Well, that was a long week… I think a long drive is order this weekend. Have a great one!
What can I say, we love our GoPros! The Spyders cruising around from a new angle…
Before we left the old building, our guys went for a little ride around the neighborhood in some Spyders, as you’ve seen before. Well here’s a different version of what happened!
Before we left the old building, our guys went for a little ride around the neighborhood in some Spyders. Any excuse for a test drive!
Just like we promised, we have more wallpaper for you. Here are a few that feature the RW Speedster in an electric blue. We’ll keep adding more, so please come back to visit us again.
To download, click on the image you want to open it in a new window. Use the cursor to zoom on the image and make it full size. Right mouse click to “Save image as…” and save to your computer. Then personalize your desktop display! We hope you enjoy them.
We’ve mentioned this beautiful blue RW Spyder in our news before. Here are the details we promised!
- Exterior: Neon Blue Metallic (LVB 19131 NF) in a two part system
- Interior: Dark Red
- Wheels: Polar Silver
- Specifications: New engine from SCAT VW. 2275cc long block with midrange cam, running high-volume oil pump with remote oil cooler and filter system. Carburetors are dual Weber 40IDFs.
- Desired Performance: Client requested maximized torque in low to mid rpm range for country driving.
- Output: At the wheels, 95 horsepower and 127 foot pounds of torque.
- 4 wheel disc brakes
- Adjustable position pedal assembly
- Roll bar (removable)
- 911 style fan shroud
- De Dion rear suspension system
- Conformal racing mirrors
We are really excited to have shipped our first full car just a few days ago. I was a beautiful electric blue RW Spyder. We’re working on a story to show you how the job went over time; we’ll post it soon with glamour shots included. But in the interim, here are some pics of the car in the middle of a few final tweaks!
It’s been a little nuts so we haven’t posted in a bit. But sometimes you need to take a break. So we did, and here’s what happened.
From the early Fifties to the mid Sixties, a diminutive Porsche race car was the nemesis of many bigger and more powerful competitors. Known as the 550 Spyder, it started in more than 370 races, and went onto capture 95 overall wins, along with an additional 75 class wins. All told, the Spyder’s venom was pure poison for many higher horsepower cars not even in its class.
No surprise, then, that it came to be known as the Giant Killer. Sadly, its ominous name proved to be apt for the star of the movie Giant, James Dean, who was hit by another car in September of 1955 while driving his Spyder to a race in Northern California. This tragic event actually raised awareness of the Porsche marque among American car enthusiasts, many of whom were unfamiliar with this over-achieving race car from Stuttgart. Continue reading RW Spyder: A Contemporary Street Racer