Customised Porsches are nothing new, they have been around for an age. In more recent times though reworked cars seem to have gained a more serious image, you might even argue that they have become more widely accepted. Those who modify a Porsche themselves (at home if they’re competent enough) represent one aspect of this scene, but there are now more professional specialist firms than ever before offering to customise your vehicle in every way you can conceive. Somewhere near the top of the list sits Singer Vehicle Design, see its latest 911 project – the results of its Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS).
However there are plenty of other options out there for anyone wishing to inject further performance or personality into their #Porsche . This month we have driven a vehicle which has been reworked with both of those things in mind; #RPM-Technik-996-CSR-EVO . Might this track orientated machine be the ultimate 996? We test it on road and track to find out.
Talking of high performance track machines, we also drive one of Porsche’s finest in this issue – none other than the 919 Hybrid. Now retired from LMP1 endurance competition, Porsche let just a handful of journalists drive the car, after ensuring they were up to the task, naturally. It makes for fascinating reading.
We also put a few road-going performance orientated machines through their paces in this issue too. As Porsche announces the new Macan we drive the most powerful iteration of the old model – the Macan Turbo with Performance Package. Meanwhile if you’re thinking of investing in a transaxle Porsche then you should read our buying advice on the 968 – one of the best transaxle offerings available. And also check out our European road trip in a 911 SC to see if it can finally break out of the 3.2 Carrera’s shadow.
As usual there is plenty more in these pages to whet your Porsche appetite, including analysis and advice – I hope you enjoy the issue.
Road & Track RPM Technik 996 CSR EVO Is RPM Technik’s 996 CSR EVO the definitive bespoke 996? Honed in collaboration with former BTCC and Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion, Tim Harvey, RPM Technik’s 996 CSR EVO is the most track-focused CSR yet. We drive this GT3 alternative on road...