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    8.2 liter 911 Targa

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    1981 Porsche 911 Targa with an 8.2-liter V8 out of a 1970 Cadillac Eldorado complete with the TurboHydramatic 425. The motor's been built and dynoed at 517 hp. Most of the engine sits behind the front seats, but is well hidden by a set of hollow luggage. No longer rear engined, its now actually mid engined. If you look at the pics on the link you will also see the ridiculous 85mph speedometer that was part of a federal vehicle law demanded by President Jimmy Carter.

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    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    I think that thing is uber cool. blush

    Hollow luggage, I hardly can believe it... indecision


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    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    Cool ? Definitely. Safe ? I doubt it. Maybe it is a good thing that the speedo doesn't show more than 85 mph. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S (June 2012 delivery), Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    The luggage is so kitsch.  If you're going to drop in a V8 - be loud and proud about it.


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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    I agree.

    Plus, it doesn't look like the faux luggage leaves much room for the front seats to even partially recline.  That might be a little tight for passenger comfort...

    Must be pretty loud in there too.  He only added heat shield on the inside of the luggage, so sound, heat, fumes any equipment failure debris are practically invited into the cabin space.

    Plus, routing "Porsche" into the upper valve cover like that might be asking for trouble from a company as trade-mark protective as Porsche.  And getting to the oil dipstick now requires an engine drop...?

    I think this car is an accident begging to happen.

    My guess is he spent way more time and money than that car will ever be worth again.  Gotta admire the ability and boldness of the project though.  Fantastic!


    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    Agreed. That's just horrific to me but, as long as he's happy, that's all that matters.


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    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    I was split on whether it was cool or not... until I saw the automatic transmission.  that with a manual could be cool.  with an automatic and no clutch - no soul.


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    2012 Cayenne TT (on order for june 2012), 997.1 Targa 4s, 2009 Q5 3.2

    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    BlackSparrow:  ...until I saw the automatic transmission.   

     Missed that!  heart

    easy_rider911:  ...as long as he's happy, that's all that matters.

    kiss

     

     

     


    Re: 8.2 liter 911 Targa

    Damn cool indeed! Love the camo baggage - well done! Do I want to drive it - maybe one round on a track, after that going back to the now-time 2012! ;)


     
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