The Signal Yellow paint looks fabulous on the track-ready coupe, too.
Germany’s DP Motorsport has quite a knack for performing serious overhauls on Porsche 911s, particularly from the 964 generation from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The firm’s latest project takes a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and transforms it into a clubsport-spec race car that can work on the road, too. The result is a coupe that weighs 25 percent less than stock and has a 30-percent boost in output.
DP Motorsport started by stripping the 911 down to its bare shell. The front received a carbon fiber hood with lightweight aluminum supports, and the company added a new front spoiler of its own design. Around back, the firm installed wide fenders from the turbo and a carbon fiber engine cover. The business also replaced the windows with a mix of Plexiglas and thinner-than-stock glass.
The changes take the 911s weight down to 2,282 pounds (1,035 kilograms). For an eye-catching look, the body is now Signal Yellow, which is an actual color from Porsche’s extensive palette.
Under the hood, DP Motorsports’ latest 911 packs a 3.8-liter flat-six. For an extra output boost, there’s a set of Schrick camshafts, 2.8-inch (71-millimeter) throttle bodies, and an M&M exhaust. The tweaks provide 325 horsepower (242 kilowatts). For routing the output to the road, there’s five-speed gearbox with ratios out of a 964 RS and a limited-slip differential. A KW coilover suspension takes care of handling concerns.
Inside, DP Motorsport gives the driver a modicum of comfort by covering the upholstery with a mix of leather and Alcantara. Plus, there’s a fresh air van and heated windshield. The firm also installs a custom carbon fiber dashboard and knee panel. Carbon-framed Recaro seats and a four-point harness holds the occupant tight.
DP Motorsport's latest work is somewhat similar to Guntherwerks' 400R that attempts to create a modernized air-cooled Porsche 911 that could work both on the road and at track days. The coupes cost $525,000 and produces over 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts).
Gallery: 1990 Porsche 911 964 By DP Motorsport
“PROJECT YELLOW” EXTREME LIGHT WEIGHT by DP MOTORSPORT
dp motorsport, the renowned Porsche specialists based in Overath, east of Cologne continue to pursue their motto of design, tuning and service for Porsche. DP motorsport, the vision of Ekkehard Zimmermann, along with his team has over the course of more than four decades and countless conversions realised a reputation far beyond its location as the Porsche tuning enterprise par excellence.
There latest project a 1990 Porsche 964, was given a serious diet by the Rhenish lightweight specialists at dp motorsport. The goal was to convert an original 964 Carrera 2 into an extreme light weight, road-ready clubsport racer, whilst incorporating the ever popular turbo-width. Being built-up from a bare shell with just the mandatory components reinstalled - the top priorities for the dp crew where not only the visual appearance but the professional, precise processing of such. The body was completely modified to the WTL-look using light-weight carbon fibre bodywork; the front spoiler dp RS, the front hood with alu-hood support and the trunk lid SC RS are more than worthy of a mention as is the light-weight glazing made of both thin glass and plexiglass.
The entire project was perfected in ‘Signal Yellow’, Porsche colour 114 with a KW clubsport coilover suspension, chassis bushes by SuperPro on the front axle along with a complete Uniball bearing at the rear axle were indispensable. To complement the body and chassis mods dp motorsport has completely revised the 3,800cm3 engine, with such items as a Schrick 3,0mm camshafts as well as large 71mm throttle valves and an M&M sport exhaust system including two metal catalysts resulting in a 329 PS (242kW) output. All this is put through the 5 speed G50 transmission installed with differential lock and 964 RS gear set and to cope with the extra power and lightweight 18-inch Oz Ultraleggera III rims with Michelin Cup II tyres (in 225/40-18(f) & 295/30-18(r)) guaranteeing a perfect link between vehicle and road. In addition to the above, VGS Motorsport in Cologne have implemented a complete dynamometer alignment.
With regard to the interior, dp motorsport opted for the following highlights: Pole-Position-seats in carbon by Recaro, a OMP 4-point-harness-belt, a bolted version of a dp rollover bar and a 350 mm sport type steering wheel by Momo. The light-weight dash-board and the knee rails are custom made in carbon fiber. A harmonious blend of leather, Alcantara and carbon adds to the ambiance. Other extras include a light-weight fresh air fan, an electrically heated windscreen, motor-sport battery in an aluminum housing as well as light-weight carpet made of velour.
All this is in accordance with the “formula” - 25 % weight + 30 % power = 100 % more driving pleasure, a vehicle with an un-laden weight of 1.035 kg (without fuel) has been created.
As you would expect, all of the aforementioned components are available individually from dp motorsport