Emerging German restorer shows a Porsche 964, and it is amazing!
Up until recently, restoration of such classics as the Porsche 911 (964) has been the prerogative of U.S.-based Singer Vehicle Design. Each one-off restomod took Singer up to 2 years to produce and often cost north of $500,000. Today, let us look at what appears to be a highly worthy alternative from Germany.
This so-called Porsche 911 Hearbeat stems from Mletzko, a company that has been in the car business for several years now, but never before attempted full-scale restoration of classics such as this one. What really astonishes is the sheer quality of execution, which appears to be at least on par with Singer’s. The made-in-1992 racer gets a complete carbon body, dropping its weight from 1,350 kg (ca. 3,000 lbs) down to just 1,145 kg (2,525 lbs). Replacing the entire on-board electronics with miniature modern equivalents enabled shedding another couple kilos.
The car’s stock 3.6-liter engine received a boost from its original 250 hp (186 kW) and 315 Nm (232 lb-ft) of torque to 369 hp (275 kW) and 398 Nm (293 lb-ft). Mletzko claims this makes it the single most powerful street-legal 911 (964) Porsche in Germany.
The suspension was upgraded with Öhlins parts, and the standard rims yielded their place to 17-inch ATS rollers wrapped in Michelin tires. The interior also enjoys a luxurious makeover, complete with a unique seat design.
The project took eight months to complete and cost the client €600,000.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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