With those unmistakable flares and outrageous aero pumping up this classic Porsche, it’s a feast for the eyes. There’s something about the RWB shape which is so outrageous and gaudy that the purists still give them an approving nod. Power one with a 3.3-liter mill from Japanese tuner Promodet, and the package is enough to make anyone with a drop of oil in their veins swoon. This monster, owned by Phil Morrison of Driftworks, is the epitome of JDM styling benefiting classic German engineering. The two go together surprisingly well.
The engine sports plenty of Japanese tuner parts to make it unique. A Greddy intercooler, an HKS T04 turbo, an OS Giken clutch, and a classic Nardi three-spoked steering wheel are all brands and items familiar to fans of Skylines and Supras, but they are rarely seen on Porsches. With the JDM parts in place, the engine makes a healthy ~500 horsepower—possibly the perfect amount for a car like this—and a wide rev range to use said power. The combination of that responsive turbo, a two-step system, the massive rear wheels allows this Porsche to leap off the line like a scalded cat pushing 1.2 bar.
Though this smooth-fendered 965 isn’t a quintessential Nakai-san product without rough/ostentatious paint and Stella Artois stencils, the shape is unmistakably his. With a more subdued appearance—if you could call it subdued—than his other creations, this car almost looks like a factory racer shot with a coat of silver and softened for the street. Even so, those choice Japanese bits make this beauty truly unique, and it has to be said—I think I’m in love.