Randy Pobst took this amazing Porsche 993 Remastered by Gunther Werks for a spin around Laguna Seca Raceway and managed to clock a blistering 1:30.99. The Autocar YouTube channel documented the entire run, and it’s nothing less than amazing.
If you are unfamiliar with Laguna Seca and what may or may not be classified as a ‘good lap time’, the unofficial production car lap record for the track is held by the Porsche 918 Spyder with a time of 1:29.89. The Mclaren P1 managed to run a 1:30.71, meaning that this ol’ restomod Porsche is about as fast as the P1.
This Gunther Werks Porsche 993 features an air-cooled 4L naturally-aspirated flat-six (it’s important to keep up with Porsche’s heritage) that produces 431 horsepower and 312 lb-ft of torque. For context, the Maclaren P1 produces around 900 horsepower, meaning that there is far more to this car and its insane lap times than just the engine.
Gunther Werks has included tons of carbon fiber into this build to keep the car as light as physically possible (2500 pounds), while the upgraded brakes and adjustable third-party suspension keeps the car manageable through the twists and bends of the chaotic Laguna Seca Raceway.