So you think a Porsche 911 Carrera 2 or 4 is a fast, but not superfast car? Yeah? Well think again when you see this Porsche 911 (964) Carrera based Bullit 360 S that was conceived in 1990 by Lotec from Kolbermoor in the south of Germany. Of course there's a catch, because this 911 that does 310km/h (195mph) might have been based on a normaly aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera, the car's engine was uprated by means of a twin-turbo setup which let the 3.6L flat-six produce 500 horsepower! Lotec also offered a slightly less powerfull Bullit 360 (without the "S") wich had 350BHP. The body of the base Porsche 911 was extensively modified with a heavily changed nose, new front bumper, sideskirts and widened wheel arches which housed 275/40/17 tires on 17 inch OZ Futura wheels on the front, the rear was fitted with 315 wide tires. This all came at a price; about 215,000 DM (about twice the price of a standard 964 Carrera 2) for the Carrera 2 variant, 225,000 DM for the Carrera 4 version.
The 1990 Lotec Bullit 360 in the flesh. Note the complety reshaped nose of the car with smooth covers for the headlights, most likely far more aerodynamically efficient than Porsche's original. Something has to be done if you want to hit 300 km/h. Styling of the Lotec Bullit 360 is a bit like period Strosek and Gemballa designs; smooth lines, rather functional and nothing too fancy.
From the side the new nose makes the car look quite long. Aerodynamics first.
A beatiful look at the nose of the Lotec Bullit 360. A solution for a highspeed nose wich is a far cry from the 935 inspired slantnoses of the 1980s.
Text: copyright Bram Corts