Porsche specialist Rod Emory is known for building some incredibly cool custom 356s. This one is certainly the most outrageous. He calls it the 356 RSR, and we love it.
This was nothing more than a rusted-out 1960 356B coupe, a yellow barn find in a sorry state when Emory got a hold of it. As you can see, it looks a bit different now. All of the body panels, as well as the floor pans, have been replaced with new hand-shaped aluminum. The fenders have been widened to accommodate some extremely cool five-spoke Momo wheels. The rear end has a sort of chopped teardrop shape for aerodynamic efficiency. It's all very striking. You either love it or you hate it.
The engine is just as interesting as the body. It started out as a 964-generation 911 flat-six, but the middle two cylinders were chopped out—after all, a 356 needs a flat-four. Two Garrett GT28R turbochargers more than make up for the lost pistons. It displaces 2.4 liters, and makes a bit under 400 horsepower. For a car weighing 1950 pounds, that's more than enough.
Emory brought the car over to to star in a Build Biology video, and he breaks down just how much work was put into this outrageous machine.