Front if you want, I puff a few blunts and take a cruise in a Porsche with the trunk in the front
Photos: Matthew Vieweger | Words: Nicholas Farrington
The controversy of function over form, or vice versa has been the biggest obstacle for most car enthusiasts for years. But why choose one opposed to the other? Why not build a car that has both function and form. A machine built to perform as it is suppose to, and also have it be very easy on the eyes. It is not easy to find a happy medium in most platforms.
Starting off with a Porsche 930 Slant-nose was the first step in the process. Porsche’s were built to be street driven race cars, affordable for the middle class guy who wanted a fun car that could keep up with the performance cars of their day.
The key to building a well balanced car is to not have one modification out-perform more than another; create an equilibrium. It goes without saying, that this slant-nose is one of those cars; it has the power to boast, stance, and the capability to stay glued to the pavement as if there were gorilla glue on the tires.
To keep keep this thing tight in the corners, a full Bilstein Coil-over suspension and race spindles in the front were added to this 930. But what good is all that power and handling if you can’t stop; so OEM Porsche 967 front brakes were thrown into the equation to supply better stopping power.
Driving this slant-nose must be a real kick in the pants. With its extensive modifications, I can see this thing keeping pace with today’s supercars with all driver’s assists off. Pushing it to it’s limits, driving with finesse to keep this powerful monster in line, letting the car speak to you, as it shows you what it wants to do.
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