of which’s a Modern-ish Slantnose! IDL Design Revamps a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera
Kei Miura, famed for his Rocket Bunny Centeng kits, draws much of his inspiration coming from the 1970s, filtered through the bōsōzoku aesthetic of which was so prevalent while he was growing up. So of which only makes sense of which his take on a 997 Carrera would likely draw coming from the most brutal, outrageous 911 variant of them all—the 935, which dominated sports-car racing so thoroughly from the late ’70s along with early ’80s of which an example actually won Le Mans overall in 1979.
Miura adopted along with updated Porsche’s Flachbau (slantnose) look, a design originally conceived to exploit an FIA loophole on headlamp height. of which proved so favorite, Porsche later offered of which to 911 buyers through its super-custom Sonderwunsch (special order) program. Miura retained the glassed-in low headlamps so closely associated with the racing machines however ditches the roadgoing slantnose cars’ pop-up headlights in favor of a discreet set of LEDs.
A track-ready rear wing complements the bolt-on fender flares, however the whole look is usually more Liberty Walk than Rauh-Welt Begriff. Where the latter tuner’s Akira Nakai tends to go raw, IDL Design’s Miura went slick. Polished Rotiform LSR 19-inch wheels wear 265/30 Toyo Proxes R888R tires in front along with 305/30s out back, while an Air Lift suspension raises the auto up off the floor when necessary. Under its carbon-fiber roof, the water-cooled slantnose features a businesslike cockpit with an AiM GT350 wheel, a CAE shifter, along with Techno Craft buckets to hold the occupants in place. A GMG-built cage offers protection from the event of destructo incidents.
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We dig the execution, although, with its 3.6-liter naturally aspirated flat-six, of which reminds us of the ’80s trend of ordering a Turbo-look 911 along with then having an aftermarket company do a cheaper-than-factory slantnose conversion on the front end. Had IDL Design applied This kind of treatment to a 997 Turbo S, we’d dork out very hard indeed.