The 993 generation of Porsche 911 is a memorable car, and it’s made even more special by Paul Stephens at Autoart. The Porsche Autoart 993R has lost a lot of weight and gained power. Paul Stephens started with a narrow-body 993-generation 911 Carrera and incorporated components from Porsche’s GT squad and original equipment from the race-bred 993RS. These factors contribute to a ’25 per cent improvement in every area,’ says Paul. The primary goal was to make the 993R lighter, more powerful and more capable on the road.
To save weight, the team replaced the electrically operated sunroof with a lighter fixed roof, and a composite panel was attached to the bumpers. The aluminium bonnet and lightweight glass came from Porsche Motorsport. The factory seats make way for a set of lighter Recaro buckets. Also gone are the air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, glovebox, centre console, audio system and even door grab handles. As a result, the 993R’s wet weight has decreased from 1,370kg to 1,220kg.
The stock air-cooled 3.6-litre 993 engine receives 993 RSR pistons, a 997-gen GT3 crankshaft, and lifters from Porsche Motorsport. From the aftermarket scene, you have conrods from Pauter and finally specially-designed cams by Paul Stephens. Oh, and the power has been increased from 272 bhp to 330 or 360 bhp produced at 7400 rpm for max performance.
Moreover, the team also installed a Cargraphic performance exhaust system to enhance the sound of the tuned engine, a Wavetrac limited-slip differential and a five-way manually adjustable suspension. The Autoart 993R has to be one of the best Porsche 911 restomods, do let us know what you think about it.