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Details on the RW Spyder – Our First Full Delivery

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
Blue RW Spyder - Front Angle
Blue RW Spyder – Front Angle


  • 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.
Blue RW Spyder - Engine View
Blue RW Spyder – Engine View


  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Adjustable position pedal assembly
  • Roll bar (removable)
  • 911 style fan shroud
  • De Dion rear suspension system
  • Conformal racing mirrors
Blue RW Spyder - Interior
Blue RW Spyder – Interior

RW Speedster: A Modern Tribute to a Classic Automotive Icon

Only a handful of cars can lay claim to having as much influence and as long a production history as the legendary Porsche 356 Speedster. Early versions of the 356 date back as far as 1948, and by the early 1950s it gained a strong following among performance enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic for its exhilarating handling and distinctive styling. A class win at LeMans in 1951 certainly contributed to its enduring popularity, as many owners relished the car on both the track and street.

RW Speedster

The philosophy behind the 356’s design was simple—a small, lightweight car with plenty of power that offered far more driving fun and performance than a large, heavy, overpowered vehicle. Production of the 356 lasted until 1965, even after the replacement Porsche 911 debuted in 1963.    Continue reading RW Speedster: A Modern Tribute to a Classic Automotive Icon

Our New 911 Style Fan Shroud Kit Is Here!

Rock West Racing Announces the Launch of Its New 911 Style Fan Shroud Kit

Rock West Racing is developing multiple products for the kit car market and is now offering this 911 style fan shroud kit for Type 1 VW engines. In addition to kits for Spyders, Speedsters and RSKs, the company is developing a range of complementary parts and components to expand its customers’ project options.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 – Rock West Racing is announcing its first available product, a 911 style fan shroud kit. Designed to upgrade the look and function of a Type 1 VW engine with dual carburetors, the 911 style fan shroud is appropriate for 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder replicas along with VW hot rods. The kit comes with all the necessary parts to complete the project, as well as an instruction manual. Rock West Racing is an emerging business in the replica car industry and is headquartered in San Diego with manufacturing facilities in both El Cajon, California and West Jordan, Utah.    Continue reading Our New 911 Style Fan Shroud Kit Is Here!