This hotrod started life as an Ocean Blue Metallic 1997 993 C2. Converted from 3.6 to 3.8 liters with our slip in Mahle Performance piston and cylinder set, this car has been thoroughly developed.
The interior has been redone with 996 body color matched hardback seats draped in tan and white houndstooth. A design that harps back to the original 911s. A smaller MOMO Prototipo replaces the large stock four spoke steering wheel. The old cassette deck has been replaced with a new Porsche radio navigation system that keeps a factory fresh appearance with all modern amenities.
On the outside, the metallic blue paint glistens in the sun with a slight hint of purple. The front end has been updated with a euro turbo front bumper cover and clear long lens turn signals. Out back the car features euro amber rear turn signals and polished exhaust tips.
While the Ocean Blue metallic paint catches the eye, the engine is the true centerpiece of this build with our 3.8 liter conversion. Keeping things together are Pauter forged connecting rods. With a loud bark from its stainless steel exhausts and cat cross over pipes, this beast demands attention. With the extra CC's and half point higher compression, the vehicle pulls harder from lower down in each gear. With every engine, especially a high performance one like this, oiling is critical, so the oil pump has been upgraded to a GT2 unit. To cope with the extra oomph, the gearbox has been upgraded with our in-house CNCed billet side covers that help keep the final drive in place. Our lightweight single mass flywheel and clutch package, mate the engine to the transaxle and allow the engine to spin up quicker. Ensuring the power makes it evenly to the ground is a Wavetrac limited slip differential.
Keeping it stuck to the ground are Rotiform three piece FUC wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Bilstein PSS10 smooth out the ride with digressive valving that allows for high performance without sacrificing comfort. With any 20+ year old car, it is important to replace rubber pieces that degrade over time and miles. The lower control arms have had their rubber bushings replaced with monoballs that increase steering accuracy over standard bushings. ERP control arms keep the alignment in check with our lowered ride hight and also remove any deflection found in rubber bushings. To stay flat in the corners, H&R sway bars have been installed.
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- Tags: 1994-1998 993 / 993 Turbo, 3.6L / 3.8L Builds & Conv, BLUE, MAHLE / MAHLE MOTORSPORT, OCEAN BLUE METALLIC