WAGNER MOTORSPORT AND BILSTEIN TEAM UP
The companies recently partnered up to complete a Porsche 993 conversion
Wagner Motorsport and Bilstein recently partnered up for a Porsche 993 conversion. The 1995 model has been fully converted into a racetrack ready RSR with a Bilstein suspension system.
Wagner Motorsport from Kolbermoor (Germany) near Rosenheim is a Bavarian company that specialises in the repair and optimisation of Porsche sports cars.
Owner Hans Wagner and his son Manuel focus on the installation and tuning of suspensions.
Bilstein has been its only choice for suspension systems even before the company became a Bilstein suspension expert in 2013.
“It was always clear to us that only Bilstein was an option. Because Bilstein is the suspension manufacturer that works best on Porsche vehicles in our opinion,” Manuel Wagner said.
When asked what he would do if a customer asked for another brand, he responded: “In these cases, we can usually convince our customers of our favourite brand.”
Recently, Wagner Motorsport has converted a 1995 Porsche 993 into a racetrack ready RSR. This serves as a demonstration vehicle to showcase what is possible to its customers.
The 993 was stripped down to the bodyshell and a 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine was installed.
Thanks to a flat-slide intake system, a Fuchs stainless steel racing exhaust system and optimised engine management, the classic air-cooled unit mobilises an appropriate 330hp.
This will do for now, they say, but the team is already working on increasing the engine power.
Wagner Motorsport, in collaboration with the Bilstein Service Centre N.T.P. in Bolzano/Italy, also fitted a special version of the Bilstein MDS two-way racing suspension.
It says this ensures maximum performance and can be adjusted in ten clearly perceptible clicks in the rebound and bump stage. The Porsche completed its first test drive at the Salzburgring.
“The package worked excellently, especially the suspension,” Manuel said.
The green-painted racing car has brought the company more attention and Wagner Motorsport says it is ready to accommodate additional customers with a workshop that was recently expanded by 225 square metres.