If you’re in the market for a customized vintage Porsche 911, you’re spoiled for choice in today’s market. Just in the United States there’s Singer Vehicle Design, Emory Motorsports and Magnus Walker. Elsewhere, you’ll find more options, like RAUH-Welt Begriff in Japan and Tuthill Porsche over in England. So how does one stand out from the competition? For starters, Gunther Werks offers you a two-night stay at a luxury resort and fountain pen to match the car you just ordered.
The southern California-based Gunther Werks brought its latest project, the 400R, to last week’s Quail show in Monterey. It’s an air-cooled Porsche 911 993 re-engineered to modern standards. Carbon fiber bodywork, roof and fenders hide modern suspension and wider, stickier tires and, of course, the Rothsport Racing-built 400 horsepower 4.0-liter flat-6 built that hangs out back and screams to 7,800 rpm a redline. On the inside, you can customize virtually everything — colors, materials, seats, seatbelts — to your heart’s content.
And if you’re looking for a little even more extra with your custom Porsche, that’s where Gunther Werks has you covered. While you wait for your newly commissioned custom 993 911 to be finished you’ll stay in private villas with “round-the-clock butler, concierge and housekeeping services.” If that isn’t enough, “each Gunther Werks 400R comes with two artisan-quality bespoke keys, which are ceremoniously presented in a custom wooden box complete with a bespoke collectible Gunther Werks fountain pen from Conid Pens of Antwerp, Belgium.”
It is also important to keep in mind that Gunther Werks is only building 25 400Rs and that each one will cost about $600,000, including the donor car. There are far more affordable ways to stay in a luxury resort or even buy a custom fountain pen, but at least Gunther Werks gives you a bespoke air-cooled 911 afterward.