By Susan M.
Shawn Bayliff at Trinity Motorsports was recently commissioned to retrofit a Porsche 997 Cabriolet with a center steering wheel and seating setup. Bayliff’s client, who wishes to remain anonymous, wanted a McLaren F1, but didn’t want to spend the $1 million it would have cost. Instead, the client decided to alter another car to be as close to a McLaren as possible, at least conceptually.
The remade Porsche, called Centro 911, was introduced at the ALMS Petit Lemans race in Atlanta this year where it garnered lots of attention. The project, which also included moving some electronic components and the air conditioning system, took about a year to complete and more than 4,000 hours of work.