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The work of art that you see below is owned by Mick Cote. You are looking at a 1983 “greymarket” 930 slant nose Porsche. Unlike most Porsche owners who acquire this elite German car manufacture for mere status, Mick drives and owns the car the way it was intended. This car is literally a daily driven race car. Full cage? Check. 3.3ltre turbo? Check. Professionally tuned? Check. There’s over $5k in the suspension alone….Oh and prior to the shoot, he just took his “slicks” off in the event he was caught out in the rain with them. Did I mention the wide body was fabricated by Mick himself, from start to finish… I had to take two shots of the rear from different angles so you could get an idea of how this car sits. The lines in this car are flawless and more importantly, functional. All you “stance” fan boys can drool over this. Except Mick won’t be “hard parking” at any car meets…from left to right shows the rear and front stance.I feel like Mick’s Porsche dates back to an era when they still made sports cars that had character. This car pre-dates any driver assists and before sports cars all started looking the same from afar. It was truly an honor to shoot such a raw, yet refined car of this caliber. Expect to see more of Mick’s ’83 Slantnose on our site in the future.
Along my travels when I was in Cali last month, I made a stop to the infamous Mercedes-Benz tuner, Brabus.Brabus is the upper echelon professional tuning and customization for Mercedes-Benz. Brabus USA also caters to Porsche and Land Rover as well. Customers can either buy cars straight from Brabus or send in their Mercedes to be customized and/or overhauled. If a customer orders a car from Brabus, Brabus buys the particular car from Mercedes and then modifies it in-house according to the customer’s requests.
Below is the elegant customer showroom, showcasing all of the endless customization options…Brabus the name, doesn’t actually mean anything in German. Brabus is the first three letters of the two innovative gentleman’s last names that started the company back in 1977: Bodo Buschmann and Klaus Brackmann.Anthony Hsieh of Brabus USA was kind enough to show me around the their beautiful facility.Here you can see the set-up for a custom wide body.A closer look…So how do you make your Porsche Cayenne-turbo faster? Tech Art is the answer. Tech Art is the exclusive performance company offered through Brabus.That’s one monster of a motor that’s about to become much, much more powerful…Below is a small sample of accessories that are available through Brabus.What I love so much about Brabus is that they can take the most tasteful vehicles money can buy and personalize them with perfect harmony as the were intended to be without interrupting the already flawless engineering. If you’re in the Irvine area of Southern California and want to set your German work of art apart from the rest, do your self a favor and visit Brabus USA.
1711 McGaw Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614
Brabus on Top Gear
While hanging out at my favorite place to relax, I ran into this pristine 1994 Porsche Carrera C4 Wide-body 911.
Only 200 were made with this particular set-up having turbo brakes and body, with a non-turbo motor.
The owner of this rolling work of art is Tim Boyle from Long Beach Island, NJ. Tim didn’t purchase this car in the hopes of making the cover of a magazine or to acquire a bunch of sponsors to make money. Tim bought this car as a pure enthusiast, enjoying the car in its pure essence. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE seeing cars modified into something much bigger and badder than they were ever intended to be.
But a car like this only needs to be clean and classic, just the way it came from the factory. The only change made were to the wheels, which I couldn’t agree on more.
When talking to Tim about this car, he knew every specification and how the car handled in different conditions.
His passion for his car put the biggest smile on my face. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make us the happiest.
Via: Speed Hunters