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Classic JDM Meets Classic Air-Cooled Porsche

Magnus Walker is a genius with old Porsches.  And we all know Sung Kang from his time on the Fast and Furious Movies. They are 2 guys who couldn’t be more different. Kang is clean-shaven and flies the JDM banner. Magnus, well he looks exactly what you think a Magnus would look like, long beard, kind of scruffy yet he champions the air-cooled Porsche. What brings them together is their love and respect for cars.

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Kang had taken the tuning world by storm with his 240Z he lovingly calls FuguZ. The Z is obvious, and Fugu is blowfish, a Japanese delicacy that if prepared improperly will literally kill you. An apt moniker for a car that is built for the track. FuguZ is completely stripped, only the seats and a custom dash from Dubai remain. It was not built to be comfortable, it was built to be a total assault on the senses. You hear everything this car does but more importantly, you can hear the engine. The engine is a bit of an odd ball, it is the legendary Nissan RB26 straight 6 usually found in Skylines. However for the purity of the experience Kang and his crew removed the turbos. Frankly they gutted the engine and rebuilt it from the ground up. Custom headers, individual throttle bodies, upper and bottom ends all got new parts. Not a cheap process when you consider the end result was 240ish to the rear wheels. But when you hear this thing scream it doesn’t matter it sounds glorious. When you consider the fact that this is just an engine and 2 seats calling a widebody 240z home the power is perfect the experience is perfect.

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Magnus Walker brought alone his favorite car. A car he has owned for 17 years. A simple 1971 911T that has basic mods and basic intent, provide the best driving experience possible. In that respect the cars are very similar. Stripped cars from the 70s with upgraded 2.6 liter 6 cylinder engines. Called 277 Walker’s 911 features a worked 2.6 liter air-cooled flat 6 (duh). Produces around 200 horsepower and just like the FuguZ that is plenty.

Recently the 2 swapped rides for a drive and joy of joys they filmed the experience. But before you watch the video below, answer me this: Which would you want? Me, I’ll go with FuguZ but I wouldn’t be mad if I ended up with 277.

 

Source: YouTube

About Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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