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This Porsche 356 Is The Latest Restomod To Drool Over

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The competition-style Outlaw restomod makes a Singer look tame.

Want a vintage 911 made to look even older? Singer might be your best bet. But if it's something even older you want, Emory Motorsports is your address. And its latest project could be its most delectable yet.

Called the 356 RSR, it blends elements from Porsche's venerable 935 racer with the original 356 – models separated (not without a dose of numeric symbology ) by 35 years, but melded together here in one delicious package. And it wasn't built for just any customer, either. This one was commissioned by MOMO chief Henrique Cisneros, who supplied the finishing touches.

The design is based on sketches first drawn up in 2012, but completed under Cisneros' patronage – and to considerable effect, taking Emory's signature 356 Outlaw even further. It started life as a 1960 Porsche 356B T5 coupe, whose bodywork was beyond repair. The perfect platform, in other words, for Emory's transformation, melding elements of a 964-generation 911 chassis, and adding considerable upgrades in the process.

In the tail, for starters, sits Emory's 3.6-liter twin-turbo boxer four, kicking out an impressive 393 horsepower, channeled through a five-speed manual and a Quaife differential, and breathing through a 3-2-1 stainless steel exhaust with straight pipes.

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Emory stretched the wheelbase by over three inches to bridge the gap between the 356 and the 1990 964 Carrera 2, and mounted the chassis on a KW adjustable coil-over suspension with hydraulic lift, Tarrett sway bars, and a slew of upgrades from Eisenlohr Racing Products. And it rides on 17-inch MOMO Heritage wheels, shod with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R rubber.

MOMO also furnished the Prototipo steering wheel, five-point harness, layered-wood shift knob, pedals, and more. And Emory also fitted an 18-gallon competition-spec fuel cell with a Radium FCST delivery system.

The refurbished bodywork features a competition-style removable nose and tail crafted by hand from aluminum, with louvered front fenders – all coated in a special shade of Meteorite Matte Metallic that looks positively stunning.

"People had strong reactions when we debuted the 356 RSR at Luftgekühlt this past May," said its creator Rod Emory. "It was too over-the-top even for some of the forgiving purists – something we're used to after being branded Outlaws by the period-correct owners decades ago – but the car definitely attracted a lot of attention and now serves as a benchmark for what we can do with Porsche's extremely flexible platforms."