Purists may not like it, but we think it looks great.
Just last week, we featured a 996 911 GT2 that was transformed into a 1,160 hp monster. The 996 was probably the least loved 911 of all time in contrast to the 993, which was probably the most loved. We are now featuring a 993 911 that has been extensively modified. The car started off in life as a 1995 Carrera 2, but has now become a head-turning supercar. The project was completed in 2015 and the seller claims that very few miles have been put on since. The current asking price is $109,997 and the car is currently offered at Kelly Motorcars in PA.
Paying over $100,000 for a 993 911 may seem like a lot, but it is not uncommon in today's market. GT2 variants of the 993 have fetched over $1 million at auction. This orange monster may not be the rare GT2 model, but it does have many of the same things that make the GT2 great. Like the GT2, this car features an adjustable (and riveted) widebody skirt kit. The car was given a VAD (Vogue Auto Design) widebody conversion kit, which gives the car a nice stance. The car rides on SSR Professor wheels, which cost $6,500 and Toyo Proxes R888 tires which cost $2,500. Stopping power is handled by new Big Red 993 Turbo ventilated brakes that are painted orange to match the car.
The orange is an original Porsche color called Continental Orange (color code 107). The car was stripped down and sanded to bare metal, then given this awesome shade. This car will actually ride better than a stock 993 thanks to adjustable AccuAir self-leveling coilovers. Some people may object to a 993 that has been so extensively modified, but we think that the results look fantastic. The modification that purists may take the biggest issue with is what powers this 993. We assume that the car's original 3.6-liter flat-six was ruined in some way, because the engine has been swapped for an LS1. Cue gasps of outrage from 911 collectors.
Like many builds, this 993 is powered by a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 from a Corvette. This engine produces 475 hp thanks to a new intake and throttle body. This is actually 25 hp more than the most powerful 993 GT2, so this car should be incredibly fast. The LS1 is mated to the car's original six-speed manual transmission and has less than 800 miles on it. The cost of the engine was $6,500, and the seller claims that over $90,000 was invested into the project on top of the 993's standalone value. It is hard to estimate whether this car is actually worth the asking price, but we have no doubt that it would be a blast to drive. Not only does it have more power than a GT2, it has the amazing sound of a V8 LS motor.
This 911 is unique because it is both classic and functional. This car looks like it would be right at home on a race track or at a car show. It may piss off Porsche purists, but this car wouldn't look out of place at either a German car event or a Corvette show. People may wonder why your "Corvette" has its engine in the wrong place, but you'll have the satisfaction of standing out at any car show. Even if someone had no idea what type of car this was, the orange paint would make it clear that this is something special.