An Article by TheDrive
The body of a 1972 Porsche 911, the soul of an air-cooled 993, the stance of Kingpin. Take. Our. Money.
Picture Credit: Jordi Miranda
First there was Emory Motorsports, inventors of the Porsche appellation “Outlaw,” rearranging 964-series Porsche 911 internals to fit under the chelonian figure of the Porsche 356. Singer Design lit its flame at a similar torch, packaging that early nineties powertrain under seventies-era 911s. German importer, tuner, and race shop Kaege keeps a complementary light aglow on The Continent with what appears to be a 1972 911, but is so much more.
The tale begins with heresy, Roger Kaege’s eponymous firm declaring it kept a 993-series Porsche in its warehouse since 2010 because the Porsche “doesn’t have much significance.” Someone decided the way to make it relevant was to “give this technical substance the classic look it deserves.” The crew started with an F-Series 911, produced for less than one year between 1972 and 1973, but fabricated panels like the front bumper, hood, and rear end of the car in carbon fiber. With additional help from a lithium-ion battery substantial weight is removed from the equation, but the modern underpinnings erase the loss: a stock 1972 911 weighed 2,375 pounds, this one is clocks in at 2,635.
Forty-four years ago a 1972 911 T coupe cost $7,383. Kaege doesn’t say how much a soul would need to purchase this beauty, but the price is probably a synonym for the German word for “astronomical.”
By Jonathon Ramsey March 31, 2016