• Jan 23, 2010
Heynsdyk 2500SF – Click above for high-res image gallery

Another day, another kit car for your toupee-tousling amusement. This is the Heynsdyk 2500SF from Holland: a bespoke body placed over the engine, electronics, and drivetrain of a Porsche 944. The substantially lighter body, in galvanized steel, takes weight down to 900 kilograms (1,980 pounds) while maintaining 50/50 weight distribution. There are six engine choices, from a basic 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 163 horsepower, to a 2.5-liter four-pot S-motor with a turbo. That one will get you 250 horsepower, and from 0 to 60 in six seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour).

You can buy the car as a kit or a finished product, and prices start at €14,750 ($20,798 U.S.) for the kit, or €36,995 ($52,158 U.S.) for a ready runner. Like its countrymate Spyker, what the car might lack in beauty it makes up for in unique and arresting looks. Have a look for yourselves in the gallery of high-res photos below. Hat tip to Anton!



[Source: Heynsdyk (translated)]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I like 944's more than this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like 968s more than this, 944s probably- especially since the interior is the same.

        front end is definitely meh. side and rear are much sharper than the blunt and dull front end. and the doors,?.

      • 4 Years Ago
      This would get more looks, but I like my 944's factory body better :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah, not so much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cheap looking ugly kit car. I'd rather have a nice 944/968.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like a nice slant nose.

      But I dunnot about a slant tail.

      The shape is a bit too truncated. The front isn't bad... obviously inspired but not copied from early 356 era Porsches.

      But the side is far too busy, and the back is too tapered downward.

      But I am glad to see the 914 chassis getting attention. it is a nice platform, under a body that doesn't show it.

      But I like the ItalDesign Tapiro or Hispano-Aleman one-offs, based on the 914.

      And if they had the converted WRX STI drivetrain like the SDI WR3, with the RWD lateral converted 6MT transaxle... That would be even better... 300+ watercooled, turbocharged horsepower.
        • 4 Years Ago
        wow... I need to read this more closely, and stop skimming so fast. 944 not 914.

        That thing looks like a 914 re-body. They cut a heck of a lot off a 944 to make it that small

        I'd rather have a 944. I've long had a plan to graft a 968 onto a 951 (944 Turbo) for a while.

        944's more angular quarter windows and tail panel, and turbo's under-spoiler, but 968's slant nose with shark-eye lay-back headlights... The two bodystyles meeting at the middle of the body, around the B-pillar, with 968 side skirts.

        Put a 2.8-3.0 built inline 4, with 16 valve Variocam head, AND turbocharged... Powerhaus gets well over 400hp turbocharing the 16 valve 3-liter engine. As well as 968's 6-speed manual, 993 big-red brakes, and M030 suspension, with bilstein coil-overs, and late model Porsche wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I could drive a 944 through some of those panel gaps
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dunno. Front's alright in a morgan sorta way, back's alright in a sm slr sorta way... together the design just doesn't flow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Indeed. I'd love to see a new "trend" among sporty car makers to try to hit below 2k lbs on their curb weights (less a driver).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now this is the kinda car i like. No navigation, no fancy electricals. What happened to cars like this today? Not that i don't like a bit of high tech every now but simple is better to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $50K for a kit car with 20 year old engine, electronics and drivetrain? I'd imagine that the Boxster is superior in every way, and you get a warranty.
        • 4 Years Ago
        and torsion bar rear suspsion, like a renault or other french car
        • 4 Years Ago
        944 has fully independent suspension. Do some research.
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