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Old 01-23-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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GMG Racing: Porsche 918 in for Weissach parts + carbon interior + skidplates



This 918 was brought to us in stock form. While a stock 918 is an incredible machine, our client wanted to up the “exotic factor” by a couple degrees.

Starting out, we were able to source a host of 918 Weissach components through Porsche. This included the magnesium wheels, carbon rear wing, carbon front fender vent tabs, carbon rear winglets, etc.

The car, partway through its exterior transformation.



The massive carbon wing and rear winglets made it here safely after their trip over the Atlantic.



Front fender vent tabs.




Rather than stop there with the exterior, we teamed up with MA Carbon to keep the carbon fiber theme rolling. On the outside they came through with carbon side mirrors and roof panels.

Door mirrors having the mechanicals swapped.





Roof panels.








INTERIOR

The interior saw the most dramatic change from a driver’s perspective. The unsightly plastic components that made up the steering column were swapped out for their carbon counter-parts (this included the integrated and extended carbon shifter paddles). A matching carbon fiber and alcantara-trimmed steering wheel was bolted in place. The stunning result speaks for itself.

Before










AFTER












For a more functional modification, we installed our new skid plates under the nose of the car. These sacrificial plates are made from machine-grade ABS. They do a great job of protecting the car’s front lip from speed bumps and curbs!






As a last protective measure, a layer of XPel Stealth was laid over the exterior. The matte finish really served to enunciated curves and edges that are lost with glossy paint. To be honest, as a former automotive design student, I don’t like a matte finish on most cars (the BMW GTS being case-in-point). However, the Carrera GT and the 918 are glaring exceptions. With the matte finish the 918 takes on an almost sculptural quality.










With our mission complete, the car has been returned to the clients care. If you have any questions regarding the build or any of the components used therein, feel free to shoot me an email.

-Andrew Adams
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:51 PM   #2
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Nice work, agree on the matte, it works well on that car. How about a thread on that DP in the 930 section? Please?
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Ha, I promise there will be a thread on the DP! We are hopefully finishing it up this week.
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Oh wow! The owner definitely spend a lot of $$$$ on all these OEM carbon fiber parts! The only part that is a dead giveaway this car is not a Weissach car is the painted windshield frame.
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The only thing he is missing is the fully wrapped leather cupholder
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The only thing he is missing is the fully wrapped leather cupholder
Hahaha, now I've seen everything. That is a neat bit of kit.

Finished one more shot.

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Do you make skidplates for the CGT?
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I would be similarly interested in skid plates for the CGT, thank you.
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Do you make skidplates for the CGT?
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I would be similarly interested in skid plates for the CGT, thank you.
Unfortunately, we do not have skid plates for the CGT at the moment. We would be happy to make them though (the car would need to spend a day at our facilities).

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the only problem is the painted non carbon window shield frame
dead give away that it is non Weissach
will fool most people
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Is that really a shocker sticker on there?
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Would love to get pricing on skid plates for the 918. I need two sets of those.
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Andrew, what would the cost be for CGT skid plates? I'm local to OC.


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Unfortunately, we do not have skid plates for the CGT at the moment. We would be happy to make them though (the car would need to spend a day at our facilities).

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Is that really a shocker sticker on there?
Yes, yes there is. Call it a dose of mid-two-thousands nostalgia.

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Would love to get pricing on skid plates for the 918. I need two sets of those.
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Andrew, what would the cost be for CGT skid plates? I'm local to OC.
Hey Guys, I sent both of you private messages. If you have any questions please let em know.

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