08/17/2018

"Project Gold“: Part 5

Porsche Classic creates a vehicle that has never existed like this before. Porsche Newsroom shows the first shots of the still top secret "Classic Project Gold".

1. The vision

A classic body is the starting point for a vehicle that will ultimately become a truly unique piece – assembled in the Porsche Classic workshop and individualized by the sports car manufacturer's designers. Porsche Newsroom accompanies the "Project Gold" right from the start throughout the individual production steps. The series starts with "the Vision".

2. The refinement

Back then, hollow-spoke aluminium wheels were an innovation in the automotive industry. Today, high-tech meets craftsmanship. When adding the finishing touches to the black rims as part of “Classic Project Gold”, the top coat of black paint is precisely removed using a laser, thereby mapping out the golden lines of the design. The Newsroom offers a glimpse behind the scenes of this extraordinary work step.

3. The craftsmanship

Created by the designers at Style Porsche – implemented by the experts from the Porsche Classic workshop. The seats and interior fittings are painstakingly covered with leather by hand in the dedicated saddlery, where the precise finish is rounded off in black leather with gold appliqué detail.

4. The coating

The bodyshell is treated by cathodic dip painting at the Porsche plant, which gives it the same high-end body coating as current series models. This process takes just a few hours but construction of this unique vehicle takes around one and a half years in total.

5. The marriage

The bodyshell and engine are combined at the Porsche Classic Factory Restoration site via a procedure also known as the “marriage”. The specialists from Porsche Classic installed a completely newly built 3.6-litre six-cylinder biturbo engine with an output of 331 kW (450 hp).

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Part 6 can be seen here on August 24, 2018.

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