When it comes to older, modified Porsche 911 models, there's no stopping my brain from jumping straight to the beautiful machinery cranked out by the Singer team. But there are other companies out there doing a smart business of prettying up old German hardware. Despite the unfortunate name, DP Motorsport has a long history of turning 911 machines into outright terrors. The company's latest effort, the Sleeper 3.2, is a 1986 Porsche 911 that's been carved into a street/track heathen in celebration of the car's 50th anniversary.
The team managed to slim the car's curb weight down to a feathery 1995 pounds. The factory glass went by the wayside in favor of hardened perspex, and DP Motorsport stripped every last ounce of undercoating from the chassis. A 3.2-liter engine with hot cams and ported and polished heads breathes 270 hp into the five-speed, limited-slip 915 transmission. The gearbox even has its own external cooler.
Meanwhile, a whole host of chassis-stiffening tricks went into improving the old machine's rigidity, brakes from a 964 C2 handle-stopping detail. The whole shebang sits on a set of Fuchs, which give the car that Goldilocks stance. Do away with those fender stickers and I'm in heaven. If you want one, DP Motorsport will gladly whip up a car for you so long as there's at least $120,000 in your pocket. You can read the full press release .