Oloi’s 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS has been modified to be the 997 911 R that never existed. The team at SP Motorsports retained the functionality of the car while doing the same for the new parts and features. The result is on par with a factory build.
Our next featured car from Oloi is this 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. This vehicle is different from the other Stuttgart-born coupes we previewed. Unlike that pair of GT3s, this 911 has been modified inside and out to create something both new and traditional.
“My intention was to create a 997 911 R that no one had ever built before,” Oloi founder and Porsche enthusiast Thomas Lee said. “The way I built it is how I imagined Porsche would build it. And I know for a fact that this car might be the only one in the world that has all the proper modifications and installations. It’s the correct spec.”
The 997 GTS slotted between the Carrera S and GT3. It was offered as both a coupe and cabriolet and then in Carrera 4 trim. Buyers could choose between a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. The first Carrera 4 GTS used a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine which sent 408 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels.
The GTS had a bespoke suspension designed to make it more suitable for the streets over the GT3. It came with center lock wheels, unique bumpers, blackout trim, unique door sill plates, and side skirts from the GT2. Alcantara trim lines the steering wheel, handbrake lever, and shifter.
Oloi’s Carrera 4 GTS is part of the 997.2 series and marks the end of the generation, which saw production from 2004 through 2012, when the 991 was introduced.
Thomas took his car over to SP Motorsports in Hayward, California, where it underwent cosmetic and mechanical changes. The goal was to keep the street-friendly nature of the Carrera 4 GTS while also sharpening its performance. Parts from other 911s such as the GT2 and GT3 were installed, but it’s important to note that everything had a purpose beyond looks. The seats, brakes, exhaust, and more were reworked and modified to be truly functional.
“A lot of time and effort went into this vehicle,” Thomas said.
Read more about this one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 build at Oloi’s blog: