THE EXTERIOR

of a Porsche 911 can be dangerous to modify so we aim for small but powerful refinements with the option of further variations of our design. At the end of the day we build your car, not our car! Hundreds of details, both big and small,  make up the KALMAR 7-97 and it takes hours to explore all of them even when you are looking closely – The overall effect though is stunning.

 

This is not a car that gives up its secrets easily, with a perfect mix of 1960s 911 influence combined with state-of-the-art modern technology.  The 7-97 is not made for top-speed or fastest lap-times, instead it is a car with passion and emotion at its core, producing what we call “Passionate Road Perfection”.

 

Whilst the sublime lines of the classic Porsche 911 are even further enhanced. The 7-97 sticks to the lightweight heritage of the 911R (but retaining some very modern comforts). This is achieved with the use of cutting-edge engineering and exotic modern materials into a unique package. Every KALMAR 7-97 s features our in-house designed and produced full carbon fiber bodywork.

 

Many unique design features have been created simply to retain and enhance the timeless classic look. The rear grille, for instance, combines ventilation and spoiler functions but remains visually faithful to the original 1960’s Porsche 911.

 

The classic Porsche DNA was a clear design target and styling cues from some of the most desired Porsche models are to be found in the KALMAR 7-97. The most obvious perhaps is the removal of the rain gutter, a feature which it shares with two legendary exotic Porsches of the past.

THE INTERIOR

is a chapter on its own. The choices are limitless with every THE INTERIOR detail fitted, finished, and built by hand. With hundreds of individual components creating the interior of the car, you can only imagine how many combinations there are to make this your very own car. Every surface color and material is free for you to choose  
- only your imagination sets the limits. Staying faithful to the classic 911 does not mean you cannot have modern comfort. Our own climate system and, of course, in-car entertainment system with navigation confirms this.

 

The steering wheel will be at the perfect location for you, with the wheel itself handmade to your precise specification regardless of whether you opt for an airbag-equipped item, classic Porsche looks or a pure racing steering wheel. The iconic five dials remain but are made uniquely for the KALMAR 7-97 with your individual touches.

 

Seats are also free of choice with the selection including everything from designed and retrimmed origi-nal seats to super comfortable Recaro items, or you can select full-race bucket seats to save weight. All seats will be tailor made for fit you personally.

 

If you are looking for pure luxury then choose the leather covered carbon inserts or, alternatively, have the insert painted in the car’s exterior color. And, you can retain the foldable rear seats made famous by the 911s on all options. If pure performance is your target then we can remove the rear seats and inserts and finish the inside chassis parts in high gloss exterior color both to keep the weight down and to add to your enjoyment of the engine sound.

 

Although we are very proud of our own design, it does not mean we are not open to new ideas even if it means major redesigns including digital instruments, or a racing inspired movable pedal box. As with everything we do – it will be unique, bespoke, and just for you!

THE HEART

THE HEART of the KALMAR 7-97 is as configurable as the rest of the car, and the heart is for us the entire drivetrain. You can choose your own individual package suited to your needs. Within our team, we have all the specialist knowledge needed to deliver anything from a comfortable GT-cruiser to a race-specificati-on car for the road or even for the track.

 

When working with Porsche there are always a wide variety of upgrades available – but we dare to move things even further with our own developments. The result is that we can create the exact engine you always dreamt of. All moving parts have been either replaced or fully restored. Modern solutions are considered and implemented where it makes sense to do so.

 

Weight distribution has played a major role in our development phase, and we are proud of the weight distribution we have reached with the help of many small details. For instance an electrical  
air-conditioning unit that has made it possible not only to create a beautiful engine bay but has also helped to improve the overall weight distribution.

 

Suspension is “our thing”, so we have gone all the way with our partners to reach an ultimate set-up with a perfect mix of comfort and performance. All components are race specification, so expect super-direct neutral handling, but still a Porsche to drive. The unique handling is a result of modern methods using a dynamic damper rig, combining “old-school” testing with Tom Kristensen’s invaluable input to help us to reach the target. The power goes to the tires via a fully revised gearbox with a bespoke limited-slip differential to ensure great road holding. Five or six speed gearbox options are available.

