There are not any shortages of Porsche 911-based restomods and whereas Singer and others are already on it by way of reworking 964 911s into hypercar-style unique machines, one other new title has now cropped up: Theon Design. This can be a UK-based agency that additionally delivers ‘reimagined’ Porsche 911s (964s) whereas additionally providing to supply a donor automobile to the client together with full restorations as nicely. Its newest automobile, known as, Theon Design HK002 is their third commissioned automobile and the second to Hong Kong. HK002 relies on a completely restored Porsche 911 (964) whereas having a beautiful design together with a potent powertrain. Like all restomods, it’s all handmade craftsmanship as right here a 964 911 is stripped-back-to-bare-metal and totally restored. Every part is modelled in 3D design whereas the automobile is completed in metal together with the truth that the bumpers and a spoiler are manufactured in carbon fibre by an F1 provider. Theon will even do full physique commissions in carbon fibre- ought to a buyer want so.
There are additionally some beautiful design particulars together with these electrically adjustable, machined billet aluminium mirrors together with these beautiful deep-dish wheels. These sensuous haunches are good fodder for a beautiful design and it takes the 964 as a canvas albeit turning it additional into an artwork on wheels sculpture. It’s nonetheless a 964 though extra distinctive and exquisite. Lastly, these quad exhausts poking out are maybe one of many few indicators of modernity whereas hinting on the energy on supply.
The Theon Design Porsche is much less radical however purer as a restomod whereas the powertrain is a 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six producing 371bhp and 300lb/ft of torque. There are different engine choices starting from 3.6- to 4.0- litre naturally aspirated or turbocharged. It options impartial throttle our bodies, flowed and ported heads, a lightened and balanced backside finish, Mahle barrels and pistons, Carrillo rods and customized profile camshafts. The drive is taken to the rear wheels by way of a completely rebuilt G50 six-speed guide gearbox from the 993, whereas the automobile crouches even nearer to the bottom than a 964 RS with KW Variant 3 dampers throughout.
The strategy can be seen with the parts as Theon Design changed the 964’s authentic air-conditioning, and power-steering items with extra environment friendly ones. They’re now positioned low-down within the entrance of the automobile, which helps create a near-ideal 50:50 weight distribution. Weight has been stored in verify too since this automobile weighs in at simply 1248kg.
Inside, the cabin is interval right and it does have a vigorous color scheme: Recaro entrance seats completed in semi-aniline inexperienced leather-based with a Spinneybeck weave and contrasting yellow stripe. Some unique automobile references embody a centre console draped in carbon fibre after which wrapped in leather-based, whereas additionally that includes uncovered carbon panels. The Nardi steering wheel was customized stitched to match the automobile’s inside by Nardi itself.
You then additionally get a leather-wrapped carbon fibre gasoline tank cowl and a 964 RS strut-brace, wrapped in woven leather-based.
Some trendy facilities have been added to the cabin though the aesthetics haven’t been messed with. There’s a hidden reversing digicam display screen, which flips down as soon as the motive force engages reverse gear whereas even the stereo unit is hidden- therefore giving the cabin a clutter-free look. A magnetic wi-fi charger, mounted behind the dashboard implies that a smartphone may be connected, offering a management for the sound system and satellite tv for pc navigation.
The pricing shouldn’t be as stratospheric as a few of the new restomods however you’ll nonetheless must cough up $500,000- excluding the price of the donor automobile however there are already sufficient rich 911 lovers because the firm has a big order financial institution. Therefore, the Theon Design Porsche 911 is a tasteful restomod whereas standing out from the plethora of different 911-based restomods.