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1969 Porsche 912 GT3 Cup

This 1969 Porsche 912 is the subject of a build thread on rennlist.com by it’s owner, forum member “Petevb”. Built by Wevo in San Carlos, California, the car that you see before you is obviously no simple 4 cylinder stock 912. That was probably unnecessary to point out, because if you are here you more than likely already know that many monster 911 street and track cars have been built from unsuspecting 901 shells. The net result of this particular blend can best be described as a “1969 912 GT3 Cup”, as it starts with the shell of a 912,  takes the motor from a 2006 GT3 Cup car, utilizes a 993 series 6 speed transmission, and then PCCB carbon brakes and wraps it all up in a package weighing just 2,180 pounds. That’s quite a bit less than the 2006 Porsche GT3 Cup car’s 2,500 pound curb weight from which it’s engine originally derived, but at the same time, this vintage car does not employ all of the aerodynamic and down force advantages that the more modern car has benefited from years of development. So, which one is better? Is that even a plausible inquiry? There is no easy answer to that question, but there […]

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2008 Porsche 997.1 Twin Turbo Modification Thread

This 2008 Porsche 997.1 Twin Turbo is the subject of very short, 1 page build thread on 6speedonline.com, linked at the bottom of the page. It was posted by Fabryce Kutyba, founder of GMG Racing in Santa Ana, California during what we are assuming was a very rare brief moment of down time. Normally you can find him in charge of his winning race teams in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, or competing with one of his factory Audi R8 LeMans or Porsche GT3 Cup Cars in the Pirelli World Challenge. He is a busy man, so when he takes the time to post a build that his shop has executed, we are pulling up a chair for front row center viewing, no matter how brief the thread may be. It is not often that a Twin Turbo is used as the base of a project, as we have found that 996 and 997 owners normally prefer to start with the higher revving, naturally aspirated GT3 variants, even if they lacking in horsepower compared to their turbo kin. No matter, this one has featured a host of top quality suspension and engine modifications that should make it an absolute terror, stripping it of […]

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1973 Porsche 911 T Restored by the Factory at Porsche Classic Workshop

This 1973 Porsche 911 T is the subject of a full nut and bolt restoration by the Porsche factory’s restoration center in Germany. Porsche Classic Workshop bought the basket-case 911T off of eBay, and then renovated it at their Freiberg/Neckar facility located near their main plant in Zuffenhausen. They rebuilt the classic car over a year’s time by none other than some of the very factory workers who had assembled it 37 years prior, and then raffled it off at a 2011 Porsche Club of America event in Savannah, Georgia. Perhaps the most epic raffle drawing prize ever? We think so. Early, long-hood Porsche 911 values have absolutely skyrocketed in recent years, which can be attributed to their simple, lightweight engineering, defining what enthusiasts worldwide consider to be a true sports car when compared to today’s much larger, bloated, and electronics-laden machines. Hagerty Insurance’s Price Guide Report rates top-of-the-market, Condition 1 T’s at a recent high of $60,300. We wouldn’t be surprised if this particular car could have exceeded that number if it had been auctioned in Monterey, rather than raffled off in Savannah. The 911 T has an air-cooled flat-six engine with a displacement of 2.4 liters, producing 140 hp at 5,600 […]

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THE TOP 15 POSTS OF 2015: #11- 1962 VW Bus “Race-Taxi” with Porsche 993 Twin Turbo Engine

This 1962 VW T1 Split Window Bus is already an internet super star, seen by many car enthusiasts around the world on-line for years now, but we felt it was our duty at CarBuildIndex to bring it here to the attention of anyone who may have somehow missed it.  After all, how could we call ourselves a build site if we didn’t include the most bad-ass VW Bus project of all times? Well, we couldn’t, which is the reason why it is here. So, if you have seen it before, please pull up a chair, be kind to the others who haven’t made it’s acquaintance yet, introduce yourself and then let’s get straight to business and fill them in asap. To sum it all up, what we are looking at here is a VW Bus that has been built with the running gear from a Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, including it’s 520 hp engine, 6 speed transmission, suspension, brakes, and other associated hardware and interior bits. The massive cage looks looks more like a jungle gym, but this van ain’t made for child’s play. BBS E88 race wheels are the perfect choice for this track weapon and they look sinister […]

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Porsche 959 Factory Photographs

Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2015 everybody! Today I am re-posting a few features from the past in case you have missed them previously, but will be returning with new content this weekend. Stay tuned and thanks for checking in! Since we are on the subject of vintage factory photographs anyways, what better way to kick off an all new segment than with pictures of Porsche 959’s during their production?In total, 337 street legal 959’s were built at the Zuffenhausen assembly plant through the end of 1988 for the FIA homologation of Porsche’s Group B rally car, known as the Gruppe B. The factory used the race series as a test mule for a new all wheel drive system and advanced aerodynamics, as well as kevlar construction to keep the weight down. It is interesting to note that in 1992 to 1993… …Porsche used spare parts to build 8 additional ‘Komfort’ specification road cars, all propelled by a version of the same horizontally opposed 6 cylinder that we had come to know so very well, although this time around with 2.85 liters and employing twin turbos resulting in 444 hp. The classic 911 silhouette is still obvious in these 80’s super cars, […]

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