20 years after the end of production, Porsche Classic revives a 911 Turbo with an air-cooled engine which is based on an original body shell, and has an appearance as unique as its history. For its Golden Yellow Metallic body pain, the same color as the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, the show car received its name – Project Gold. 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.
After its premier on September 27 at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, it 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. Proceeds from the sale 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.
Developing 450 horsepower, Project Gold is not lawful for registration or street usage and is limited to driving on private tracks. To construct the uniquecar, the experts at Porsche Classic relied on a selection of over 6,500 genuine parts that Porsche Classic offers exclusively for 993-generation Porsche 911 models.
The body shell first went through the corrosion protection and painting process applied to today’s series-production vehicles. It then was assembled and tuned by Porsche Classic specialists at the Porsche Classic restoration workshop near Stuttgart. A brand new 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine developing 450 hp was installed. The manual transmission and all-wheel drive components were also sourced from the Porsche Classic range of genuine parts. The hand-stamped chassis number follows that of the last series-production street-legal 993 Turbo, which rolled off the production line in 1998.
The exterior and interior elements were coordinated with the workshop’s dedicated Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur experts who contributed to creating the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive series. The designers at Style Porsche worked on the color gradients and positioning of badges as well as other interior details.
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