DP Motorsport may have outdone itself with this one.
DP Motorsport is back at it again with another great Porsche 911 restomod: the 964 Classic RSR "Stonegrey." This model is a continuation of what the company has been pushing out for over a decade now, with the tuner putting out a slightly improved model every few years or so. There aren't many companies you'd let completely change a classic model like the 964, but DP Motorsport is definitely on the list.
As you may have noticed, DP takes a 964-generation 911 and turns back the time on it to make it look like a modified Porsche from the '70s. The first 964 Classic RSR model the company put out was shown to the world in 2013. The head of DP, Patrick Zimmermann, wanted this model to be approachable and not something that is hidden away for long periods; this is a car meant to be driven, and the changes reflect that.
The thing that drives the brand is the idea of keeping the models as light as possible, and it does this by using lightweight construction wherever it can. This sees the use of carbon-Kevlar in the hand-made body components in the new body kit that is meant to look like the absurdly rare (and exquisite to drive) Carrera RSR 2.8. New front fenders, rear side panels, hoods, aprons, doors, and the use of Plexiglass in the side windows (with FIA-compliant sliding windows) allow the model to weigh just 1,050 kilograms (2,314 pounds).
DP tries to do as much as it can by hand, so the front fenders and rear side walls are laminated in that way. DP also created the framework for welded Fuchs forged wheels wrapped in Michelin TB5 tires for racing. It also sits on a new KW individually adjustable coil-over suspension with colored anodized top mounts.
DP even did some work on the naturally aspirated flat-six, increasing displacement to 3.8 liters. Thanks in part to a new stainless steel exhaust system with fan headers and two catalytic converters, the car develops 320 horsepower (an increase of 70 hp) and 280 lb-ft of torque. The gearing is controlled via a 993 GT2 shifter connected to a G50 five-speed manual and a limited-slip differential, which should make for a stunning combination. Although not mentioned, we suspect the brakes also got some love.
The interior is heavily revised, too, with a body-colored roll cage, a four-point racing harness, a Momo sports steering wheel for that delicate touch, and "Lollipop" profile bucket seats upholstered in synthetic leather and Alcantara and complemented by Schroth four-point harnesses.
Oh, and if you haven't noticed, it received an immaculate paint job. It's now finished in a gorgeous shade called Stonegrey with the great addition of Burgundy Red wording and accents.
This vehicle is basically a completely new old car, and we love it. Pricing wasn't given on the model, but a few years ago, when we wrote about a very similar vehicle, that one cost $183,363 before the price of the donor car. Handbuilt classic sports cars certainly don't come cheap, but there is hope for those on something of a budget.
If you're lucky enough to have a 964 911 and you still want to chop it up into a time capsule from the era of disco, DP also sells "almost all" the parts individually so you can take it back in time at your own pace. If you don't have one, the company can provide complete bodies too. Whichever route you choose, this looks like a sublime driver's car that should be loads of fun on any street or circuit.