What do you do when a customer requests a 356 capable of driving to East Coast USA ski resorts each winter?
If you’re Rod Emory, famed creator of Outlaw Porsches at Emory Motorsports in North Hollywood, California, you fuse together the body of a 1964 Porsche 356C with the all-wheel-drive running gear of a 1990 911 (964) C4.
This is the result, thought to be the world’s first all-wheel-drive Porsche 356, named by Emory as the 356 C4S though the owner refers to it as the “AllRad 356”.
Why 356 AWD?
Few individuals complain so much about the usual rear-drive automobile. However, this automobile was designed to succeed in the snow-capped locations of the East Coast with a bit extra ease than your traditional P traditional automobile.
The 356 C4S mission would have taken about 4 years to finish the bodywork of a 1964 Porsche 356 and the chassis of a 911 C4 from 1990.
The 911 is each longer and wider than the 356. However, by shortening the primary and widening the second, they acquired nearer.
The engine is pure 356, a 2.4-liter Emory-Rothsport “Outlaw-4” unit, created with renowned engine builder Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing.
It uses an original four-cylinder cast-aluminum block based on dry-sump engine design, along with custom billet cam housings, camshafts, and crankshafts. Twin-plug cylinder heads are fed by dual Weber 48 IDA carburetors, with exhaust gases leaving via custom headers and a stainless-steel muffler.
It uses crank-fire ignition and full-flow lubrication with remote filter and cooler. In contrast, the C4’s G64 five-speed AWD manual gearbox was kept, and now incorporates a rally-style differential bias with independent front-to-rear and side-to-side manual torque control.
The suspension is by adjustable KW coil-over shocks and stopping is by standard 964 disc brakes. The custom 16×7 black powder-coated wheels are from Emory Motorsports, shod with 205/60R16 Pirelli Ice Zeros for strong all-weather grip.
At first glance, the bodywork looks stock but if you know your 356s you might spot the subtle differences: the widened rear section, a flattened hood with its handle deleted, a louvered deck lid, body-colored rally lights, and competition fuel filler (which leads to an 18-gallon GT FuelSafe fuel cell).
It’s painted Graphite Blue Metallic, an OE 2016 Porsche color.
The customer not only requested the titanium roof rack, which is capable carrying bikes, skis, or other gear on road trips, but he produced some of it through his titanium bicycle manufacturing company, Independent Fabrication.
The interior is fitted out with an RS-style driver’s seat and a Speedster-style passenger seat, both in green leather and with four-point competition harnesses.
The roll cage is removable. Other neat touches include the green square-weave carpet with rubber floor mats, MOMO Heritage steering wheel, a 911 shifter with Outlaw shift knob, and Tilton pedal assembly.
The car weighs 2150lb and produces 200bhp. “The Emory 356 C4S is really the first ‘RS’ that we’ve built,” says Rod Emory, “while being the world’s first AWD 356. Our goal was to create a special Porsche that never existed but should have. The end result is that the 356 C4S really presents the highest performance level possible in a 356.”
Would you like one for you?
This automobile was a novel creation, however, when you requested for it and introduced in a reasonably large checkbook, Emory Motorsports would most likely take into account constructing your individual 356 C4S.
Images: Courtesy of Emory Motorsports