The Kamm 912c is another Porsche restomod only this isn’t a six-cylinder one like seemingly all of the others. Instead of starting with a Porsche 911, Budapest tuner Miklós Kázmér has taken the four-cylinder rear-engined Porsche, the 912, as the basis for this car.
The original 912 was made as a replacement for the 356, and built from 1965 to 1969 as an entry-level alternative to the then-new 911. For a time, it even outsold its more expensive six-cylinder sibling. Not only was it cheaper, but shorn of some standard equipment and with two fewer cylinders it was also lighter than contemporary 911s, with less rearward weight bias and a longer cruising range.
Porsche made nearly 30,000 of them and it’s a tidy surivor (not too tidy and not too shabby) to which Kázmér, under the Kamm Manufacktur brand name, turns his attention.
This is the first Kamm 912c which we've now driven a couple of times, first as an early prototype and now in near-finalised form. As we write (July 2023) the first customer cars are on the way. There are only two build slots left for this year.
Taking weight out of the 912, already a light vehicle, is Kamm's starting point. The standard steel shell receives just a little stiffening around the suspension points, while the bonnet, engine cover, front wings and doors are all carbonfibre, with an influx of the stuff inside too. The standard 912 weighs only a little over 950kg but here the claim is 750kg, wet and with optional air conditioning. Kázmér says it could be as little as sub-700kg if he really went to town on emptying the car’s insides.