KAMM Manufaktur launches carbon 912C variant weighing sub-700 kilos
Budapest-based KAMM Manufaktur, the business our readers will know for reimagining the 912 to new levels of performance usability without losing the host Porsche’s classic looks or analogue driving experience, has announced the availability of a full (sans monocoque) carbon-fibre 912 C, resulting in overall weight of just 699 kilograms in full road-legal trim, a saving of more than three hundred kilos over a standard 912 and more than fifty kilos over the standard 912 C, the prototype of which we reviewed in the December 2022 issue of Classic Porsche.
The original 912 C received high praise for its blend of superior performance and light weight. Featuring a semi-carbon body, the 750kg restomod retained its original steel roof and rear quarter panels, but made use of KAMM-manufactured carbon-fibre panels and extensive use of lightweight weave throughout the rest of the car. Now, new for 2024, every body panel is replaced by high-quality carbon-fibre. “We always look for new ways to save weight, whilst also enhancing driving dynamics,” says KAMM founder, Miklós Kázmér. “With the full carbon 912 C, we aim to lose weight at the back and top of the car, thereby getting it as close to 50:50 weight distribution as possible.“ Also new for 2024 is a full bespoke design service for 912 C owners. In short, following an initial meeting discussing technical specification with Kázmér, the buyer will enter into a design consultation process ensuring a completely individual car is produced. With every detail bespoke, no two finished 912 Cs will be the same. This procedure provides an unlimited range of options, including a choice of seats and wheels, exterior and interior trim finishes, plus bespoke liveries.
IMPROVING THE BREED
A host of technical upgrades will also feature on the 2024 912 C, including a more powerful air-cooled four-cylinder engine, new KAMMdesigned seat options, improved aerodynamics for enhanced highspeed stability and reduced wind noise, upgraded air-conditioning and improved in-car audio/smartphone connectivity. Further details on these specification changes will be revealed in a forthcoming issue of Classic Porsche. “I am a perfectionist and continuously seek innovative new ways to improve the 912 C,” Kázmér told us. “Our new carbon-fibre body is a great example of this focus, with perfect fit, incredible strength, and further weight saving. In addition, the 2024 912 C will offer a range of enhancements to further enhance driving pleasure and give an even more rewarding ownership experience. We look forward to delivering the first client cars early into 2024. We will show the world our new development mule and offer it for evaluation later in the year.” The 2024 full-carbon KAMM 912 C is priced at €400,000 in standard specification, including a donor 912. Customers can also choose to donate their own 912 for conversion, dropping the price to €360,000. Compare this with the semi-carbon KAMM 912 C, which is priced at €360,000 in standard specification and €320,000 when a donor 912 is supplied. Kázmér’s team is currently taking orders for 2024’s last remaining 912 C build slots, which is why interested parties should get in touch with KAMM headquarters directly to register a sales enquiry.