Magnus Walker, star of the documentary Urban Outlaw, has an extreme passion for early Porsche 911s. While he owns numerous examples, one of his favorites is a 1971 911T built as a “streetable race car.”
Walker’s 911T is built much like any club racer, with a nod towards increasing performance over maintaining originality. Gone is the original 2.2-liter flat-six, swapped with a newer 2.4-liter twin-plug variant, which Walker estimates is good for around 180 horsepower.
Like his other 911 creations, the car isn’t stock, although it lacks some of the artist’s latest style hallmarks. There are no drilled door handles, for example, and the rear deck lid isn’t louvered. The car lacks Walker’s now-familiar center hood fuel filler, and the front and rear turn signals are stock as far as we can tell.
The car is far from concourse-quality, too, since as Walker says, “dirt does not slow you down.” He likens the 911T to a favorite pair of old shoes, which is an analogy that makes perfect sense to us.
Even Jay Leno seems impressed with Walker’s attention to detail, complimenting the quality of the build. As Leno puts it, the Porsche develops the kind of power you can use all the time, which can’t be said for more modern sports cars. It also serves up a more direct, mechanical connection to the driver, also absent in many contemporary rides.
Though we’re certain Walker’s creations are priced beyond our means, we’re also certain that we’d be captivated by them if given a turn behind the wheel. Perhaps its best that we admire them from afar, even if we can’t wait for Leno to film more segments on Walker’s collection.