The controversial Porsche 356 RSR by Rod Emory and Momo is up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey online auction in August.
Porsche purists hated on this creation, the craziest yet by the 356 custom specialist, when it was revealed in May 2019. “People had strong reactions, it was too over the top,” said Emory. That’s something of an understatement.
The look, inspired by the Porsche 935, is definitely not to everyone’s taste, but it is undeniably unique, and will no doubt command a healthy price. Emory’s outlaw 356s have been known to fetch $300,000 and this one-off is expected to eclipse that.
Beneath the insane steampunk riveted aluminum body panels rides the suspension from a 964 with KW adjustable coilovers and a bespoke Emory-Rothsport Outlay-4 engine. The aluminum motor is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder based on Porsche’s 3.6-liter six. Mated to twin turbochargers, it produces 393 hp.
The project was a collaboration with Momo, so the RSR wears the Italian firm’s 17-inch centerlock wheels, bucket seats, seatbelts and, of course, steering wheel.
RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey auction takes place online from 14–15 August.