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Achim Anscheidt (Bugatti Design) built a lightweight Porsche 911 - YouTube Gold by Casper Heij

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Bugatti's chief of design Achim Anscheidt is a man who likes his personal cars lightweight. That might seem like a stark contrast in comparison to the cars he designs for a living. The Bugatti Veyron and Chiron are amazing cars but not the lightest cars around. It's therefore kind of surprising that mister Anscheidt has a personal project car that's all about being as light and nimble as possible.

The basis of the project is a 1981 Porsche 911 SC, but it's been built to look like something a lot older. Besides that, most of the metal panels are replaced by kevlar parts. To do even more weight reduction, the interior was stripped out and there's plastic windows to replace the heavier glass ones. Even the heater had to go. The whole thing weighs 820 kilograms according to Anscheidt.

For those who are -like us- fascinated by this amazing car, we have some good news: did an amazing background story on the build of the car by Anscheidt and Willi Thom. The result is in the video below.

Achim Anscheidt (Bugatti chief of design) built a lightweight 911

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