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KAMM Manufaktur revives Porsche 912

A 170 hp restomod from Budapest

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The Porsche 912 is being revived and upgraded by a new automotive company from Budapest. That was an odd sentence to write, but KAMM Manufaktur is taking original Porsche 912s and giving them the restomod treatment, and the results are legit. KAMM’s 912c maintains the lines and grace of the 912 but modernizes most aspects of the car. Founded by Miklós Kázmér, KAMM focuses solely on the 912, with the first details of the 912c released on September 8th of this year.

“I have worked on my vision of the perfect 912 for many years, creating a world-class team of engineers and experts to help make my dream a reality,” says Kázmér.

Porsche developed the 912 as an entry-level version to the 911 and produced it from 1965 to 1969. The 912 was lighter than its 911 sibling, 2,127 lbs. vs. 2,376 lbs., and with KAMM’s 912c, that weight is reduced to 1,653 lbs. with a steady diet of new components including carbon fiber.

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KAMM 912c

“Steel is replaced with carbon, seamlessly blended without trace, ensuring flawless fit and finish,” per the company’s website. “KAMM engineers enhance the chassis, brakes suspension, wheels and tyres and replace all original elements with brand new, factory parts including lights, fixings and rubbers.”

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KAMM 912c

The 912 was originally powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four engine that produced 90 hp at 5,800 rpm. For the 912c, KAMM partnered with JPS to develop a 2.0-liter flat-four JPS air-cooled 616 engine that produces a factory-rated 170 hp.

Now the bad news: the 912c is priced at $384,000, though you can provide a 912 donor if you’re so inclined. Full production starts in 2023, and the first 912c sold is now in production for 2023 delivery in the United States.

Specifications:

Body:

  • Carbon fibre
  • Fully restored and reinforced
  • Lexan windows
  • Total weight: 750 kg

Suspension:

  • KAMM Front custom coilovers
  • Rear adjustable arms
  • Adjustable front and rear sway bars
  • Adjustable front and rear dampers

Interior:

  • KAMM carbon fiber seats
  • Electric Air-Conditioning
  • Lightweight carpeting
  • Carbon fibre interior trim
  • Tilton pedalbox

Engine:

  • 912 2.0 litre, JPS Aircooled 616 engine
  • 170 HP
  • Fast road tune
  • High-compression 10.5
  • Rev limit 7200RPM
  • KAMM carbon Carrera cooling
  • Weber 44IDF carburetor
  • 123ignition
  • KAMM stainless steel exhaust system

Gearbox:

  • 901/2 5-speed (dogleg)
  • ZF LSD Differential  
  • Porsche aluminium, hydraulic, racing clutch
  • KAMM gearshift lever, linkage

Brakes:

  • Front – Porsche 964
  • Rear – Brembo aluminum
  • Ventilated front and rear discs
  • Hydraulic handbrake

Wheels:

  • Centre-lock 3-piece wheels
  • Yokohama AD08RS tyres
David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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