Luftgekuhlt Luftauto Porsche 911 Carrera
We're pleased to pull the cover off of the #LUFTAUTO, our team's interpretation of a rally-style 911, designed in form and function to be both a daily driver as well as a capable off-roader, in the spirit of the Baja-style desert races that are such a part of the racing history in California.
In association with RM Sotheby's, we will be auctioning this car live during Luftgekühlt on April 10, 2016, with all proceeds benefitting the Autumn Leaves Project, a charity dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. The car sold at live auction during our event, for $275,000.
We've had a dream team of collaborators involved in this project, all helping to execute the vision that Patrick Long and Howie Idelson had for the car. Joey Seely at Emotion Engineering led the way on the overall build, mechanical upgrades and suspension overhaul, while Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports headed up the design, fabrication and fitment of the rally-style bumpers and underbody skidplates. John Benton and the team at Benton Performance led the charge on electronics and wiring, with Carby Tuckwell of Deus Ex Machina on point for custom details. Pelican Parts lent their DIY expertise, knowledge and resources for all things Porsche parts, and special thanks are due to Tom Ridings for transportation and Jeff Zwart for help in development and testing.
An amazing list of suppliers is involved too, including KW Suspension, Pirelli, BRAIDusa, Recaro, ERP Suspension, WEVO, Rothsport, Tarett Engineering, SWEPCO and Rennline.