DRIVE is back for Season 6, and for the first new episode of the Tuned segment, Matt Farah checks out an air-cooled 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera.
Porsche specialist BBi Autosports builds everything fromstanding-mile monsters through daily drivers to GT race cars. It wasn’t toomuch of an effort, therefore, to create its first air-cooled 911. This is whatthe 911 GT3 RS would have been had it been born in the mid-eighties. It’s beenstripped to the bare bones to keep weight to a minimum, while the 3.6-literflat-6 has been cranked up by 100 horses to 275. Essentially a road-legaltrack car, the air-cooled 1985 Carrera took three years to build with partstaken from and inspired by an array of 911s as far back as the early Seventies.
One of the car's stand-out parts is the replica rear bumper from a 1974 RS through which the twin exhausts have been fitted. Get the full skinny on Dubbed “Project Nasty” in the following video.