Spec confirmed on Le Mans Classic car with 'Lightweight' and 'Touring' versions planned
Renowned Essex Porsche specialist Paul Stephens has confirmed the full specifications of his firm's Le Mans Classic Clubsport 911, which pays homage to the 1973 Porsche 911 RS and has had us drooling over our laptops since first surfacing in July.
The re-engineered Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera uses a 300hp 3.4-litre air-cooled flat six that, when fitted to the 970kg Lightweight model, can sprint you to 62mph in 4.4 seconds and onto a top speed 170mph. There's also a slightly more refined Touring version that's 1,075kg for those wanting a little extra comfort.
The Paul Stephens cars, of which only 10 are planned for production, are fitted-out with lightweight materials as part of a more simplistic finish than, say, the lavish cockpits of Singers. The Essex-fitted interior is no less delicious to behold, however, and may well be more desirable for anyone who prefers a 'race' finish.
Priced from £250,000, the 911s be the first officially licensed Le Mans Classic models to go on sale. We'll leave it to Stephens himself to explain why his wonderful interpretation of a Stuttgart legend is so intertwined with the decade-old vintage motor racing event. It's a story of motoring passion many of us will be able to relate to.
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