A short drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada, lies a small town called Pahrump. But that’s not the wirdest thing going on here.
One Pahrumpian (Pahrumpite? Pah… eh) has something for sale so weird that there’s only one place it could possibly be advertised. Craigslist.
In amongst the probably-stolen phones, old CDs, and “Spiritual Religious Jesus Paintings” (that one’s real), is a vehicle that probably shouldn’t exist.
It’s a 2007 Porsche 997 GT3 with an LS3converion, and it’s left us asking “Why?”
To find the answer we look to the description, written in all-caps as is tradition.
“SILVER GT3 CLUB SPORT EQUIPPTED TRACK BEAST. RENAGADE HYBRID CONVERSION PERFORMED BY PORSCHE SHOP. NEW MOTOR BY GM PERFORMANCE, WITH WARRANTY.”
At least that warranty is good for peace-of-mind.
If you had asked me three hours ago whether a 6.2-litre V8 would fit into the back of a Porsche 911, I’d have laughed you out of the room. I also would have been wrong.
The owner claims it’s good for 390kW and 657Nm, though we’d probably take that with a grain of salt. There’s too much going on here to trust anything.
As well as it being a “very clean install”, the advertisement (which was nestled between a V12 Cadilac from 1933 and a Nissan Maxima advertised at a bargain $99,950) says the car comes with a few creature comforts like air conditioning, but no cruise control.
It’s tough to imagine how this thing would drive, given all the time Porsche spent balancing the car heads out the window when you plonk a V8 in it.
We’re sure whoever ends up owning this will have almost no concern about a lack of cruise control.