The Porsche 912 becomes a racing car set on the open road

The Porsche 912 becomes a racing car set on the open road


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Hell with restomods based on the Porsche 911. The young Hungarian company KAMM Manufaktur goes against the trend, and reveals a restomod made on the basis of the Porsche 912. This entry-level version launched in the mid-1960s is therefore KAMM. 912c, and has been modernized into a racing car that can also be driven on the open road.

Each donor vehicle is reworked into a brand new vehicle. The steel body is mainly replaced by carbon fiber, for greater lightness. The panels are replaced with Lexan polycarbonate plates. Therefore, the KAMM 912c weighs less than 750 kg, compared to 965 for the original Porsche 912. KAMM Manufaktur also says it is improving the German coupe’s chassis, including its brakes, suspension, headlights and even its wheels, which are wrapped in Yokohama tires.

170 horse power for only 750 kg

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KAMM 912c (2022)Photo Credit – KAMM Manufaktur

The flat four-cylinder 2.0 engine has also been upgraded with the help of the Swiss company JPS Aircooled. Dedicated to performance, this block develops 170 horsepower. It is associated with a Weber 44 IDF carburetor, a five-speed dog gearbox, a ZF limited-slip differential, an aluminum racing clutch, or even a steel exhaust system of the nose whose pipes are on the side.

Carbon fiber on a 1960s car

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For others, the interior of this Porsche 912 restomod signed by KAMM Manufaktur has seats whose shell is made of carbon fiber. This material also covers certain parts of the passenger compartment, which also features electric climate control and a set of Tilton pedals. The exterior cladding is green, with orange stripes enhancing the car’s sporty look.

Production of this KAMM 912C should begin sometime in 2023. Reservations are already open, according to the manufacturer’s information. The price of each copy is set at €325,000. Of course, the price of the Porsche 912 must be increased by this amount, which generally varies between €50,000 and €85,000 depending on the model.

In short

To transform the Porsche 912 – the entry-level 911 released in the 1960s – into a real racing car, you had to be daring. Hungarian tuner KAMM Manufaktur is starting this project, offering its customers the opportunity to convert their car into a KAMM 912c. Thanks to the significantly reduced amount of carbon fiber, the 912 then weighs 750 kg, while its flat 2.0 four-cylinder engine develops 170 horsepower. It also receives a side exhaust, or a limited slip differential. The price of this KAMM 912c restoration is set at €325,000 per unit, to which must be added the amount required to purchase a Porsche 912.

Quentin Gueroult