There isn’t any lack of Restomods primarily based on the Porsche 911 and whereas Singer and others are already poised to show the 964 911s into unique hypercar-style machines, now one other new identify has popped up: Theon Design. This can be a UK primarily based firm that additionally provides ‘reimagined’ merchandise Porsche 911 (964s) whereas additionally providing to offer a donor automobile to the consumer in addition to full restorations. Their newest automobile, known as Theon Design HK002 is their third automobile ordered and the second in Hong Kong. HK002 relies on a totally restored Porsche 911 (964) whereas having a gorgeous design with a strong powertrain. Like all restomods, every thing is completed by hand, as a result of right here a 964 911 is stripped naked and utterly restored. Each part is modeled in 3D design whereas the automobile is completed in metal with the truth that the bumpers and a spoiler are constructed from carbon fiber by an F1 provider. Theon may also do full carbon fiber bodywork orders, if a buyer needs.
There are some good design particulars, too, together with these machined, power-adjustable, billet-aluminum mirrors, and people superior deep wheels. These sultry hips are good fodder for a stunning design and it takes the 964 like a canvas whereas turning it extra into an artwork sculpture on wheels. It is nonetheless a 964, though extra typical and exquisite. Lastly, these quadruple exhausts protruding are maybe one of many few indicators of modernity whereas alluding to the ability provided.
Porsche Theon Design is much less radical however purer as a restomod whereas the powertrain is a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six producing 371 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. There are different engine choices starting from 3.6 to 4.0 liters naturally aspirated or turbocharged. It options unbiased throttle our bodies, forged and ported heads, a lightened and balanced backside finish, Mahle barrels and pistons, Carrillo rods and customized profile camshafts. Drive is shipped to the rear wheels by way of a totally rebuilt G50 six-speed handbook gearbox from the 993, whereas the automobile squats even nearer to the bottom than a 964 RS with KW Variant 3 dampers throughout .
The strategy can also be seen with the elements, as Theon Design has changed the 964’s authentic air-con and energy steering models with extra environment friendly ones. They’re now positioned low on the entrance of the automobile, serving to to create an almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The load has additionally been stored beneath management since this automobile weighs solely 1248 kg.
Inside, the passenger compartment is interval and sports activities a palette of vigorous colors: Recaro entrance seats in semi-aniline inexperienced leather-based with a Spinneybeck weaving and contrasting yellow band. Some unique automobile references embrace a middle console draped in carbon fiber after which wrapped in leather-based, whereas additionally that includes uncovered carbon panels. The Nardi steering wheel was customized sewn to match the inside of the automobile by Nardi himself.
Then you definitely additionally get a leather-wrapped carbon fiber gas tank cowl and a 964 RS spacer, wrapped in braided leather-based.
Some trendy facilities have been added to the cabin, though the aesthetics haven’t been modified. There is a hidden rear-view digital camera display screen, which lowers as soon as the motive force engages reverse whereas even the stereo unit is hidden, giving the cabin a clutter-free look. A magnetic wi-fi charger, mounted behind the dashboard, permits a smartphone to be linked, permitting management of the audio system and satellite tv for pc navigation.
The worth is not fairly as stratospheric as a few of the newer restomods, however you will nonetheless should shell out $500,000 – not together with the price of the donor automobile, however there are already sufficient rich 911 fans because the firm has an essential financial institution of instructions. Due to this fact, the Theon Design Porsche 911 is a tasteful restomod whereas standing out from the plethora of different 911-based restomods.