PR’s Carbon-Clad Porsche 968 Time Attacker

The Porsche 968 never really caught on in the racing world outside of the occasional Porsche Club trackday. Despite a showing in the mid-nineties IMSA Firehawk series, the successor to the 944 always seemed to shy away from the limelight. Though it had a balanced, FR layout, a punchy inline-four and classic looks, it always trailed in the wake of the 911. Considering the lack of attention the 968 received in the racing world, the guys at PR Technology have given this particular 968 a surprisingly thorough makeover, complete with aero, lots of boost and no shortage of carbon fiber. Designed to win WTAC, this particular build, in the eternal words of John Hammond, “Spared no expense”.

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PR’s 968, with its elaborate carbon bodywork, bears little resemblance to the original car.

After visiting the garage of Under Suzuki and witnessing his elaborate S15 time attack monster, Rob Pobestek decided to take his 968 Clubsport to the Open Class-level. After discussing figures with one of the prevalent time attack builders on the scene, he came to the conclusion that he would need to delve into the challenging, expensive arenas of aerodynamics and turbocharging to have a chance at the WTAC title.

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Completely painted and race-ready, the PR 968 has looks reminiscent of the 911 GT1 racer.

With the exception of the carbon body panels, the car was completely built and tuned in-house by PR Technology. The three-liter motor retained its stock displacement but received forged internals and a Borg Warner EFR turbo that provides anywhere between 600 and 900 horsepower depending on boost. In order to harness this power output, a multi-stage traction control system has been added.

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The 968’s cockpit looks far more modern than one would expect from something twenty years old.

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The LMP1-style dorsal fin aids turn-in speed.

If the power output isn’t striking enough, the bodywork certainly is. From the rear, the elaborate body panels give it a look reminiscent of an LMP1 car. Only after peering through the overhanging wings and diffusers can the original rectangular Porsche tail lights be seen. The detailed diffuser hides a six-speed transaxle which enables lighting-fast shifts and improves weight distribution. Clearly a labor of love, this build takes a no-nonsense approach to finding lap times with an unpopular, unproven platform. If there’s a car that best captures that rare blend of passion and rationale, it might be this one.

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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