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      03-12-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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AMS Porsche build....2300lbs and 456 whp!!

As some of you might know, over the course of the last 12 months we've been working on a number of different vehicle project builds and competitions here at AMS Performance. Such projects include:


The Bonneville EVO build

The Blue Demon EVO build

The AMS Drag EVO replica build

The 10 week Road Race EVO X build

The Fireball Run 2 Transcontinental Rally

The Sport Compact Car Magazine Ultimate Street Car Challenge

The Castrol Syntec Top Shop Challenge

The AMS Unlimited AWD Time Attack EVO X build

Last but not least the success of the AMS racing program, which in 2008 earned 40 st place finished in various forms of motorsports



In addition to all of the above and the day to day operations ( including new product development), we've also have been working on another very intense vehicle build which we have somewhat kept under wraps until now. This particular car is a 1984 Porsche Carrera which belongs to a very good friend of the shop. Originally the car was equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.2L engine which we transformed into a 3.3L turbocharged power plant. The goal was to build a very capable track car which could also be very easily driven on the street and with 465 RWHP ( pump gas) and weighing 2,300 lbs I think we've achieved just that.

So without any further adieu here are some pics of the buildup process of the car(did I mention the wide body and the 17x14 wheels?)



Shortly after the car arrived here @ AMS and the motor was pulled








The engine as it came out of the car


Justin welding in rear strut tower supports


Motor back in the car


After a short trip to the body shop where the work on the widebody has begun…


the ams custom fuel system making its way onto the engine.


335 FTW!


17x14 goodness!


Justin installing the RSR Rebel Racing Swaybars






the ams hydraulic clutch conversion


Justin also fabbed up a custom oil cooler and front brake cooling ducts (the black ducts behind the oil cooler)





Chris black wiring the fuel system and the DTA fast stand alone engine
management system



A shot of the engine bay with all the spaghetti





Little bit more wiring progress








Fuel safe fuel cell






Intercooler back on almost ready to tune


The RSR Wide Body kit on the car






A shot of the interior ( on the dyno ready to go)




Chris Black doing his thing






The car running on the dyno


And the final result!



Dyno video coming soon!




The obligatory rear lip picture! That's a 6 inch NOS Energy Drink can!!!

Now that the engine is all sorted Porsche will be going back to the body shop within the next few weeks for finishing touches and to get the rest of the wide body kit installed including the UBER cool rear engine cover deck lid! I will post more when it comes back!
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      03-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Man that's insane, wish I could do something like that. Looks crazy fun.
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      03-12-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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      03-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #4
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Wow. Great work. That car is a beast.
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      03-12-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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Great work! Is that a sequential manual?

What turbo did you put in?
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      03-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #6
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That thing must drive like no other!! 2300lbs!??

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      03-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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      03-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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I hope you'll mold those fenders to the body. The bolt on look just wouldn't look right when everything is said and done.


Awesome build BTW!
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The weight ratio has to be crazy (like 30/70 haha).
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      03-12-2009, 03:13 PM   #11
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Thats some widdde rubber.
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I hope you'll mold those fenders to the body. The bolt on look just wouldn't look right when everything is said and done.


Awesome build BTW!
noooo gives it the GT2 look
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      03-12-2009, 03:38 PM   #14
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      03-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #15
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Wow! Major undertaking that was.
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WOW that car has like say 525 hp and weights 2300 pounds

bikes have 120hp and weight 450 pounds

hmmmmm this shit should be really fast
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Wow. You guys did an amazing job.
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      03-12-2009, 04:53 PM   #18
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Wow... awesome work!
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      03-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #19
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holy shit those wheels are insane... look like they just came off a tractor.
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