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The Latest RWB Build from ParkHaus May Give Haters Pause

Polarizing: to break into opposing factions or groupings. That’s how Merriam-Webster defines the word. I can’t think of any other Porsche « customizer » that polarizes our community more than Nakai-San and his Rauh Welt Begriff (RWB) body kits. From talking with Porsche owners and fans, and we’ve spoken to a lot of them, when it comes to RWB there seems to be no middle ground. You either love the look or you hate it. Until now that is…

PARKHAUS Performance & Parts was recently commissioned to build Miami’s 4th RWB and it’s a game changer. Starting with a 1989 Carrera 4, the team at PARKHAUS began to formulate a plan that included modifications to the Porsche’s engine, suspension, exhaust, interior and paint. Along the way they kept one thing in mind, make it « tasteful ». That’s a word some might not think synonymous with Nakai San’s work. Rather than pushing the envelope with aggressive, modern-motorsports-inspired touches, the latest build takes a more restrained, classically informed approach.

Like most RWB builds, the new car is based on a late-model aircooled 911. In this case, the base car is a 964 Carrera 4. This car has been heavily backdated, including a long-hood conversion, early 911 front fenders, and a pre-’73 rear valence. Rather than an aggressive multi-tiered GT2-style spoiler, a simple duckbill occupies the rear decklid. The front bumper is similar to a ’73 Carrera RS 2.7, albeit with a deeper chin spoiler. The car even uses low-back early 911-style seats with separate headrests.

Nakai-San’s traditional elements are mostly intact, chiefly the large, bolt-on overfenders and upgraded lighting. This RWB is not all-show and no go, however. The client, a long-time PARKHAUS customer had previously commissioned a custom 3.8L powerplant for this Porsche, which included Mahle drop-in 3.8 pistons and cylinders, Carrillo 3.8RSR connecting rods, FVD headers, and tuning by Steve Wong. The suspension includes Bilstein PSS10 coilovers. The brakes, one of the hardest components in a 964 C4 to alter due to the Porsche’s unique hydraulic system, remain stock.

Not to downplay the rest of the build, but each time we look at this Porsche, it’s hard to ignore the color. Peru Red is a mid-1970s vintage Porsche color, originally available on early G-Series 911s. While not perfectly contemporaneous to the bodywork backdate, it’s very close. Compare photos of the finished car in the gallery below to the original Guards Red paintwork, as the difference is very striking. The wheels are Fifteen52 Outlaw 001s measuring 17″ in diameter, and shod with 255 section Toyo R888 rubber at the front, and 355 at the rear. The dark bronze finish of the wheels contrasts the paintwork beautifully.

Of course, being an RWB build, we do not expect this Porsche to please everyone. Frankly, we’d be shocked if any one Porsche pleased everyone. That is truly one of the beautiful things about Porsche as a brand; as good as any car might be off the showroom floor, they are still a blank canvas awaiting the owner’s vision to make truly great. Whether as a race car, track car, or even as a daily driver, helping each POrsche find its purpose can be an adventure in and of itself. Kudos to ParkHaus and Nakai-San for making this extraordinary 964 a reality.

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Gallery: Porsche at the 45th AvD Oldtimer GrandPrix 2017

In the Infield of the GP Track various car manufacturers built up their hospitality tents and had a selection of historic and modern cars on display at the 45th AvD Oldtimer GrandPrix 2017. Porsche was present with Porsche Classic, Porsche Museum and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and covered most of the infield area. Porsche drivers from […]

Gallery: Porsche at the 45th AvD Oldtimer GrandPrix 2017

 

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This BF Goodrich 962-Styled Go-Kart is Worth a Look

Getting your hands on a bonafide IMSA-spec 962 will cost a pretty penny, but for those of us not able to come up with the cash required, there’s something which might evoke some of the same emotion the iconic sportscar could for a relative bargain.

This kart measures 7′ long, 3′ wide, and 2′ high, and will make you the most popular driver in the paddock. Photo credit: eBay

Well, perhaps that’s an overstatement. However, this kart, which mimics one of the more recognizable 962s, could be a worthwhile investment as a collectible, and might be the most stylish means of transport up and down pit road. It certainly has more panache than a scooter, and much more respect for motorsport history.

BF Goodrich Porsche 962s

Though there have been so many famous 962s, the BF Goodrich cars, as driven by Jim Busby and copied in this kart for sale on eBay, have become synonymous with mid-eighties sportscar racing in the States. In fact, Busby himself became an American racing fixture in his own right thanks to a colorful racing resume in a variety of categories.

Busby broke his back in a Formula 5000 accident, won the IMSA GT championship in 1976, and raced 935s at Le Mans before moving into IMSA GTP/Lights in the mid-eighties. With BF Goodrich signing the checks, Busby picked up a pair of 962s for the 1985 season, in which his best finish would be a second at Riverside. The following year, Busby took his 962 to Daytona and Sebring and finished third and second, respectively, before he hung up his helmet and moved onto team management.

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The Cayenne in 4 Acts – the Symphony of life

Electro-music meets violin: Porsche has presented a musical work for the Cayenne world premiere, which illustrates the character of the Cayenne in its lifeworlds: the Symphony of Life.

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Cayenne 3.0 Diesel

Porsche Cayenne V6 3.0 Diesel, 245 cv, couleur Umbra Métal en parfait état.
Véhicule entretenu dans réseau Porsche, carnet d’entretien et factures.
Boite Tiptronic 8 vitesses, palettes au volant
Pack Full cuir Beige Louxor, cuir lisse, inserts de porte et tableau de bord cuir
Volant Sport cuir réglable en hauteur et profondeur
PCM Navigation
Ecran multifonction couleur tactile
Radio CD MP3 10 HP
Pré équipement téléphone mobile
Régulateur de vitesse
Ordinateur de bord
Climatisation auto bi-zone, boite à gants réfrigérable
Antidémarrage électronique
Fermeture centralisée
Sièges électriques chauffants à mémoires
Sièges arrière rabattables 40/20/40
Sièges AR coulissants
Appuis-tête réglable en hauteur
Ouverture des vitres séquentielles
Ouverture/Fermeture du coffre électrique
Tablette cache bagage
Accoudoir central AR avec Trappe à skis
Porte gobelets
Aide au démarrage en côte
Toit panoramique électrique
Aide au stationnement avant et arrière
Feux bi-Xénons
Feux de jour à LED
Feux AR à LED
Buses de lave glace chauffantes
Rétroviseurs électriques chauffants
Lunette et vitres AR surteintées
Capteur de pluie
Mode sport déconnectable
Allumage des feux automatique
Climatisation automatique Bi-zone
Alarme périmétrique, volumétrique
Boucliers AV et AR couleur caisse
Becquets AR
Blocage différentiel à 100%
Système d’assistance à la descente
Jantes Alu 18’
Pédalier Sport
Etc…
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