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Porsche 911 (997) Gets the 935 Slant Nose Visual Treatment From Old & New

Hiroshima is many things to many people. Following the atomic bomb disaster that put an end to World War II, the city morphed into an industrial stronghold. From an automotive standpoint, Hiroshima is the home of Mazda and a tuning shop called Old & New. Going by the tagline “Something Different,” the peeps at Old & New address owners of the 997-generation 911.
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Predating the current 991, the 997 generation was manufactured from 2004 to 2012. The last Porsche 911 with hydraulic steering also happens to be a darling of the tuning scene, especially if we take a look in Gemballa’s backyard. Be that as it may, Japanese company Old & New decided to stay clear from conventional tuning with the 935-inspired slant nose body kit.

A single snip at this masterpiece is enough to understand that Old & New is the most appropriate name for the 997-generation 911 before your eyes. Excluding the hood, doors, roof, and glasshouse, every other exterior panel was changed or modified with the Porsche 935 in mind. Speaking of the 935, the iconic car won numerous races, including the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 935's racing accolades convinced Porsche to adapt the 930 into the Flachbau through the manufacturer’s Sonderwunsch program. Then, the 964 generation also spawned a handful of slant nose models. Curiously enough, the Japan-spec 964 Flachbau featured pop-up units like the 930 Flachbau.

The Old & New 997, however, doesn’t do pop-up headlights due to ECE auto safety regulations. On the upside, the front bumper incorporates two massive round headlights in pure 935 flat nose style. Above them, the company further beautified the 997 with two daytime running lights with five LEDs.

Albeit the Old & New website looks a bit unfinished, the company didn’t forget to put a price on the 997-to-935 body kit. If you want that unmistakable face, the flared fenders from a Rocket Bunny kit, and a gargantuan Bosozoku-style rear wing, that'll be ¥1,550,000, thank you!

Converted to U.S. dollars, the price of the body kit works out at $14,800.

 

oh shit! (*g∀f*) @oldnew_jp #OldandNew997

A video posted by Mark Kawaguchi (@markkawaguchi) on Oct 30, 2016 at 8:31pm PDT



 
 
 
 
 

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