Many car fans of the Porsche brand love the classic air-cooled 911 but don’t want to hustle with the derivatives of having an old car – so they need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on restomods from Singer and others.
The restomod on the classic 911 means you get all the bells and whistles – visually – of the old model of your choice but don’t give up today’s technology and safety. Having the whole nine yards is a serious investment, but if you’re looking for an affordable option the Lightspeed Classic 911 will come into play. The proportions and looks resemble any classic 911 silhouette – which hasn’t changed much in more than half a century. But if you look carefully at the gallery, you’ll see the amazing machine is a 980-kilogram (2,160 lbs) ballerina with 17-inch wheels and a rear that is almost as wide as the 930 Turbo. The Lightspeed will be true to its name thanks to the carbon fiber hood, front, and rear fenders. Then there’s the 964 RS power mill that has been modified with titanium parts and a 7,500 rpm redline, for 360 horsepower from the boxer engine to burn rubber properly. Engineering is further exquisite down the line by using the 993 RS injector holder assembly, which consists of six injectors form the 996 using the 993’s ECU mapping.
Other mechanical highlights include a six-speed manual sourced from the 996 Turbo and cohabiting with a 997 GT3 RS’ clutch. The driver though will only brag about the magnificent cable-driven CAE milled aluminum shifter. From the options list we could also highlight the brake force distribution knob. And the best part – pricing starts at around 100,000 euros and a fully-fledged Lightspeed Classic 911 will set the customer back around 160,000 euros – about $180,000 – which is actually a better deal than today’s Porsche 911 Turbo S.