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Farah Returns in Tuned '85 Carrera

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 from standing-mile monsters through daily drivers to GT race cars. It wasn’t too much of an effort, therefore, to create its first air-cooled 911. This is what the 911 GT3 RS would have been had it been born in the mid-eighties. It’s been stripped to the bare bones to keep weight to a minimum, while the 3.6-liter flat-6 has been cranked up by 100 horses to 275. Essentially a road-legal track car, the air-cooled 1985 Carrera took three years to build with parts taken 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.

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