This bespoke Porsche is headed for Hong Kong.
In the performance world, there's no sportscar quite like a Porsche 911. Its handling, its connection to the road, its delicacy, its stability - everything about the car is unmatched by any other manufacturer, no matter how hard they may try. When it comes to restored and enhanced Porsches, there's again only one name that matters: Singer.
But Theon Design is challenging that opinion with its offerings, the most recent of which is called the HK002. We won't keep you guessing what that designation means - this car has been commissioned for a Hong Kong resident. But what makes it special?
As you can see from the pics, this is an old Porsche with modern enhancements. However, while Singer has proved time and again that its chief defining characteristic is attention to detail, it seems that Theon Design may not take this quite so seriously. To our eyes, the car you see before you is a 930 generation 911, but the press fluff supplied with these photos continually states that this is a 964 model. That doesn't bode well, especially when you're paying a minimum of £300,000, or over $416,000... Oh, and that figure doesn't include the car itself or taxes.
Model specifics aside, this is still an impressive machine. It weighs just 2,751 pounds and is fitted with a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated air-cooled flat-six engine producing 371 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
Before that power plant is fitted, the car is stripped to bare metal and fully restored using 3D design software and digital scanning. The body is made mainly of steel, while the rear spoiler is made of carbon fiber and the mirrors of billet aluminum. You can have the full body in carbon though, and can get bigger engines and even a turbocharged motor, assuming your pockets are deep enough.
In this example, Recaro CS Sportster seats have been fitted and trimmed in semi-aniline green leather with a Spinneybeck weave. A Nardi steering wheel and a carbon center console complete the look, while modern amenities such as a rearview camera and wireless charging make it usable as a daily. It's a beautiful product, but we'd still rather have a Singer, thanks. At least that company knows what cars it's working on.