When it comes to restoration of car, it is a difficult task but when it comes to reconstruction to owner’s personal preference, it becomes a huge task. Porsche Classic s was given such task by a US collector to reconstruct the Carrera GT from scratch. The result of this project was completely new looking Oak Green Porsche Carrera GT. Production of Porsche Carrera GT was stopped 12 years ago. It may seem old to many but not many have attempted to render this iconic V10 supercar. For Porsche Classics, this project was not a tedious task rather than an opportunity to showcase their skills. They accepted customer order and got to work on it.
Engineers started by disassembling the car completely and post that each and every part was checked individually. Where it was necessary, it was replaced or refurbished. It took them over 350 manual hours for sanding and recoating all the carbon fiber components. It is done as carbon fiber tends to get pale and fade away with time. Specialist also gave Porsche Carrera GT a complete refinish of Oak Green Metallic. This was not the color which was not originally available for this supercar. Additional changes include redone five-spoke magnesium wheels, a center section finished in gold and a “polished” rim ring.
Material experts from Porsche’s R&D center in Weissach claimed that polishing the rims would dangerously weaken the rims. It gave way to an alternative but it was a never been tested in production solution which is usage of actual silver. Experts then applied a high-gloss layer on the rim that gave it a chrome-like surface finish. To protect it from corrosion, final coating of clear lacquer was applied. This Porsche Carrera GT was showcased at Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. Incidentally, this is not the first time we have heard about this project.