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Porsche Rebuilds Classic 911 Turbo Using Genuine Parts

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Porsche Project Gold

Meet “Project Gold,” Porsche’s latest contribution to its 70 year anniversary celebrations. It’s a 993-generation 911 Turbo, which is to say it’s the 911 Turbo that Porsche built in the nineties, except this one is brand new. No, not mint condition — brand new.

It was built by Porsche Classic, the company arm devoted to restoring old cars, as a showcase of skill. More than 6,500 of the genuine parts Porsche Classic offers for 993-generation models were used to build Project Gold. According to Porsche, its Classic division currently stocks around 52,000 parts.

Construction of the Porsche Project Gold took about a year and a half. The bodyshell, painted Golden Yellow Metallic in reference to the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, was put through a modern process of corrosion protection and painting, before specialists at the Porsche restoration workshop in Stuttgart got to work on assembly and tuning.

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Under the hood, the Porsche Project Gold is a mix of new and old. It uses a brand new 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine rated at 450 horsepower, combined with an all-wheel-drive system and manual transmission built from the Porsche Classic genuine parts.

And a nice touch for the collectors who would want to get their hands on it: the hand-stamped chassis number follows the last series-production model of the 993 Turbo, which last rolled off the production line in 1998.

“Although we are starting a new chapter in our sports car history with the Porsche Taycan, the story of how the company evolved is no less significant,” said Detlev von Platen, a Porsche sales executive. “On the contrary, this Golden Yellow 993 demonstrates how incredibly passionate we are about the tradition of our brand.”

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