As I wrap up my Car Spotlights from the Rennsport Reunion I want to share one more rare Porsche I found at the event. Meet the Gunnar G-93, a very unique mid-engined 911 race car from the early 1990s.
In 1993 Kevin Jeanette of Gunnar Racing took a production Porsche 911 and worked it over to take the mid-engine drivetrain of a Porsche 962. The suspension, gearbox, and twin turbo motor from the 962 were all swapped into the modified 911 shell.
The G-93 was built to run at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1994. Despite being approved by IMSA before the race, the officials would end up banning the car before it got a chance to compete.
One of the cool parts about a mid-engine 911 is being able to see the twin turbo motor underneath the rear window.
The body has been extensively modified. These roof vents bring air into the engine bay.
18" centerlock wheels – like the ones you'd find on a 962 – are tucked into the fenders of the G-93.
The cockpit actually looks surprisingly normal, given how much the rest of the car has been altered.
A few years later Porsche would introduce the groundbreaking 911 GT1, but as you can see the GT1 was not the first mid-engined 911 racer.