With original Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweights reaching astronomical figures, it is hardly surprising that Porsche owners are looking at replicas based on the ethos of this legendary Porsche in order to recreate the exhilarating experience of driving such a Porsche icon. Based on a 1967 2.0 litre shell, this car was built as a show car and an ultimate track day car by the Porsche Shop of Halesowen and features a potent 3.0 litre engine completely rebuilt with 906 cams, 3.2 litre Carrera running gear, fitted with JE pistons and downdraft Weber carburettors. According to the vendor, the result produces a staggering 243 bhp, which is transmitted via a Porsche 906 gearbox.
Armed with such potency, it is no surprise to learn that this car has been fitted with phenomenally efficient Porsche turbo brakes and rides on 17 inch RS split rim wheels with Toyo 888 tyres (1 track day only). Bilstein dampers, fully geometrically set up by Ninemeister with poly bushes, help keep the car planted in corners while a large oil cooler kit keeps the engine cool when the car is driven in anger. Externally, the Porsche Maritime Blue paintwork is complimented by Carrera scripts while the 964 bodywork and the evocative 2.7 RS rear spoiler signals that this car means business!
Keeping the driver safe, the interior comprises of black leather racing seats and harnesses, rear roll cage by Safety Devices, detachable Sparco steering wheel, on-board fire extinguisher and aluminium, drilled drivers’ pedals.
Rarely do such rebuilds evoke such desire as this. Its presentation is meticulous with no expense spared, evolving into a brilliant road/track car armed with awesome looks and a truly spine tingling soundtrack that can only appreciate in value and desirability.