I guess most 911 addicts have their own vision of what the “perfect / dream” 911 is. For most that would be the latest flavor currently available (nowadays, the 991), others won’t stray far from the early/ longhood “sect”.
Me, I would take the middle ground. My favourite shape is clearly the RSR of 74 and I would stick with an aircooled engine of no more than 3 litres, atmospheric of course. To this I would add some modern refinements / upgrades to make life a bit easier, and the possibility of using it as a daily driver more feasible.
This, within reasonable bounds. Multi-kids school runs are best left to minivans and such. Frequent long distance trips are better for a good diesel option, but… you get the drift.
With this in mind, I put together a simple list of requirements and added a few RSR photos to make for a more interesting reading…
The Perfect 911
- Emphasis on streetability and usability. Track capable but not the ultimate track machine. Adequate performance.
- Capable of daily use on mixed weather.
- Ability to carry 2 kids on the back.
- Coupé body with IROC RSR / Carrera RS 3.0 body mods
- “Light” rollcage (maintain access to rear seats)
- Front strut brace
- RS sport seats
- Maintain rear seats
- Spartan / functional interior (rubber mats, etc)
- No power windows / locks / mirrors
- Door cards with storage bins (no RS cards)
- Heated windshield
- AC with compact compressor
- Working heating
- Simple radio w/ MP3
- Colour: Slate grey ?
- “917 type” 16” wheels (Penta Motorsports ?) painted matt black
- 930 / 917 brake callipers / disks
- Small “lowering”
- Adjustable shocks
- Electric switchable power steering (for city use)
- 3ltr engine
- twin plug
- EFI setup with 2 switchable maps (normal / peaky ?)
- Front central oil cooler
- aim for 280 hp
- 915 gearbox