Published on 06 Jul 2013 by Dan Read
Porsche are not the only firm celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 this year, as tuning house Cam-Shaft are honouring the nameplate with a special kit for the 997-generation. The highlight has to be the car’s Gulf oil decals that cover every part of the car including the any visible edges around the boot and bonnet.
Aside from the retro colour scheme, Cam-shaft has also uprated the 997’s performance. They’ve borrowed a power package from fellow tuner 9ff that includes a new sports exhaust, a larger intercooler and an improved air filter. With a modified ECU also installed the Cam-shaft kit takes the existing 3.6 litre turbocharged six-cylinder from 473bhp to 641bhp and offers an additional 133lb-ft of torque. These upgrades lead to a 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds and a 62-124mph time of 6.0 seconds.
The chassis now has height adjustable suspension from Bilstein and new OZ-Ultralegera lightweight alloys on each corner. Inside, drivers are offered upgraded bucket seats but there’s no word on whether the Gulf inspired look can be continued within the cabin. Prices have been announced in Euros, so UK Porsche owners will be charged the equivalent of €2,800 for the body covering wrap, plus another €700 if they want the door sills and other finishing touches covered in Gulf livery.
Gulf’s history with Porsche is a storied one because of the successes at Le Mans, but it’s probably just as well known as the colour scheme on Steve McQueen’s Porsche 917 in the 1971 movie Le Mans. Whether you like the colour scheme because of the movie or racetrack association, you can’t argue that this is a great looking Porsche.