 

Brakes have always been a Porsches strong point, and the same goes for the KALMAR 7-97.  Choose between the original brakes. which are more than sufficient especially after the KALMAR weight reduction, or aim for one of the countless upgrades. 

THE PROCESS

Design, development, and production goes hand in hand at KALMAR Automotive so there is never long from idea to reality on your KALMAR 7-97. We will create the car of your dreams. Our team of craftsmen and countless suppliers are all ready to create your car. Each car is built by hand and the “rebirth” takes place at our workshop within our own test track.

 

Donor cars are the core pillar in every build for us. You need to supply the donor car or we can help you to source a suitable car. We check every car carefully before the process starts. 
We have created the KALMAR 7-97 so we can use either the Porsche 964 or 993 as donor cars. We chose these models as they offer modern car mechanical refinement but also represent the classic Porsche era.

 

Features including airbags, ABS, power steering, and air-conditioning. This might result in a few extra kilos but with enough power from the engine why not enjoy the safty and comfort? If however you opt for ultimate performance we will happily show you how to take it to a different level!

 

Car configuration at KALMAR Automotive is a conversation, not just an online tool. Building a KALMAR car is a truly bespoke process where we involve you in as many aspects as you wish. 
It all starts with hearing directly from you about your wishes and desires. Then we look at what is possible, and we have learned that just about anything is possible!

 

A build normally takes minimum 12 months depending on what specification you aim for. But we are with you all the way with regular updates. 
We offer new customers a “reference check” too – Before the start of this process, you can contact an existing KALMAR car owner so that they can tell you all about their own experiences with the  definition and build processes.

 

After several thousands of man-hours, your car is ready for the first tests, and you are invited to join! The Tom Kristensen-developed suspension set-up is a very good starting point, but every customer has the option to tune their own suspension with us, just as you have the option to define and personalise every other aspect of your KALMAR 7-97.

INDIVIDUALIZATION

INDIVIDUALIZATION is the key word with the KALMAR 7-97. As we build your car there remain near nothing left of the “base-product” and all defined only by you.

 

We are looking to be chal lenged by you to create your dream car, and we are ready to think out of the box in order to achieve it. Colors, materials, powerplant and more – there is an endless amount of  individualization available for you in the process of creating your own dream car. No ideas are too much for us to seek a solutions for.

 

The main technical parameters to decide on are power and weight, and you define how far you want to go with both. There is up 100 kg to be saved in comfort items including soundproofing, air-conditioning, hifi-system, electric windows, seats, carbon features and exhaust if you are ready to sacrifice the comfort in the name of performance.

Safety:

Engine:

•    Leather-covered roll cage

•    Double Airbag

•    3.8-4.3 l engine + race exhaust

•    Full race engine with traction control

Bodywork/weight reduction:

Drive train:

•    Fully adjustable race ABS

•    993 Turbo brakes or Carbon Ceramic brakes

•    Center lock wheels with UHP tires

•    6 Speed Sequential with paddle shift Safety:

•    Carbon roof and doors

•    Carbon ”Duck-Tail” engine cover

•    Macrolon windows rear with modern fitting •    Removal of all noise insolation

FACTS

Performance is of course important, but there is so much more to the KALMAR 7-97 than top speed and 0-100 acceleration times.  We call it passion and road perfection, and here we are off the scale! The power plant is of course a key element in every car and the KALMAR 7-97 is no different. The starting point is a +300 HP 3,8 liter air-cooled flat 6 with huge torque. Beyond that we have a great variety of engine specifications all the way KALMAR 7-97 to a 400 hp+ naturally aspirated high revving race engine. If this is not enough then we then can start adding Turbocharging and the sky is the limit.

 

If the KALMAR 7-97 is the car of your dreams, then come to our test track and feel it for your-self as some things are too hard to explain  – they must be felt.

•    WEIGHT: From 1090 kg 

•    POWER: From 300 HP / 370 Nm 

•    0-100 KM/H: 5 sec. 

•    TOP SPEED: Close to 300 km/h 

•    FUN FACTOR: 110 out of 100 

KALMAR 7-97

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