Theon Design has revealed its latest bespoke Porsche 911, designed for an Italian client with a matching 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS.
Dubbed the ITA001 (as the first Theon Design restomod to be sold in Italy), the car is said to fulfill customers’ fantasies of what an air-cooled 911 could achieve.
almost every part 964 generation Porsche There have been upgrades, from carbon-fiber bodywork to semi-active suspension — and don’t forget the 4.0-liter flat-six engine.
Pushing the 911 to the limit
Create ITA001, Donor 911 Carrera 4 coupe Was stripped back to bare metal and then fully restored. Each body panel was 3D scanned before being rendered in lightweight carbon fiber.
Great attention to detail includes lighter aircraft-grade wiring harnesses and a new electric power steering pump relocated at the front of the car for better weight distribution.
Extensive use of carbon fiber means the ITA001 weighs just 1,152kg. Its air-cooled engine produces a respectable 400 horsepower and a healthy 315 pound-feet of torque. An independent throttle body developed with motorsport specialist Jenvey provides ‘sharp’ engine response.
Components from motorsport
Theon Design installed a six-speed manual gearbox 993 generations 911 Carrera RS, and a limited-slip rear differential.
The 993 RS also donated its brakes, while Theon Design added TracTive adaptive dampers. These can be switched between five different modes – calibrated through extensive road testing.
A set of 18-inch Fuchs-inspired alloy wheels has a pleasing retro vibe, and the exterior trim is finished in satin carbon fibre.
Classic appearance, modern technology
The Porsche Schwartz black paint, first used in the 1970s, has been applied to the body of the 911. It is complemented by the gray “ghost” stripes and “PORSCHE” lettering on the windowsill.
The carbon fiber continues inside, along with a pair of Recaro seats trimmed in brown leather. ITA001 is also more practical, and the design of the rear seats is inspired by the Porsche 928.
Other comforts include a six-speaker Focal sound system controlled via Bluetooth. A magnetic wireless charging holder for smartphones is hidden on the dash.
“Air-cooled Porsche perfection”
“We’re excited to present the ITA001 to the world,” said Adam Hawley, co-founder of Theon Design. “It retains the allure of the air-cooled 911, but blends modern, focused performance and dynamic capability. It’s a classic 911 with an addictive modern GT3 twist.
“We’ve taken Theon Design’s signature cutting-edge automotive technology, OEM-grade design and manufacturing, and British handcrafted quality – all brought together by a team obsessed with achieving air-cooled Porsche perfection.”
ITA001 will now set sail with its lucky Italian owner to start a new life. Each Theon Design car takes around 18 months to build and prices start from around £380,000, excluding tax and donation 911s.
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