Sunday, 28 November 2010

Got it!

Now I know what I want to build next. A Porsche 909 Bergspyder. The pic is from Porsches' own museum and doesn't it look great? It was built in 1968 "specifically for competing in hill climbing competitions" and it weighed an incredible 385 kg! That's a 100 kg less than the weight of a modern Formula 1 (sans driver and fuel)! The 909 encompasses everything I like; light weight, no nonsense styling and of course: black rims. Now I just need to work out how it would look as a motorcycle. And what engine it should have. Back to the drawing board!


  1. Any Porsch or beetle engine would work as you can turn over the crown wheel in the diff so you can mid mount,but what about a Subaru turbo motor ?

  2. If you're doing an homage to Porsche, the logical choice would be an old Goldwing boxer 4.

    Of course, if your goals include light weight and/or performance, then you're going to have to look elsewhere. :)