The engine shop here at Tuthill Porsche has been very busy lately.
Along with readying our five-car squad for the East African Safari Classic, building a special high-compression 2.0 litre rally engine and putting a very sexy 2.9 litre high compression engine together for a customer’s daily driver 2.4S, our engine builders have also been working on a special engine for 911 & Porsche World magazine.
This project is for a 1989 911 3.2 Carrera Targa Sport: one of the magazine’s two current project cars. The Targa has so far enjoyed some useful renovation, including wheel refurbishment, new carpets, new Bilstein dampers, retrimmed seats and a brake overhaul. Though these improvements were carried out elsewhere, Tuthills can help with repair, restoration and upgrades across all of these areas.
We use and supply Bilstein suspension and our own bespoke Exe-tc damper systems. We can supply our own Tuthill-engraved billet brakes, the latest Zuffenhaus RSR brake kits and high-quality Ferodo pads for standard Porsche brakes, as well as assisting with overhaul and fitment of the classic 917-derived 930 brake setup. We can also renovate your Fuchs alloy wheels and help with trim work.
On the Porsche World Targa, our expertise was mainly applied in the engine bay. Having removed the motor and stripped it down, various parts were sent out for machining and we began to gather engine components from a variety of suppliers and partners including Jenvey (Throttle Bodies), LN Engineering (JE Pistons and Nickie Cylinders), Pelican Parts (SSI heat exchangers), ARP Raceware (headbolts), Euro Car Parts (engine build parts), Patrick Motorsports (clutch and flywheel) and M&K Exhausts (exhaust silencer).
The full engine specs will be revealed in a future edition of the magazine, but the finished article looks great and is just about to go for mapping/dyno tuning. More details as we have them.