Paul Stephens to give owners Le Mans Porsches at historic racetrack

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Just 10 of the Le Mans Classic Clubsport Porsche 911s will be made. Owners can pick them up at the starting line. | Paul Stephens photo
Just 10 of the Le Mans Classic Clubsport Porsche 911s will be made. Owners can pick them up at the starting line. | Paul Stephens photo

Owners of the Paul Stephens-built Le Mans Classic Clubsport Porsche 911s will be given the opportunity to receive their cars at one of the most famous locations in racing: the Le Mans start line at a Circuit de la Sarthe in front of thousands of fans.

Stephens has committed to building just 10 of the cars, which take about 3,000 man hours each. The Porsches were expected to be ready for delivery for the biennial Le Mans Classic in 2020.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our Le Mans Classic Clubsport edition, but now the hard work sets in,” he said in a news release. “After touring Europe with the car this month, we’ve now started production for the first confirmed build slots.”

The cars will all be powered by a 3.4-liter air-cooled flat-6 rated at 300 horsepower. They will also have a cross-shaftless ITB injection system with GT3 plenum, a programmable ECU mapped in-house, RS-specification camshafts, a lightened and balanced crankshaft, lightweight conrods and a lightweight flywheel mated with a Getrag G50 gearbox and limited slip differential.

The 911s will be available with Touring specifications — which has a curb weight of 2,369 pounds -– or with Lightweight specifications, weighing as little as 2,138 pounds.

All that performance will come at a price. The Porsches start at £250,000, or just shy of $328,800.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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  1. Insane price. Should be more horsepower for that price! I’ll build you one for $200,000 if you have money like that to burn!

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