Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

There is a new Porsche 911 restomod in town. UK-based Porsche specialist company Paul Stephens unveiled the AutoArt 993R, a new restomod built from the 993 generation 911, on Tuesday.

While some restomods feature extensive modifications, a press release from Paul Stephens said the company has taken a “less is more” approach to this car. The original customer’s request was to improve the base car 993 Carrera 2 by 25% in each area.

For the flat-6 engine, that meant increasing the displacement from the stock 3.6-liter to 3.8-liter and adding new interiors, including a crankshaft from a 997 911 GT3. The result is 330hp (a 360hp option is also available) and 265Nm of torque, which is routed to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine originally produced 270 hp.

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Weight has also been reduced from 3,020 pounds stock to 2,689 pounds (with fluids), giving the 993R a weight-to-power ratio comparable to a 996 911 GT3, according to the company, although it hasn’t released any performance data.

To help reduce weight, Paul Stephens eliminated the stock sunroof and rear wiper mechanism and replaced the stock front hood with an aluminum version, the latter saving 17 declared pounds. A composite engine cover and new front and rear bumpers save 17 pounds claimed and 19.8 pounds, respectively.

The weight reduction effort continued with the interior. Paul Stephens removed numerous components, including the center console, glove box, audio system, power windows, central locking and airbag. The standard air conditioning and seats were replaced with lighter versions and a roll cage was fitted.

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Paul Stephens Autoart 993R Porsche 911 restomod

Stopping power is provided by the steel calipers and rotors of a 993 generation 911 RS. Since the 993R is primarily a road car, carbon ceramic brakes were considered unnecessary, according to the company. The car is also equipped with five-way adjustable suspension and 18-inch 996 GT3 wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

If you like what you see, Paul Stephens accepts orders for other 993R builds at an unknown price. The company also works on previous air-cooled 911 models, including the 964.

Paul Stephens isn’t the only company specializing in Porsche 911 restomods. California-based Gunther Werks is already known for 993 restomods, while Singer makes high-end builds based on the older 964 generation.

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