Tuthill Porsche aims to provide the ultimate driving pleasure with its 911K build.
If you search for resto-modded Porsche 911s, you’ll find thousands of results in all shapes and sizes, with varying outputs and powertrains. Among those modding old 911s, Tuthill Porsche has been famous for its Safari 911s, but now the company has made a 911K with an emphasis on driving pleasure.
Let me give you the headline figure first – 850kgs. Nope, that’s not the downforce. That’s the wet weight of this 911K, which makes it over 100kgs lighter than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The weight has been kept in check, thanks to the carbon fibre roof, doors, bumpers, bonnet, and…well, most of the bodywork.
It also gets titanium torsion bars, titanium anti-roll bars, a titanium gear knob, a titanium roll cage, carbon seats, a hydraulic carbon handbrake, a carbon fibre dash, and bespoke lightweight windows.
Powering this ultra-light 911 is a 3.1-litre short-stroke four-valve engine, with an 11,000rpm rev limit. The screamer is mated to a magnesium six-speed 915K transmission and gets a bespoke oil tank, a carbon plenum, and a bespoke wiring harness and pedal box. The last two goodies are part of Tuthill Porsche’s ‘competition’ range of parts.
Of course, all this combined with an ultra-lightweight mix can be a recipe for disaster without the right underpinnings. And that's why Tuthill Porsche has given the 911K carbon ceramic disc brakes with custom callipers and two-way rally dampers.
All this incredible engineering, all that clever weight-saving, and yet, when this 911K looks almost stock. The gold paint is lovely, but customers will, of course, get the option to choose their own paint colour, and the Fuchs-style rims just fit perfectly.
All in all, this 911K might just be the perfect Porsche you can buy today. It might not set Nurburgring records, but it will, in all likelihood, leave you with the widest grin.