Design Velkē, a Wisconsin-based restoration specialist, has unveiled an impeccable 1977 Porsche 911 RSR recreation, adding a new gem to the world of restomodded Porsche 911s.
While Singer may be the most recognized name in the realm of Porsche restorations, Design Velkē’s latest project demonstrates their exceptional craftsmanship, blending classic aesthetics with modern enhancements, and is currently on the market for $359,900.
A Visual Tribute to the Original
At first glance, this recreation closely resembles the authentic 911 RSR from the 1970s. Only true Porsche aficionados might spot the subtle differences. Design Velkē has undertaken an extensive restoration process, starting by acid-dipping the original structure.
The custom metal body panels were meticulously crafted, followed by priming in Detroit and a final paint job in a vibrant green hue. This vehicle has been reimagined as a driver’s delight, boasting numerous mechanical improvements.
Engine Upgrades for Enhanced Performance
Under the hood, the vehicle houses a custom-built 3.2-liter engine, packed with top-grade components like 98 mm Mahle cylinders, a factory crank, 911 SC cylinder heads, and GT3 main bearings. The power unit, capable of delivering over 280 hp, also includes new chain tensioners, bespoke valve springs, stainless steel headers, and an oil pump from a 996 911.
A custom-built exhaust and a minimalist custom wiring harness from the Netherlands complement the engine upgrades, ensuring a clean and efficient setup.
Interior: Minimalism Meets Functionality
The interior of this 1977 Porsche 911 RSR recreation is described by Design Velkē owner Dave Welky as "extremely sparse," perfectly aligning with the car’s performance-focused nature.
The cabin features a three-spoke Momo steering wheel, custom gauges, and period-correct seats, maintaining a minimalistic yet functional aesthetic.
A Restomod Masterpiece
Design Velkē’s 1977 Porsche 911 RSR recreation stands as a testament to skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail.
It offers the perfect blend of classic Porsche charm and modern driving dynamics, making it a highly desirable piece for collectors and driving enthusiasts alike.