for creating so much interest in resto-modded Porsches in the past few years (I know there are quite a few companies doing similar work but let's just agree Singer has been the nighest profile of them) instead of watching thier success and trying to muscle in on the action themselves.

You're think Porsche would be happy enough rinsing thier loyal customers with over priced special editions of new 911s.

RB5_245

62 posts

149 months

Friday 10th August
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redroadster said:
Bet if porsche started building these as a production car they woukd sell loads if price was kept to 991 range
If I could have a brand new 993C2 for the price of a 991 I'd be at the dealer tomorrow morning.

jnoiles

65 posts

92 months

Friday 10th August
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cmoose said:
Have a feeling this thing is going to be chintzy.
Was there every any doubt? What kind of idiot with a ton of money wants a resto mod 911 and *doesn't* go to Singer?

noble12345

234 posts

152 months

Saturday 11th August
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I love Singers. Imo what Porsche should be doing is: Carbon fiber Tub, Carbon fiber bodied, original pretty style 911 RS or variants with slightly bigger wheels, slammed on modern running gear with Singer style interiors for 500k-1m plus for bare carbon works of ART. That would elevate Porsche into Pagani style and Halo down onto the whole company.

This gold thing looks tacky/standard allready and the 993 is a bloated looking thing, no offence to whoever wants it, each to their own.

Fury1630

387 posts

163 months

Thursday 23rd August
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Porsche engineers fit Porsche engine to a Porsche shock!

C'mon, this isn't actually interesting is it?