The story of the Whale Tail Project started in 2019 when Johans bought his first Porsche an 83’ 3,2 carrera targa. Johans has always been a petrol head, and when the decision was made to buy a classic car, a Porsche 911 was the obvious choice: a classic shape, a reliable flat six and pure air cooled engine.
The idea was to restore and customize the vehicle. When the process started, the car got totally disassembled and among all these parts, Johans noticed the spoiler and thought that it would be a shame to dispose of such a beautiful object and it would fit perfectly in his living room. The whale tail got delivered to his house and he decided to develop the idea and create an object that would represent the quintessence of the Porsche brand, history and technology.
The iconic Whale Tail was first introduced on the 75’ 930 turbo, a legendary car for a whole generation due to the first addition of a turbo to the engine, the specific wider look and driving characteristics due to the turbo lag and oversteering.
An early 930 demands undivided attention.
The turbocharger used in the 930 turbo is derived from the 917 who won the first overall win at the 24h of le Mans in 70’ and 71’ and featured in Steve McQueen’s movie Le Mans. The idea behind the Whale Tail Project is to revive the emotions, nostalgia and the glorious racing past of the Porsche brand by displaying on our stylish revisited spoilers retro and modern interpretations of racing liveries.
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