Porsche 550 Spyder is one of the cars most mythical of the past TWENTIETH Century. Countless victories in competition, a value stratospheric in the secondary market and a history of terror after the death of James Dean at the wheel of a unit (see article on the “Little Bastard”). It is also one of the cars most replicated by various specialist builders. The replica 550 Spyder Outlaw Seduction Motorsports is not too faithful to the sporty original, but it should not matter one iota.
It is more bulbous, is painted in the color of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and equipped with a chassis and running gear very modern.
Because the Spyder Outlaw Seduction Motorsports exudes personality. Outwardly, it is very similar to the Porsche 550 Spyder original, but has been painted in the color Nardo Grey, a tone of the original Porsche 911 997 GT3 RS. Has some details different to the production model, like a windshield different, a few shots of air and a few rear tires of increased width. In its interior there are also some differences, with a steering wheel Nardi wood instead of a wheel more similar to the sport classics.
The instrumentation follows a similar arrangement, but their seats do vary substantially. Have been manufactured by Seduction Motorsports and trimmed by Unique Upholstery, a sponsor of Barrett-Jackson, one of the automobile auction business more important on the planet. Do a quality job, is what I mean. The chassis of the car is built with modern techniques, and combine steel with lightweight aluminum. The weight in running order of this Porsche 550 Spyder Outlaw is only 612 kilograms.
Its fiberglass body, so it will never rust and has a weight very content.
Your engine is not an engine Porsche, but it is about. It is a boxer Volkswagen four-cylinder, air-cooled and highly reviewed. Cubic 2.0 litres and develops 140 CV of power, more than enough for a car so light and simple. The power goes to the rear end by a gearbox transaxle, four relations, designed to withstand up to 300 HP of power – in the event that the owner of the replica is encouraged to install a more powerful engine, like a boxer six-cylinder from a Porsche 911.
The components used by Seduction Motorsports are of the highest quality, and is guaranteed for life elements of the undercarriage, such as its suspension or the chassis. That has not spared money in its preparation, and your selling price to the public of 59.997 dollars is consistent. The changes are more than 50,000 euros, but you’ll feel like James Dean in that Little Bastard. Really, it is like brand new a classic, built with modern materials and quality components. What do you think of this replica?