Its looks are divisive. Its sound and manners are too. Any car sporting a 997 Cup motor, regardless of what little insulation this oddity has, must be a little on the grating side of things. “Designed to merge technology from Cup racing with everyday life” is how the MAX 11 is introduced in this elferspot listing. Somehow, you wonder how well that merging takes place.
Perhaps that’s too skeptical a start. There’s something intriguing about EVOMAX’s MAX 11 that makes it a little bit this side of silly. The emerging market of a boutique-tuned Porsches has hung its collective hat on opulence and immaculate coachwork, but this one takes it all in a slightly scarier direction. With styling a little like the old Gemballa kits and a 8,750-rpm screamer behind the driver, It’ll only appeal to a small niche, but that blending of modern racing car with a classic 911 does warrant a closer peek.
EVOMAX was primarily concerned with “drivability, durability, reliability and safety.” There may be a bit of artistic license used there as these words typically convey images of a casual, carefree cruiser one can take on a long haul. Anything with titanium exhaust, a lot of scaffolding in the cabin, carbon everywhere, and a build ethos unquestionably focused on outrageous speed can’t be too comforting. That said, using some 997 bits where it matters for terms of comfort—those exceptional seats made popular in the GT3, for instance—may soften its edges just enough to be civilized.
This futuristic carbok-kevlar bodywork draped over a classic shape, a racing motor, racing brakes and suspension would have many sold. Some would scratch their heads at the prospect—is such a thing street legal? In Germany, it is. This MAX 11 fulfills all TÜV requirements.
Unfortunately, EVOMAX is a little cagey about the specific details of their car. The curious customer can make an inquiry to the company if they like, but those simply interested in looking at its gleaming electric blue hide can visit the aforementioned listing here.