Sydney Porsche specialist Autohaus Hamilton, are bringing along three of their Zuffenhausen flyers to Meguiar’s MotorEx Sydney. They will be Shannons Real Street Blvd standouts joining a bevy of Sydney’s best real streeters who will be to greeting eager spectators upon initial entry into the newly-established MotorEx show precinct. Let’s take a closer look at these gritty Germans.
911 Group 4
Grant Geelan from Autohaus Hamilton describes this wicked, white street rod as an Iconic 80s tarmac rally car. This inspiring machine is a YouTube and social-media sensation, as well as the subject of several magazine features – including EVO Australia magazine, who ranked this classic in their Top 10 cars driven in 2014. They loved the fact that you could get stuck in and drive it with purpose and intent. With features like 911 SC Group 4 wheel arch flares, deep front spoiler, ducktail rear spoiler, 935 mirrors, Brembo brakes, mono-block centre-lock wheels, Spartan interior and race-style buckets, it would be perfectly at home on the track. However it’s far from a track-only weapon, with nice-shifting, G50 five-speed, air-conditioning, combined with the 98-octane friendly 3.4-litre engine to ensure impeccable street manners.
911 Spyder 3.2
This Porsche 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder–inspired coupe has an understated elegance about it. Dubbed the Spyder, this ultimate sunny Sunday cruiser, started life as a 1984, Targa-top, 3.2-liter Carrera which was back-dated via the fitment of 60s lights and bumper bars. On top of the extensive bodywork, which included slicing off the roof and extending the leading edge of both front guards and bonnet for the back-dating conversion. Autohaus also added the 550-inspired central bonnet filler, modified Boxster roll hoops and numerous 60s Porsche styling clues like chrome side mirrors and wipers along with classic period-style interior. However the Spyder’s most striking element is the lack of side glass and that distinctive, thinly-framed, custom-made front screen, to give it that retro look and bona-fide wind-in-the-hair driving experience.
964 Skunkworks RS-4
Given this machine’s high-performance pedigree yet stealthy persona, Skunkworks RS-4 is an apt tag for this formidable machine. Performance wise it sports a blueprinted 3.6-litre filled with forged, high-compression pistons and lumpy cams, while fully-prepared cylinder heads are filled with race-spec valves. The angry boxer-six is fed through a carbon fibre intake plenum and six independent throttle bodies that work in conjunction with a MoTeC M84 ECU. The stripped interior is dominated by the Kermit-green roll cage, along with Sparco fixed-back buckets, RS-style door trims and suede-bound steering wheel. Hauling the RS-4 to a brisk stop is 365mm and 328mm rotors clamped by four-spot Brembo calipers, which reside within lightweight 18-inch Victor Equipment wheels wrapped in sticky Pirelli P-Zero rubber. To ensure its corning ability matches its aesthetics, Autohaus outfitted it with fully-adjustable Bilstein PSS10 coil-overs to the car’s four-wheel drive set-up.