Would you have this or a Singer?
When it comes to the business of restoring and reimaging the Porsche 964, your mind immediately goes to Singer. Singer's 911 DLS will go down as one of the best man-made machines in history.
You might not be familiar with Strosek, but it does the same kind of thing as Singer, but it has been doing it for much longer. It dates back 40 years and has worked on various Porsches, including the 928 and 944. Naturally, it also has 964-based models. The first of these was introduced 30 years ago, and it was called the Mega Speedster.
If you look at the images of the Speedster below, you'll see why Strosek is not as well known as Singer. The idea is to enhance the 911's iconic lines subtly, not to create something that looks like a 964 that crashed into the rear of a Dodge Neon.
After three decades, Strosek is getting a second chance, and this time it did it the right way. To celebrate 30 years of the Mega, Strosek designed and built the Mega 30. Only 30 units will be produced.
Strosek designed a widebody kit for the 964. It consists of flared wheel arches front and rear, giving the car a much wider stance and looks particularly striking from the rear. These changes also allowed it to fit 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The rear rubber is a full 295 mm wide on each side, which is proper supercar territory. A modern Porsche 911's rear tires are just 10mm wider.
The tires need to be that wide to put down the power. Strosek added a new camshaft, a custom air-intake, a performance catalytic converter, and a sports exhaust. That takes power up to 300 horsepower, but Strosek can do a 450-hp version as well. The rear-mounted engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
On the inside, it has Recaro seats, carbon fiber accents, Alcantara trim, and a Momo steering wheel. A roll cage is also standard.
Each of the 30 cars is expected to cost somewhere around $350,000, making it undeniably expensive. And with the brand not being all that well known, we can't guarantee that you'll make your money back when it comes time to sell.