Evomax Creates Some of the Most Extreme Porsche 964 Restomods Around
"We wanted to produce a vehicle that would bring the elegance of the past in combination with modern racing technology to the road."
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If you’re a Porsche restomods enthusiast, you are going to want to learn about a relatively new player in the space called Evomax (check out their website here). Evomax follows a philosophy similar to that of Singer, taking the 964 and modernizing everything. The emerging market of boutique-tuned Porsches has hung its collective hat on opulence and immaculate coachwork, but this one takes it all in a slightly scarier and more awesome direction. With aggressive styling and an 8,750-rpm screamer behind the driver, it’ll only appeal to a small niche, those who want a blending of modern racing car performance with a classic 911 shape. The company offers three different models, the Max Classic, Max11 Turbo and the Max 11.
Each one is designed to serve a different purpose, but all are equally awesome and equally impressive. The first model the company launched was the Max11. It features the 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six (and the six-speed manual transmission) from a 997-gen Porsche 911 Cup car. It pumps out some 460 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and revs all the way up to 8,760 rpm. The Max11 also comes with fully adjustable coilover suspension and upgraded brakes to help keep the extra power in check. Parts of the body have also been replaced with those made from carbon fiber and Kevlar to not only save weight but also improve safety. A lightweight titanium exhaust system rounds out the entire package.
The Max11 Turbo and Max Classic follow a similar recipe, though the Max11 Turbo has the 3.6-liter turbocharged flat-six from a 996-gen 911 Turbo, and it puts out 620 horsepower at 6,500 rpm with a 6,750 rpm redline – again, a huge improvement over the 864 Turbo’s 360 horsepower output. This model is also only available with a six-speed manual transmission. For the purists out there, the Max Classic has a 993-gen that’s been reworked up to 3.8-liters of displacement and now delivers 330 horsepower at 6,500 rpm through a five-speed manual transmission. The Max11 Turbo and Max Classic also have the carbon fiber and Kevlar exterior body panels, titanium exhaust, coilover suspension, and upgraded brakes.
There is a limitation of just 99 examples of each model, at least for now, and there’s no word on pricing. My guess is that, even with supplying your own donor car, you’re going to pay a very pretty penny when everything is said and done.
EVOMAX was primarily concerned with “drivability, durability, reliability and safety.” There may be a bit of artistic license used there as these words typically convey images of a casual, carefree cruiser one can take on a long haul. Anything with titanium exhaust, a lot of scaffolding in the cabin, carbon everywhere, and a build ethos unquestionably focused on outrageous speed can’t be too comforting. This futuristic carbok-kevlar bodywork draped over a classic shape, a racing motor, racing brakes and suspension would have many sold. Some would scratch their heads at the prospect—is such a thing street legal? In Germany, it is. This MAX 11 fulfills all TÜV requirements.