Our goal was to find a
vehicle platform to build on that could provide us a dual personality;
comfortable enough to be used as a daily driver and menacing enough to tear up
the track. We wanted something that already had alot to offer right out of the
box. We ended up at the Porsche 993 Twin Turbo.
Fast forward a few
weeks (after looking at probably 12 different 993 Twin Turbos) and we find ourselves a great candidate to start with; a 1996 Polar
Silver Porsche 993 Twin Turbo.
We are looking to
improve all aspects of the car; handling, power, braking, interior and exterior.
This car will be offered
up for sale as a complete tuned vehicle once it is complete.
Here is what it looked
like right from the dealer that sold it to us. It was in beautiful shape!
Phase 1 - Suspension
- RS Factory strut tower brace
- Bilstein PSS9 Coilover kit
We started this phase
with a pretty simple upgrade path.. The only components we left out were the
sway bars because we wanted to see how the car behaved with the stock ones in
place. Once we've had some seat time, If we determine they are needed we will
add them later on.
Here is a shot of the
coilover kit, along with a comparison of stock shock & spring setup to the PSS9
Here is the
patient on the hoist awaiting it's surgery...
Here is what they look like
once they are installed...
Now that we have the
suspension taken care of, next up was to give the interior some attention.
Phase 2 - Interior upgrades
- Daytona Race GT 340mm Steering wheel w/airbag (black leather & suede)
- Aluminum instrument rings
- Aluminum pedals w/matching dead pedal
- Full carbon fiber interior (instrument cluster, radio surround, center
console, door inserts, door handles)
- Blue seat belts
- Custom Lloyds mats (black with silver stitching and silver embossed turbo
- Custom Rear seat delete covered in black suede (who needs to sit in the back anyways???)
- Custom Recaro Sport Topline Driver & Passenger seats.. Covered in Porsche
black leather w/black suede centers.. Full power assist with heat & cool
- Custom recovered door
panels done in black suede
Here is what the aluminum
rings and pedals look like before installing them in the car.
Here is a picture of the beautiful
Daytona GT Steering wheel. This is hand stitched, all-leather wheel and airbag.
Here are a few pictures of the custom Recaro Sport Topline seats. These are finished in black leather and black suede.
Here is what the custom Lloyds mats look like in an otherwise relatively stock interior.
Here are some pictures showing the freshly recovered Rear Seat Delete and the 2 door panels. It's a beautiful black suede material.
Here is what the carbon fiber interior pieces look like before they are installed. We have the complete instrument cluster surround, center console, door panels
and door handles, switch console, and center dash pieces.
Now the fun begins... Installing the carbon fiber is not for the faint of heart. You have to take half the car apart to get the instrument cluster carbon in place.
Here is what the car looks like with half its dash taken apart... Notice how I
did the easy pieces first and put the center console and switch console carbon
in place first.
After 2hrs of disassembly, finally, the instrument cluster
carbon piece is in place.
Starting to go back together now. Aluminum instrument rings installed at the same time.
Here is the carbon fiber door panel insert and door pull installed.