Emory motorsports rebuilds 1960 Porsche 365 RSR.
Who doesn’t like cars, right? Specially when someone takes an icon up a notch like in this project from custom build shop Emory Motorsports.
What the good fellas at Emory did was develop a resto-modified 1960 Porsche, combining two old classics in the process. Dubbed the Emory Porsche 356 RSR, it combines the shell of a 1960 Porsche 356b T5 coupe with the chassis of a 1990 Porsche 964 C2.
The 356’s shell was matched to the new chassis in such a good way to preserve its iconic silhouette. Hand-formed aluminum panels are mounted to the bodywork, of which the nose and tail have been removed to grant access to the inner-body. Inside, amber fiberglass footboards, leather finishing, marine-grade rubberized hardura flooring and dash caps inspired by the 917 and 935 celebrate the Porsche’s competition history.
Weighing in at 1950lbs, the build encompasses a 2.4-liter emory-rothsport twin-turbocharged flat-four engine, which produces up to 393 horsepower. a knob on the dash cranks the boost up to 1.2 bar for full effect thanks to two garrett FT28R ball bearing turbos with turbosmart wastegates and a purpose-built fuel-injection system.
The car took Emory Motorsports seven years to complete – “It’s a homage to the Porsche works 935 cars of the 1970s while retaining our Emory 356 outlaw styling”, they say.
Ready to hit the road? Go to emorymotorsports.com for more.