UK Porsche specialist Paul Stephens and its Autoart program have unveiled the all-new, production-ready 993R. The Paul Stephens Autoart 993R was born from an Autoart customer brief who wanted to enhance an original 993 by 25 percent in every aspect. The result is a brand new old car that took five years to materialize.
Paul Stephens Autoart 993R is a 911 like you have never seen before. It marries a new narrow-bodied, air-cooled 993-series 911 to Original Equipment (OE) race-validated 933RS and modern Porsche GT-derived components, sprinkled with Paul Stephens’ proven parts.
It looks like the old ride we fondly remember – a tad narrower, of course, but with up-to-date performance, courtesy of a stronger and enlarged 3.8L (from the original 3.6L) flat-six engine, featuring a 997 GT3 crankshaft, RSR pistons, camshafts machined to Paul Stephens’ own design and featuring Porsche Motorsport solid lifters.
All told, this Frankenstein motor produces 330 bhp @ 7,400 RPM and turns out 360 Nm (265.5 lb-ft) of torque @ 5,675 RPM, while weight have been reduced to just 1,220 kilogram (2,690 lbs) wet (from 1,370 kg/3,020 lbs). For the power-hungry, a 360 bhp version is also available.
The power is put to good use at the rear wheels through a 993 G51.21 six-speed gearbox with a lightweight flywheel and clutch, and a Wavetrac LSD. There are a ton more upgrades, including a seam-welded body, integral roll cage, and five-way adjustable, active suspension.
Just going through the list alone is enough to make any petrol head wet like the Monsoon season. I am not kidding. You may sniff out the details over at Paul Stephens Autoart. Be prepared to change your pants, y’all cos’ this car and what it has in it is absolutely HOT.
All images courtesy of Paul Stephens.