The new 911R is the latest low-volume special edition to be marketed using Porsche’s race heritage, but the desire to replicate the original air-cooled 911R is still strong amongst enthusiasts. We’ve enjoyed a steady stream of enquiries for our lightweight 911R body panel set from Porsche fans worldwide since mid-2015.
Our full 911R body panel kits substantially reduce the weight of an early 911, so restoring a SWB car which may have rusty body panels using our 911R panels is a straightforward way to go about building a great racing car, an entertaining road car or both.
Several European specialists have 911Rs in build, but most enquiries have come from America, where forgotten SWB 911s are still being unearthed. Our US distributor, Rothsport Racing in Oregon, is a leading light in the vintage motorsport scene. Having witnessed the success for drivers using cars built with our 911R parts versus lighter cars like the Lotus Elan, Rothsport actively promotes the benefits of our lightweight 911R builds to keen would-be racers.
We started building 911R kits when there was nothing else out there. Now we can supply everything seen on our own 911R, including Deep 6 and 7-inch Fuchs, engine covers with external hinges, front wings with integrated side lights and turn signals, lightweight roof and rear quarter panels and complete lightweight doors with optional aluminium hinges. Historic racing is an incredibly competitive arena, so we believe lightweight 2-litre 911s will become ever more popular as drivers chase maximum performance within vintage racing regulations.