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  • Jan 15, 2014
What we have here is the work of Dubai tuner Royal Customs that is controversial even beyond its styling. The Middle East aftermarket house says it spent fourteen months developing a bodykit for the Porsche Cayman, and the results seem to be aimed at those who wish their coupe were a 918 Spyder - the nose, strake-filled and widened rear fender, carbon fiber wing and massive diffuser all cribbing some from Stuttgart's new hybrid supercar.

Even without a buyer, the Alpha One Concept is already controversial. When WorldCarFans posted on the Royal Customs car recently, German tuner Alpha-N Performance wrote in alleging that the Dubai package copies their design from two years ago, which was also called the Alpha One, a design with which it's clear the Dubai Alpha One shares numerous cues. We asked Royal Customs about its relationship to the Alpha One car, we were told, "Yes, there is a lot we can say about the remarkable similarities all of which will be explained by our press release by Mr. Emil from Autogespot. Please wait for the official release and you will have the full exciting story. It's an 'actual success story' and not a 'replication' story."

The response is referring to an "extensive report" on the car coming out of Autogespot. Royal Customs doesn't have the Alpha One Concept on its site yet, so we're still missing quite a few details on it, such as whether the Porsche engine has been given a similarly 918-ish workover. We do know that the company says each car takes 30 days to build and it will only build three of them, which is a number that should satisfy any haters and, even more so, its buyers. You can decide which side of the fence you're on by having a close look at it in the gallery above.


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      AcidTonic
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wish a real model looked like that..... They should hire this guy.
      Cayman
      • 11 Months Ago
      They spent 14 months??? My first inclination is they should spend another 14 months on it; but they'd probably be better off if they spent 14 fewer months working on it. Who the hell buys garbage like this?
      Drakkon
      • 11 Months Ago
      uuuum. No.
        Drakkon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Drakkon
        I think my favorite part is they seemed to have taken these photos with a iphone on low res.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 11 Months Ago
      So sue me, I kinda like it. If you want a plain Porsche, then buy a stock one.
      TorontoJeff
      • 11 Months Ago
      This doesn't make any sense to me. Why would you go through the trouble for 90 days worth of work. It takes 30 days and they are only going to make 3 of them?? WTF?
      Cain Gray
      • 11 Months Ago
      For a bodykit, it...actually...doesn't look...that bad.... I'd drive it.
      Storm
      • 11 Months Ago
      rice
      Weld Al Suwaidi
      • 11 Months Ago
      Hi guys. How are u all This is my car and I belive that is fabulous and unique and regarding the paint its rolls Roy's bonnet paint which we paint the full car with it , regarding the engine it's modified with tpc turbo stage 3. Which gives more than 600 hp Regards mana al suwaidi You can contact me on my emai. Emirates69@hotmail.com. Inistigram. Suwaidi88. Facebook. Weld al suwaidi.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Weld Al Suwaidi
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        FRD
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Weld Al Suwaidi
        I consider myself a purist, but I kind of like it. I noticed a red Camaro in one of the photos, I drive a Camaro. Regarding your Porsche I think it looks better than what Porsche has been designing lately.
        Cain Gray
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Weld Al Suwaidi
        I think it looks tasteful. For a second, I thought it was a new Porsche!
      Bernard
      • 11 Months Ago
      Porshe needs to fire their design team and hire these guys. This car looks more compelling than the entire Porsche lineup. All it needs now is the 911 Turbo S motor for $120k and the base 911 motor for $70k.
      gtv4rudy
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like that red Camaro better in the background in photo 7.
      Weld Al Suwaidi
      • 11 Months Ago
      And the company will release soon a video about how did the built that kit and we face many challenges to become as what u see right now
      ffelix422
      • 11 Months Ago
      "Why?!"
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