The Martini edition speedster is looking like a new car now that some kinks have been worked out and the engine has been detailed and re-installed! The body trim has been touched up and the car is running like new, but the original challenge still has to be met, the new method of sealing the engine bay must be much more resilient to heat if it will be able to withstand being placed so close to the exhaust of a racing engine. Multiple methods have been considered, such as wrapping the exhaust with heat shield to better insulate it, but the primary method we're still considering is crafting a new seal for the engine bay out of a more stout rubber or anything else we can get our hands on that won't melt as easy as foam.
Martini edition speedster
This "Martini Edition Speedster" was an engineering project for a client of MAAP who expressed interest in what a Porsche 356 would look like if it was made with a Martini Racing edition. The project came back to the shop in need of some adjustments, namely better insulation around the engine bay. We began by pulling the engine and asessing damage to the fiberglass engine cover, and moved around the car from there.