It takes balls to go out buy a 911 and decide you want to fit an aftermarket body kit. It takes even bigger balls to buy a 911, cut the bugger up and decide to make your own.
Essentially though, that’s what the boys at Vogue Auto Design have done here and, in the way that many a legend has been born, they’ve put together one of the most controversial cars to ever hit the information super-highway.
Now you’d think that tearing into a classically designed 993 could get you something of a reputation, and not necessarily one for unrivaled awesomeness either.
There’s been plenty of opinions voiced all over the interweb about their ultra-aggressive 993 ‘Revenger’ conversion and its origins too, but while this particular ride may not be for everyone, there’s no denying this modified Porsche is something of a spectacle to behold.
Obviously there are other wide-arch Porkers out there. Both the USA and Japan have seen some of the most talked-about creations, and most of them have been inspired by the official 1990’s GT2 Evo and Le Mans racecars. There’s even been one or two featured right here in the pages of FC.
There are similarities between those and this particular bit of British beef of course, the untrained eye could even be forgiven for thinking it’s pretty much the same deal. Get up close though and the difference is obvious; this car is built to be of the highest quality and it’s been done for a client-base that expects nothing but the absolute best.
You see, the very thing that gives other conversions around the globe their charm is the fact that they’re a little rough round the edges. These track demons are meant to be a bit cobbled together and battle-torn.
The whole point is that they’re like a well run-in war horse but all this is absent in the VAD Revenger. The truth is there’s nothing rough and ready about it but, instead of taking away any charm, it just makes this one all the more awesome.
The bottom line is VAD cut their teeth as a high-end wheel supplier and they follow one philosophy – ‘any car, any offset, any width, any PCD, any finish, any colour.’ Unlike oversees where tuners have a limited choice of wide wheels for Porsches, for VAD it’s all in hand meaning there’s been no need for spacers or shims to get the stance spot on.
Take these bonkers, super-wide forged beauties. For this project the boys had them manufactured to their own specifications by DPE and built the rest of the car around them. In essence they’ve made the motor fit the wheels instead of having to find a set close enough and adapt the offset. It makes sense too, if you’re gonna drop a serious amount of wedge on forged hoops, it’s unlikely you’ll want to bolt on shims and spacers to get ‘em to fit right.
As for the rest of the Revenger, it follows the same impeccable attention to detail. Everything from the matt paint and aero kit to the bespoke interior and the substantial chunk of tuning has been done by VAD in their own cutting-edge workshop.
The result makes it pretty obvious that they’re not just a luxury wheel supplier but a proper OEM-standard tuning house that can easily square up to any of the other global legends you read about. In fact, when it comes to outright quality and the excellence of execution, they’re already leading the game!
1995 PORSCHE 993 CARRERA 2
Revenger widebody aerokit consisting of front valance with integrated lip spoiler and bespoke led lighting system, rear valance with integrated venting, aero wide arches and sideskirts; xenon headlight conversion; RV1 matt black paint.
VAD custom exhaust, ecu upgrade and induction kit.
11 and 13.5×19–inch concave VC1 lightweight forged wheels in matt black with gloss lips; 265/30×19 and 355/25×19 tyres; VAD coilover suspension with adjustable rear links.
Re-trimmed and painted 993 Turbo front seats; leather dash with Alcantara inserts; GTR steering wheel.