2011 Wittera Retro-Ma.de Spyder
(from Wittera Press Release) The Retro-Ma.de Spyder by WITTERA
With the Retro-Ma.de
Spyder model, which is inspired by the legendary Porsche 550,
WITTERA are bringing back yesterday's functionality and aesthetics.
The kit car body is available in two sizes. One features a
historically correct wheels base. It can be either mounted to a
space frame or a shortened undercarriage of a Volkswagen Beetle. The
S version, on the other hand, is longer and fits a Beetle's standard
chassis. Having wider fenders, it's also possible to use broader
rims and tyres here.
One could be taken from
the Alfa Romeo 33, for example. Thanks to a capacity of 1.7 Litres
and 16V technology it delivers 132 HP. Since the Spyder is a
puristic and lightweight sports car, acceleration is more than
enjoyable with this motor. But there can be even more power. To
achieve this the Germans have developed a trick to transplant a
turbo charged Subaru motor into the Spyder. Instead of the original
gear box, they found that one from Audi can be used. Thanks to that
the drive train fits in the engine compartment. Then up to 254
ponies will be at command. This is over 100 HP more than even the
fastest cars of the Retro-Ma.de Spyder's stylistic archetype ever
had – and they were racing cars!