406HP + Carbon Fiber: Endless Excitement!
The renowned UK firm Theon Design unveils its GBR002 commission, and it is marvelous. Replacing the existing shell of the 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2, which has undeniably attractive lines and curves, is a reinvented carbon fiber body. Clearly, this is definitively the way to go – we can easily agree on that!
The end product weighs an impressive 2,577lbs and with 406hp, flying down a snaking canyon road will no longer be a slow-moving experience. This power comes from a robust 4.0-liter air-cooled flat-six engine attached to a 6-speed manual transmission that directs torque to the rear tires.
Once again, we yearn for a new-age OEM sports car that epitomizes the identical qualities of lightness, suitable strength, as well as captivating performance features; sadly, instead of this, customizing outfits like Theon Design are demonstrating how it should be accomplished with extraordinary success.
In keeping with its name, this is not the inaugural British commission; the initial being centered around a 1990 Carrera 4. Unlike that car’s lined in grey interior, GBR002 employs Muslin leather coupled with white accents and green trims, allowing for a feeling of opulence which rivalled Alcantara-laden cabins, at almost twice the cost of a new 992 GT3 RS. Although Theon Design has not exposed the exact price tag of this bespoke commission yet as each exclusive build possesses its own subsequent costings.
No matter which model a customer chooses, Adam Hawley, co-founder of the company, ensures that “each creation still feels like a classic Porsche, just one that’s been taken to a higher level of performance and practicality.” From the 993 Speedster to the 964 C4S, each vehicle is crafted with precision and care, providing drivers with a truly unique experience. Every car is tailored to the customer’s exact specifications, incorporating features like adjustable suspension, upgraded brakes, and custom-made bodywork. Customers can also choose from a variety of paint and interior options to give their ride a truly personal touch. With the help of the company’s expert team of engineers, each Porsche is transformed into an awe-inspiring masterpiece. No matter what the finished product looks like, Adam Hawley guarantees that it will still have the same classic Porsche feel, only enhanced with improved performance and usability.
Consistently, the excellence of the supplies and the culmination of every element appears to be outstanding, but as a perfectionist, this author has some observations.
The Recaro CS seats seem oddly modernized for this 30-year-old motor vehicle, somewhat dissonanting with the otherwise vintage ambience of the interior. Of course, they are much better suited for quickly maneuvering curves; however, it’s not like this automobile is aiming to compete in any Nurburgring track events, is it? We find the ITA001 traditional fitment more befitting. Furthermore, the four pipe discharge system kindly reminds us of either a BMW’s construction, or at best, that of the contemporary 911 Turbo.
However, ignoring these small issues, this revived version of the renowned sports car is remarkably attractive and everyone at CarBuzz would undoubtedly form an orderly queue for the chance to possess one; even if it meant sacrificing a limb or two.