What is this? An air-cooled, short-wheelbase Porsche 996 racer? Well, kinda. It's a 1969 Porsche 911 that's been, um— modified slightly. The car has been race-prepped, and then some. In the process, the owner decided to have the standard body panels replaced with carbon-fiber 996-style ones. So why not just start with a 996? Well, the guys that built it say it's because a modern monocoque is harder to play with than the old-school tube-frame on this car.

Besides, some people just think that all Porsches should be air-cooled. Is this brilliance, a monstrosity or somewhere in between? [VLMspec via VWvortex]