In comparison, this LS1 V8-powered 911 has 42,000 miles (67,592 kilometers) on the odometer, so you can’t say that we’re dealing with a concourse condition garage queen. On top of this, the German sports car went through a costly nut-and-bolt restoration. According to the owner, there’s no rust under that beautiful body thanks to a bare metal soda blast.
He goes to say that this manual transmission-equipped 911 gives “instant turbo performance without turbo lag” and it’s “super fast with GM reliability and economy.” Skeptics may question the authenticity of those words but hear this - specialist company Renegade Hybrids converted this 911 from six-banger to small-block power, an operation that costs roughly $2,600.
Other than the difference in exhaust noise and cooling tech, going LS1 V8 also translates to 350 or more horsepower at the crankshaft. We’re not so sure about the humongous air filters picking up the heat of such a cramped engine bay. If anything, we totally dig the condition of the paint, as well as the cabin. Except for a hideous gear lever knob and a sorry-looking steering wheel.