• Jan 8th 2009 at 12:58PM
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Living in Montreal, you spend most of the year indoors dreaming up what you're going to do with those few weeks of summer when the skiing is bad. Now that the Grand Prix isn't around anymore, Canadian gearheads are looking for other ways to get their kicks. And when a retired engineer and a racing driver are penned up together in a snowstorm, this is what you get: the W3 Triposto.

The brainchild of Clyde and Hugh Kwok, the W3 Triposto takes a Porsche 911 and turns it into a unique speedster. Its open-air cockpit features 1+2 seating, like the McLaren F1, wrapped in pseudo-retro bodywork reminiscent of the 1958 Porsche 718 RSK (albeit one realized in carbon-Kevlar and aluminum). The flat-six has been tuned to deliver 300 horsepower, which propels the W3 to a face-shredding claimed top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 miles-per-hour). Kwok and Son prefer working with 90's-era Carreras, but will gladly perform the conversion on any 911 for a princely $250,000, or $300k for a turn-key model. You'll just have to wait until the snow melts to take it for a spin.

[Source: W3 Triposto via Jalopnik]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      ILL JUST STICK TO A REGULAR 911 THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        OMG there's a 911 underneath? This must be breaking some law.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And that's why French Canadian's aren't allowed to design cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should burn the ugly stick that thing got hit with, its power is just to terrifying for this world!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That guy looks like he built the car just to pose with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So what's up with car photographers and airplanes?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The guy looks about as silly as the guy who shows up for cars & coffee in the pink diablo.......wouldn't be what I'd chose, but hey, he's got more toys than me, so he must be doing something right!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's different, and neat looking.... but $250 grand? Good freakin' luck. There are a lot of cars I'd rather have for that kinda change. If you guys started with some late 70s early 80s 911s, and charged around 50 grand, you'd have a better business model. As it is you are doomed for failure.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay. Let me see... For $185K + Porsche donor, I can either have a Porsche 911, a new M3, a new Miata, AND a new Infiniti EX... or that.

      Hmmm..... decisions decisions.

      Let me think about it. I'll get back to you...
      • 6 Years Ago
      When great ideas meet horrible implementation...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Truly horrid. Why trash such a pretty car?

      I like how it looks like the hood can't be opened without scraping the nose on the ground.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm more interested in how much it would cost to convert that thing into a normal 911 thank you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol, 300hp.

      Who the hell would buy this?

      It does nothing to suggest it's worth 250,000+your car.

      Great, 186mph, you can damn near get to that in a corvette off the showroom floor.
      Hell, they got the vortech mustang with just a supercharger to go 191mph. (no mirrors or back seat)
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