PS AutoART Reveals Series 2 Classic Touring 911
PS AutoArt from independent Porsche specialist, Paul Stephens, is celebrating a decade of bespoke 911 builds with its most ambitious 911 offering yet – the Series 2 Classic Touring…
PS Autoart has a history of creating beautiful restored and reworked bespoke 911s, and it has just raised the bar somewhat with its latest offering. Launched at this weekend’s London Classic Car Show, the Series 2 Classic Touring is a 911 but not as you know it. Taking the firm’s original retro 911 concept, for which it is already highly regarded in the world of 911 backdates, PS AutoArt’s Series 2 Classic Touring is a stunning home grown take on a concept that has, of late, been expanded upon elsewhere in the world. This car looks set to bring the crown back to the UK.
This new Series 2 Classic Touring has been obsessively styled from a period when car design was unencumbered by stifling legislation; it cherry picks the best bits of 911 design and lands them on an entirely fresh canvas. The first car has been developed in-house at Paul Stephens’ refurbished premises in Essex, with striking attention to detail, and utterly meticulous engineering the likes of which we at GT Porsche rarely see. Modern and retro styled upgrades have been fused together with a number of bespoke features to provide a 911 for the discerning client.
PS AutoArt prides itself on cars with pure style displaying intelligent engineering, and trust us when we say that this car has both of those attributes in spades. Displayed at the London Classic Car Show at ExCel, the first car in the series sat alongside a famous PS AutoArt car brought back to England from its luxurious location in Monaco thanks to its owner. The bespoke Porsche was created from the firm’s Retro Touring R range to the owner’s personal specification, and remains as proof of what is possible when you work with the team at Paul Stephens to bring your 911 dreams alive.
We were lucky enough to see the latest PS car midway through its transformation, to see some of the technical drawings and to have had the ethos of the build shared with us. Suffice to say no stone was left unturned in the development of this car, which has been the subject of hours of CAD design work, research and development by the team at PS AutoArt and its trusted partners. What you see here really does not scratch the surface of this latest PS AutoArt offering, so we hope to bring you a full feature on this car in a forthcoming issue.
PS Autoart, an offshoot of independent Porsche specialist, Paul Stephens, has been offering a range of backdated 911s since the end of 2005. Since then it has evolved and finessed the concept to arrive at today’s Series 2 Classic Touring model that puts the PS AutoArt story into hyperdrive. In our September 2009 issue we featured two PS AutoArt offerings, one based on a 911 SC, the ‘Classic’, the other called the ‘Retro’ which was based on a 964 and inspired by the factory RS cars.
Testament to their build quality, these cars are still around and looking good today. Each PS AutoArt car is reworked to create a hybrid of classic meets modern. That work includes styling alterations, technological integration, engine and chassis work all completed to the highest of high standards. PS AutoArt is not attempting to join in with the latest trends or to jump on a bandwagon, this Essex-based specialist is one of this now in-vogue movement’s original founders, and its work, such as the custom Speedster below, is first class.
Visit www.psautoart.com for more information. The London Classic Car Show is on until Sunday 21st February, 2016 at London’s ExCel, adult tickets are priced at £25.00 on the door, the Paul Stephens stand is in the main hall, G130.