A Porsche icon re­born

The Peterborough Examiner - - Wheels -

In an ul­ti­mate demon­stra­tion of restora­tion ex­per­tise, Porsche Clas­sic has cre­ated some­thing unique - a 911 Turbo with an air-cooled en­gine, 20 years af­ter the end of pro­duc­tion of the 993 gen­er­a­tion.

The show car is based on an orig­i­nal body shell and has an ap­pear­ance as unique as its his­tory.

Painted in Golden Yel­low Metal­lic, it is the same colour as the 2018 911 Turbo S Ex­clu­sive Se­ries. The black wheels are high­lighted by Golden Yel­low de­sign ac­cents, while the seats and in­te­rior trim also are fin­ished in black with Golden Yel­low de­tails.

The body shell fea­tures the char­ac­ter­is­tic side air in­takes of the 993 Turbo S that were also avail­able as an op­tion for the reg­u­lar 911 Turbo in 1998.

De­vel­op­ing 450 hp, this project cel­e­brates its world pre­miere at Porsche Rennsport Re­union VI at WeatherTech Race­way La­guna Seca on Septem­ber 27, 2018. Project Gold, which is not law­ful for regis­tra­tion or street us­age and is lim­ited to driv­ing on pri­vate tracks, will then be auc­tioned in a global event to be held by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­ter in At­lanta on Oc­to­ber 27, 2018.

The RM Sotheby’s “Porsche 70th An­niver­sary Sale” is an ex­clu­sive, sin­gle-mar­que auc­tion that will fea­ture up­wards of 70 Porsche sports cars – each of them show­ing a part of Porsche his­tory, from the open road to rally and race tracks.

Pro­ceeds from the sale of “Project Gold” will be do­nated in Ger­many to the Ferry Porsche Foun­da­tion, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion, so­cial is­sues, and youth de­vel­op­ment es­tab­lished ear­lier this year to mark the 70 years of Porsche sports cars” cel­e­bra­tions.

The ex­perts were able to rely on a se­lec­tion of over 6,500 gen­uine parts that Porsche Clas­sic of­fers ex­clu­sively for 993-gen­er­a­tion Porsche 911 mod­els.

Over­all, the Clas­sic divi­sion cur­rently stocks some 52,000 parts, which cus­tomers can source via Porsche Clas­sic Part­ners and Porsche Cen­ters around the globe to re­pair and re­store clas­sic Porsche cars.

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