Porsche race cars are nothing new, of course, but a 911 off-road menace built for Baja isn’t exactly something you see every day. Built by California-based tuner Russell Built Fabrication, this aggressive off-roader looks ready for war.
The 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Baja Prototype #1 is a tribute to the marque’s off-road racing success throughout the 1980s, updated with today’s technology and engineering knowledge. Starting with the body, over 400 lbs was removed by replacing all the factory steel panels with a widened body made of composite materials, while elements such as louvred fenders, carbon-fibre roof scoop, lightweight doors, driving lamp pod, and front and rear bumpers have been added.
A 4130 chromoly race roll cage was fabricated and installed to provide both safety and stiffness, and the trunk is able to store a 30-inch spare tyre next to the front fuel cell. The 3.8-litre flat-six engine is custom built by Rothsport Road & Race. It generates 365 hp with 420 Nm of torque and is paired with a five-speed G50 manual transmission driving the rear wheels.
The interior has had a makeover too, and is fitted with Motec control panels and a digital display replacing the factory instruments. The Sparco SPX carbon seats are clad in Olive Green leather, and behind them, you can find the storage areas for all spare parts and tools.
The prototype was put up for sale on the online auction site Collecting Cars but no deal was made, and that means that becoming the new owner of this stunning creation is still an option for those with a pair of deep pockets and the desire to tear up some dirt.