Porsche Classic ‘Project Gold’ 911 Turbo gets 444bhp

Porsche's one-off 993 generation 911 Turbo to be revealed later this month, and will feature a 444bhp 3.6-litre biturbo flat-six

Porsche Classic is preparing a one-off resto-modded 911 called “Project Gold”, which will be revealed later this month on 24 August.

Though that date coincides with the 2018 Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach, the car will actually make its public debut at the 2018 Rennsport Reunion on 27 September, held in the same part of the world at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Officially, Porsche has communicated little about the car, but the series of teaser images and videos released so far leave little to the imagination – it’ll be a one-off 993-generation 911 Turbo boasting a gold and black paint scheme and plenty in the way of unique tweaks.

We now also know what will be powering Project Gold. Porsche has confirmed that like the original 993 generation 911 Turbo, a 3.6-litre biturbo flat-six will be found at the rear. The engine has been built entirely from new and is not a modified or restored original, and power is rated at 444bhp – a significant jump over the 402 packed into the original car.

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The main teaser image reveals a 911 without a rear wing, but other glimpses served up by Porsche so far confirm that the car will be a 993 Turbo.

The sketches of the vehicle show include the iconic, flat rear deck spoiler fitted to that car, while the model’s iconic hollow twist alloy wheels form part of the teasers so far as well, finished in a black and gold colour scheme.

The interior will be black and gold too, with the sports seats embroidered with trademark Turbo motifs on the headrests.

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