Russell Built Fabrication of California has offered to turn a 964-generation Porsche 911 sports car into an SUV. The shop already has a program to turn this model into a rally-raid buggy, but the new package, firstly, is not so radical, and secondly, costs a third less. The main thing here is the suspension components, such as EXE-TC adjustable dampers and King screw struts with internal bypass.
California-based Russell Built Fabrication offered a “lightweight” refinement package for the 964-generation Porsche 911. Unlike the deeply upgraded version of the rally-raid sports car, this version costs noticeably less but looks just as good. The kit includes wheel arch extenders, Rotiform wheels with Toyo Open Country tires, underbody protection, rear mudguards, and a new brake line and hydraulic parking brake. However, the main thing is the suspension.
The front suspension is strengthened bearings and hubs, there are adjustable shock absorbers EXE-TC and plates for camber adjustment. The lower arms are made of sheet steel. Knuckles, steering rods, stabilizer links, and upper supports of struts are made of aluminum alloy 7075. The innovations in the rear are no less. The 911 offers a custom subframe, steel longitudinal arms, and King struts with internal bypass, which gives 25 centimeters of travel.
No engine boost is provided. But if requested, Russell Built Fabrication mechanics can swap in a 400 horsepower four-liter “opposition engine” and replace the transmission. The list of options also includes a roof rack, steel bumpers, roll cage, carbon fiber racing lights, and an air compressor. The starting price for this transformation is $135,000.
Meanwhile, the rally-raid version costs about $400,000. The MP Gemballa Marsden coupe based on a modern Porsche 911 Turbo S is about 495,000 euros.