No matter how many times we said it – there’s something magic about seeing an older Porsche 911 turned into a modern vehicle without impacting the retro flavor.
Ok, Singer does it best but come on – this short film from Kaege is also great. The world of classic Porsches has always had a special place for the customizers that keep the 911’s classic look while putting inside modern amenities. The Porsche aficionados at Kaege in Germany have taken the wraps off their version of the 993 with a wide range of retro-flavored cosmetic tweaks as an honorable mention of the 1972 F Series 911. The model has been dubbed “Retro” and work started by stripping it down to the bare essentials – all body panels are now made out of carbon fiber as the procedure shaved more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds). The project now tips the scales at just 1, 195 kilograms (2, 634 pounds, dry).
It also packs Fuchs-styled wheels and a set of KW coilovers – as well as LED technology for the lighting clusters. In the back sits an air-cooled 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine delivering 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts), complete with a reworked exhaust system. The interior carries the 1970s theme – complete with modern flavors from the Becker navigation and Recaro front seats. The company says that with the “Retro” it wants to show the world its vision of a “perfect Porsche 911.”