Porsche 911 (964) By Theon Design Gets A Carbon Fiber Body And 400 HP

Singer doesn’t have to be your go-to source for Porsche 911 restorations as UK-based Theon Design will also build the sports car of your dreams. This 964-gen model started out as a Carrera 4, but now engine output is channeled only to the rear wheels. It uses a six-speed manual gearbox modified from the transmission used by the newer 993 model and also gets a limited-slip differential for better traction.

Beneath the striking purple paint are carbon fiber body panels to reduce the car’s weight to just 1,164 kilograms (2,566 pounds). At the heart of the classic 911 is a naturally aspirated flat-six engine with a displacement of 4.0 liters. It pumps out a healthy 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet (476 Newton-meters) of torque. Theon Design mentions that it offers a range of air-cooled flat-six (3.6 to 4.0 liters) that can be turbocharged or even supercharged for extra power.

With great power came great responsibility, so British specialists upgraded the brakes with carbon discs and pads. There is also an active wing at the rear while the front has a modern air conditioning system to keep you cool on hot summer days. Codenamed CHI001, custom 946-based creations benefit from interchangeable exhausts and independent damping control with five selectable damping modes.

Commissioned by a customer from Chile, the new Porsche 911 sports 17-inch Fuchs-style alloy wheels. The beautiful interior is also purple, and it is a beautiful sight to behold. It gets Recaro Club Sport front seats equipped with Touring seats in the back. The woven leather panels are visible everywhere you look, including the dashboard. To keep up with the times, a magnetic wireless smartphone charger has been added and there is also Bluetooth connectivity to control the Focal sound system.

At the risk of stating the obvious, the Porsche 911 “OEM+” by Theon Design isn’t the best offer of the century. Prices start at £380,000 (about $418,000 at current exchange rates), but that doesn’t include the donor car, shipping and local taxes. Customers will also have to arm themselves with a lot of patience as it takes around 18 months to complete the build.

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