Porsche 912c Restomod Debuts With Carbon Fiber Body And 170 HP

The Porsche 912 has a strange place in the brand’s history. It uses the air-cooled four-cylinder engine from the outgoing 356 but has a new 911 body. Production lasted from 1965 to 1969. Kamm Manufacturing of Budapest, Hungary, has just announced a restomod for this rather obscure model.

Manufacturing call this creation 912c. It starts with an actual 912 donor car and disarms the vehicle for a complete restoration. The body panels look like the original car but are now made of carbon fiber instead of steel. There are also Lexan chassis and window reinforcements. The resulting curb weight is only 1,653 pounds (750 kilograms) from the use of this lightweight component.

Power comes from a 2.0-liter flat-four engine from the company JPS Aircooled. That makes 170 horsepower (127 kilowatts) and revs to 7,200 rpm. In comparison, the original 912 has 1.6 liter air-cooled flat-four produces 90 hp (67 kW)so Kamm Manufacturing gave the car a significant powertrain upgrade.

The driver switches via a five-speed manual with a dogleg layout. The rear axle has a ZF-sourced limited-slip differential.

The 912c’s suspension includes specially tuned coilovers from Kamm Manufacturing. The dampers and sway bars on both axles can be adjusted according to the driver’s preference. Braking comes from the Porsche 911 964 generation cutout at the front and Brembo aluminum stoppers at the rear. It rides on a center locking tricycle with Yokohama AD08RS tires.

Inside, Kamm adds seats with a carbon fiber structure and uses lightweight materials as trim in the cabin. The electric AC system keeps the interior comfortable even when driving on hot days. Audio upgrade is an available option.

Kamm plans to start building 912c customer examples in 2023. The starting price is €325,000 ($323,841 at current exchange rates), and reservation slots are available now.

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