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Friday, August 6, 2021

Here is the only one bulletproof Porsche 911 sports car

For those of you who have the opportunity to visit the automotive museum of the famous German car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, you may have seen this unique sports car. There is only one that has ever been made by Porsche.
The 996-generation Porsche 911 is the only-one 911 model produced by Porsche with an original bullet-proof body. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
The car mentioned above is the Porsche 996 (the Porsche's internal designation for its 911 model produced from 1997 to 2006 ). It might be this is one of the least interested Porsche products. Maybe because the appearance of the "eye egg" headlights that look strange, had a kind of reliability problems, or because of the application of a different type of water cooled engine from its predecessor. 
The 996-generation Porsche 911 is capable of withstanding the burst of the NATO's 9 mm caliber bullets from pistols and SMGs and bullets from 44 Magnum revolvers. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
But whatever the reason, the 996-generation Porsche 911 is ready to surprise everyone. Today, one-of-the-kind-car has become one of the rare collections of the Porsche Museum, because the 996-generation Porsche 911 is the only Porsche 911 produced by Porsche with an original bullet-proof body, which is not the result of third-party modifications. 
The 996-generation Porsche 911 ia installed a layer of 20mm thick bullet-proof glass materials named Dyneema. (Picture from: Total 911)
The bullet-proof bodied Porsche 911 started as a special project to fulfill a customer's special order for the Stuttgart-based automaker to build the bullet-proof bodied Porsche 911 in the mid-1990s. Answering the request, then Porsche built the mentioned car in question by using an early version of the Porsche 996 Carrera in Dragonfly Turquoise Metallic color which was taken directly from the production line as a donor car.
This is because as a composite material, Dyneema is able to absorb bullet energy of 15 times stronger than bullet-proof steel of the same weight. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
Then, the Porsche's engineering team installed a layer of 20mm thick bullet-proof materials that was made specifically for the 996-generation Porsche 911. The German automaker chose the Dyneema as a bullet-proof coating. This is because as a composite material, Dyneema is able to absorb bullet energy of 15 times stronger than bullet-proof steel of the same weight.
The 996-generation Porsche 911 is powered by a 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine capable of pumping power up to 296 hp and 350 Nm of torque. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
Uniquely, the interior of this car is then made exactly the same as the standard production car except the sunroof is removed. As a result, a package of cabin options remains available such as a high-end audio system, electric heated seats and cruise control. The exterior appearance of the bullet-resistant Porsche 911 996 Carrera also looks the same as the standard version of the normal Porsche 911 996 Carrera. So it's almost hard to differ if the body panels are bullet-proof panels.
The 996-generation Porsche 911 bulletproof model look the same as the standard version of the normal Porsche 911 996 Carrera. (Picture from: Total 911)
From the results of tests carried out by Porsche, it has been proven that the 996-generation Porsche 911 is capable of withstanding the burst of the NATO's 9 mm caliber bullets from pistols and SMGs and bullets from 44 Magnum revolvers. As a consequence of using decay-resistant body panels, the car becomes heavier. Well, when compared to the normal 996 Carrera which weighs around 1,317 kg, this bullet-resistant version weighs 2,722 kg.
Meanwhile for the drivetrain, the bullet-proof bodied Porsche 911 still uses its original engine, ie a 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine capable of pumping power up to 296 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, this particular project had to end with only one car ever being made as there was no longer any demand from the consumers. This may be due to the high cost of production.😥 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | THE DRIVE | AUTOEVOLUTION | TOTAL 911 | CARBUZZ ]
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