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Old 03-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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You want: Porsche P/904 Carrera

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Pretty, isn't it? What you're looking at is the automotive equivalent of Back To The Future. It's called the Porsche P/904 Carrera, and it is the latest in an army of classic bodystyles hiding modern machinery.

Texas-based Tuner Gullwing America has announced this as its latest project; an ambitious build harking back to the glory days of 1960s endurance racing, and one of the prettiest Porsche models ever built.

You'll no doubt remember the original Porsche 904: it was designed by ‘Butzi', the eldest son of Ferry Porsche and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, as an entrant for the mid-60s endurance racing scene, who admits it remains his favourite car. Conceived as a featherweight, the 904 utilised steel and plastic in its construction, and weighed in at just 530kg. In fact, it was the first Porsche to use a full plastic body.

Naturally, homologation required 100 examples to be built to allow it race time, and when it reached the circuits in those heady days, it won the Targo Florio (1964), and had successes at the Tour de France, 1,000km Nürburgring race, Le Mans and the Reims 24 hour race.

So a handy starting block for the Texan tuner, then. Gullwing America told TopGear.com that they use the base of a second-generation Porsche Boxster, complete with a six-speed manual gearbox and 3.4-litre engine, producing 291bhp. The tuner will also fit a sports exhaust to keep the 60s racecar sound and vibe alive, together with adjustable suspension.

Unlike the original though, this new P/904 will feature a hybrid aluminium composite body built in Germany, and Gullwing told us they're not after aping the original's featherweight brief "for safety reasons - remember, this is a street car".

Custom 18in GWA five spoke alloy wheels will fill those 60s arches, while inside the instrument panel, seats and steering wheel will all be adjusted to give it that retro feel too, we're promised.

Currently, the company is developing a prototype, and so a final production date hasn't been set. But the conversion from Boxster to this glorious throwback will cost just under £60,000 - and that doesn't include the donor car or any additional work.




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I love the shape of it, reminds me of the old Ford GT40
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Looks gorgeous. Not feeling the wheels though.
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Talk about timeless design. The lines still look very much modern.
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So damn hot. I want 3.
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Yum. I agree about the wheels, reminds me of something from an old muscle car.
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Looks gorgeous. Not feeling the wheels though.
Needs wire wheels I think.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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I like it, but I think the original has cleaner, smoother lines. This one is too lumpy compared to the flatter original.




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Look at how small it is compared to a modern 911!!!

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Now that's a pretty Porsche.
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I love this car, gives me inspiration to work harder for one.

Reminds me of the other Porsche Unicorn (962CR)...







And after Rauh Welt was done with it...





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This is one of the most amazing things I've seen in a good while.
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Sure glad I didn't skip this thread like all the other porsche bleh threads.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #18
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MUCH prefer the Dauer 968 over the Schuppan 962 with those round headlights.
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This car looks great but it's I think I prefer the 550 spyder:


or if it's gotta be a kitted new porsche, the Stinger 911:
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I know its not a porsche but it reminds me of this car (guess its the retro styling)
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they're making a new car btw that uses the BMW 1M chassis (but in carbon fibre) but they've only got a concept drawing



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[QUOTE=artmotion;7867880]This car looks great but it's I think I prefer the 550 spyder:


this is 1 of my fav
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Omg dat lip on rear wheels.

I want so bad.
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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the man who penned the ORIGINAL 904 and 901/911 design, passed away today. RIP.

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche - designer of the 911 - dies at age 76
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