There’s a sweet spot where a visceral driving experience meets the modern day track capable road car. The car being auctioned here is clearly for the driver. The car’s name is “Mercy”, and was built by bespoke 911 builder, gProgramm in New York. The car started life as a 1978 911SC and was completely stripped and media blasted to bare metal. Every component of the car was either replaced with a new part or refurbished to as new condition.
The car is finished in the early 356 color of Slate Grey and is in excellent condition. The black trim gives the car a sinister look to go along with its name and performance. The fuel filler was relocated to under the hood, with a center cap, similar to early Porsche R/RSRs. A set of genuine sourced 914 ‘round factory’ Porsche fog/driving lights are featured up front. The car rides on a set of 17-in. Fikse forged aluminum Fuchs-style wheels. The brakes are upgraded to the 986 Boxster setup, front and rear, featuring four-piston Brembo calipers. The car was also fitted with the optional Leistung Package, which includes adjustable coil-over spring/damper units, with Billet front and rear 935 style suspension and monoball articulating trailing arms. All bushings and drop-links were upgraded along with front and rear sway bars. The Handling and performance are sure to put a smile on your face.
The gProgramm gP2 911 is powered by a 285-hp, 3.4-liter twin-plug engine featuring twin PMO down draft carburetors and crank fire distributor-less ignition. The engine was completely disassembled and then meticulously blueprinted, balanced, and hand-built prior to installation. It is truly a work of art, with a twin center exhaust, dual stainless steel heat exchangers with complete engine bay wire tuck. The engine is paired to a custom geared 915 five-speed manual transmission with LSD (Limited Slip Differential).
The all new black interior is fitted with custom bolstered leather racing seats with Tartan inserts. RS style door cards are finished with matching tartan inserts, pull strap handles and manual windows. A classic 350-mm Momo Prototipo steering wheel has been installed. Behind the steering wheel is a custom gProgramm tachometer (finished in Porsche Dolphin Grey) alongside the standard Porsche VDO gauges. The exposed shift tower was polished and capped off with an iconic 917-style wood shift knob. The car is outfitted with hidden twin USB outlets for phone or other electronic devices. The carpets are completed in the classic German wool square weave. Lastly, a roll bar has been fitted, adding rigidity and passenger protection.
gP2 Mercy was one of three gProgramm Porsches driven cross-country from New York to California in 2017 as a promotional trip which ended at Luftgekühlt 4. While in California this car was driven and reviewed by Matt Farah for the popular Smoking Tire web series, One Take.
This gProgramm 911 is the second example built and offers the best of both worlds with its retro-inspired design and modern performance underpinnings. With less than 7,000 miles since the completion of the build, it has been fully sorted. One would be hard-pressed to find such a Porsche Outlaw with superior build quality at this price point.
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