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Drive: Stripped Out Lightweight Air-Cooled 911 from 1985


Andy_Bangle
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The car used to be a regular Carrera model, but its 3.6-litre engine has been fettled with the old fashioned way, so that now it makes around 100 more naturally-aspirated horsepower at the wheels, being rated at 275 rwhp. Flared rear wheel-arches, special bumpers front and back, as well as a unique “whale tail” spoiler give the exterior a subtle "this could be stock, but I'm not sure" kind of look. The retro HRE rims are also a standout feature.

The suspension has been completely revamped and so have the brakes. The team behind it even removed the sunroof, because it added unnecessary weight high up in the car, raising its center of gravity. This is not the kind of car one would want to drive every day, but as a track day machine, which is balanced, not overly-powerful and fun to drive, this style of car is very close to epitomizing the breed.

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Is it possible for a Pork of that vintage to be 'balanced'?

I always though the whole principle of the 911 was that it wasn't balanced, and that it was the massive rear weight bias and resulting traction that made them the car people love?

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