A racer it may be but it’s also road legal, which adds to its versatility. Gleaming black with gold Group 4 wheels, it is predominantly steel, but does feature fiberglass hood, doors and engine lid plus, of course, a competition spec stripped out interior, with dual Recaro Pole Position seats and full welded in roll cage. As such, it tips the scales at just 2500 pounds.
Reassuringly, in the hands of British racers Tim Barber and Adrian Rowlands, there is a packed history file and invoices that stack up to over $68,000 with JAZ Porsche, Unit 11 and 911 Triple R. Most notably, the standard SC engine is long gone and in its place a Carrera 3.2 motor, rebuilt to 3.4 liter spec by JAZ Porsche, with a host of upgrades including Mahle pistons, lightweight Carillo rods, 964 cams and a Wayne Schofield mapped ECU. Power is a strong and reliable 265 bhp, with a full dyno report from BS Motorsport. Putting that output on the road is a recently rebuilt Type 915 gearbox, with LSD.
The well-planted suspension is solid mounted, with poly bushes and JRZ double adjustable dampers. Currently the car rolls on Bridgestone performance road/track rubber.
In summer 2023, the exhaust was replaced with a Fabspeed Supercup Exhaust and European Pre-Muffler Pipe. Resulting in 16 pounds of weight loss and at least 15 increase in bhp to approximately 265 on a car now weighing under 2500 pounds.
Road, track or both, the choice is yours. With dual seats you can share the fun of a track day, and what a great way to enjoy fast lapping on any circuit. Competition wise, this well-sorted machine would be immediately competitive in a number of series, including sprints and hillclimbs. With the full cage, it could even be turned into a safari rally car. After all a 911 did win the RAC (Roger Albert Clark) Rally in 2021.
And while I’ve yet to drive this weapon on track, I can tell you it makes for an exhilarating road car. With no AC, heat or radio, you wouldn’t want to go grand touring in it, but for a Sunday morning blast, it certainly blows the cobwebs away! The weight loss and the on demand 265 bhp, make for a rapid and quick to react drive.
Racing 911s don’t get much more cost effective than this. You can expect this to be pretty tough too, with a solid shell and fresh, well proven mechanicals. It’s ready to race in 2023, so what are you waiting for?