Everyone wants a 911, and a 1982 Porsche 911 - air-cooled, free of electronics - is right up there with the very best of the very best. But even better still is the staggeringly brilliant machine you see here: a carbon kevlar-bodied, gloss black 1982 Porsche 911 by Machine Revival.
Aimed squarely at track use the - deep breath - MR Void 226 Dark Attraction is a one-off 911 created by obsessive craftsmen at Machine Revival’s HQ in south-eastern France. “Our chapel is that of emotion,” they say. Look at this reinvented car and feel it.
Just the monocoque of the original 1982 Porsche 911 is retained. All and everything else - from bumpers to bespoke bucket seats - is in carbon kevlar, for strength and above all for lightness as you take to the track at Spa. More than that, and testament to the obsession behind this build, is that all mechanical parts are power coated or anodized in black. Lift the engine cover to the rear of this 1982 Porsche 911 like no other and gaze at the uprated flat-six that’s revealed. Work of art doesn’t begin to cover it. Stark statistics: 297 bhp, substantial in a 911 that weighs only a little over 800 kg. Or less than half your average SUV.
You may just have noticed the contrasting gold of the wheels. They’re by Campagnolo, colourway repeated in under-bumper grilles. And did we mention the black leather inside? Patterned as if the interior of this 1982 Porsche 911 has been set upon by a particularly ambitious tattoo artist? Magnificent doesn’t begin to describe this build. Want it? Of course you do. Locate £255,000, hand it over to MC Automotive Group in Boca Raton, Florida, and it’s all yours. And yes, we’d love a ride.