HOW WAS THE BT04 RESTOMOD CREATED?
Sacha Lakic, our founder, has always been fascinated by cars.
Cars have been part of his identity since he started his career as a designer: he started his career in the design department of Peugeot, then moved to Yamaha and MBK. A few years later, he became the main designer of Venturi cars.
While he has designed cars for various brands throughout his career, he has always nurtured the dream of creating his own label with no creative limits. His desire? To create rare cars and unique cafe racers that he wants to drive himself.
This is one of the reasons why the French designer decided to focus on the sensory experience in the Restomod process of the first Blacktrack car. The objective of the Restomod transformation is to optimize the performance and driving pleasure of the car, while maintaining the original lines of the classic model taken as a basis. The aesthetic aspect is nevertheless revisited and modernized, but it remains in the original spirit of the "old" car.
Sharing the same DNA as the brand's cafe racers, Blacktrack's first vintage-looking, modern performance car was created with a hedonistic and epicurean vision.
OF THE RESTOMOD BT04 IS A PORSCHE 964 CARRERA 4
You will have understood, Blacktrack is the embodiment of the dreams of our founder: Sacha Lakic. After a few years of imagining the car he would dream of driving, he started to realize it in 2019.
The choice of the basic model was quickly oriented towards the Porsche 911: "the classic model par excellence", according to Sacha, "The 911 is timeless and charismatic, and recognizable among all by the original shape of its headlights. It is also a model that is very much appreciated by enthusiasts." The choice of a Porsche 911 as a base was an obvious one for the designer.
In order to emphasize the unique character of the 911 even more, Sacha was inspired by the rarest Rennsport: the 911/964 Carrera 911/964 RS 3.8 "Street Version". This version of the 911 was only released in 55 units in 1993 and was never intended to be extended to a Touring version. If you don't know the difference between a Touring version and a Street version, keep in mind that a Touring car is always halfway between speed and luxury, with elegant design and quality materials. But above all, it is a car suitable for long distance travel.
"THE FIRST BLACKTRACK CAR IS
OF PERFORMANCE, SOPHISTICATION,
Sacha Lakic, founder of Blacktrack
BUILDING THE BT04
The BT04's bodywork, halfway between vintage and modern, adopts wide tracks (WTL type) from the 911/964 Turbo. The engine has been completely renovated to increase its capacity and power, from 3.6L to 3.8L and from 250hp to 325hp. Every part of the restyled car is homologated by Porsche or TUV.
OF THE BT04 CAR
"The first Blacktrack car is a concentrate of performance, sophistication and emotion", Sacha enthuses in the issue 021 of Auto Heroes, published in February 2021, shortly after the BT04 curtain call.
When he imagined the future Blacktrack car, the designer was thinking of a high performance car, without fins, stripped, light but refined and pleasant to drive every day. To realize this rare car, the Blacktrack studio was accompanied by AP Car Design, a German firm specialized in Porsche. It was very important for our founder to realize the BT04 with professionals and fervent experts of the Porsche brand.
The front and rear wheels are 18-inch Fuchs with a strong signature, added to the two tailpipes that give the custom car a magnetic presence. But the most remarkable element are the LED headlights that give the BT04 a charismatic look.
Finally, the BT04 has been lightened by 1,295 kilos thanks to the removal of the sunroof and the simplification of the dashboard.
In terms of aesthetics, Blacktrack's car has been covered in Sport Classic Grau, while the interior has been completely redesigned in Blacktrack's colors: pure black, cinnabar red and aluminum. The seats and door panels use the fabric of the Bubble sofa designed by Sacha for Roche Bobois, the famous French brand of contemporary furniture.
The Restomod BT04 has a vintage look that echoes the timeless elegance of the Porsche 911, while being modern.