In preparation for the build, the donor 928 was relieved of its bumpers, roof, glass, and metal body panels. Crucially, chassis reinforcement at the rear shock towers and rocker panels was added to maintain chassis rigidity, as evidenced in the video displaying how solidly the door closes.
Replacing all of this is a front clip made from a single-piece of fiberglass composite, with flush-mounted PIAA HID headlamps, that hinges at the front. In a hat tip to vintage Speedsters, a wind deflector replaces the windshield and wraps around to align with slim side glass.
The sloped rear deck hides an integrated, retractable roll bar that is buttressed by athletic rear haunches. And that’s just the exterior. Along with making room for the custom body, this 928 shed even more weight with the removal of insulation, air conditioning, the original seats and interior padding. From here, the Kwoks “space-age design philosophy” flows from the body into the dashboard and throughout the cabin.
In another nod to the past, you can see a distinct lack of frills and frippery inside. In classic Teutonic fashion, this Spyder is all about clean, functional engineering. Like the rest of the car, the seats are molded fiberglass units with a unique telescopic functionality enabling the whole pod to slide fore and aft for adjustment. They feature closed-cell neoprene padded sections wrapped in vinyl.
Aside from the gauge cluster and steering column, everything inside was custom, down to the short-throw shifter and steering wheel from MOMO. To maintain the smooth design flow, even the mechanical handbrake was deleted and replaced with an electronic unit. And here’s the best part; this car was built to be driven.