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Porsche 550 Spyder “Outlaw” Replica by Seduction Motorsports

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

My friend Daniel Verwers of Seduction Motorsports built this absolutely breathtaking Porsche 550 Spyder replica and after months of watching the build take shape it is now complete and for sale. I wanted to share some of the pictures here as a Featured Ride write-up for the month of May to hopefully help him share as well as show-off something a little more different here on my blog. For more information on the car including the asking price, visit the Seduction Motorsports website.

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

My favorite part of the car is the seamless marriage of old and new – the car was painted in a modern Porsche color (from a 997 GT3RS), it features a modern suspension and brake setup, and has many new and improved components that help it perform better than the original, while retaining the original look of the car. Daniel also spent a lot of time on the details such as the black headlight housings and the interior treatments to make this car really pop, and those subtle touches really do the car justice.

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I spoke to Daniel a little about the car as well as his automotive history, here is what he had to share:

What are you most proud of with the car?

I am more proud of the detail in this specific build. Down to the custom Seduction Motorsports billet aluminum black anodized gas cap, black billet hardware, titanium and polished bolts/nuts. Its the attention to details that sets this 550 apart from the rest, even the little details such as hardware.

Why did you choose a 550 Spyder?

I chose the 550 Spyder because I wanted to step away from the typical Porsche Speedster tribute cars or even the American Classic Shelby AC Cobra. You see enough of those at the local coffee shop and weekly car meets, figured I’d step out of the box and build a 550 Spyder Outlaw so set it apart from every other 550 Spyder “Little Bastard – James Dean” recreation.

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my girlfriend Simone Sumida for her support and patience, lots of late nights and weekends were put into this car to get it perfect and dialed in. I’d like to thank my parents Donald Verwers II and Sharon Murphy. I’d like to thank Josh Byland for all his hard work and late nights, and amazing paint job. WCD Fabrication for dropping everything and beading some welds not during their business hours. Alan and Theo at Carrera CoachWerks out of El Cajon for their support, and lastly Kevin Stramandinoli at Crown Restoration for his wealth of knowledge.

What other cars have you built in the past? What’s your favorite to-date?

I have built a wide variety of cars in the past, ranging from road course Subaru WRX’s, drag racing Honda’s, award winning Audis/VW’s. My favorite to-date would have to be this 550 Spyder just because of how unique it is. However, I have been designing an exoskeleton street/track car that will be coming out shortly to give the Ariel Atom a little run for it’s money.

Tell us a little more about yourself and your history with cars. When did you decide you wanted to do this for a living?

I got my passion for cars from my dad and grandfather. My mother’s side of the family are all into cars growing up as well. My uncle Jack Murphy was the crew chief, co-driver, and head mechanic for Ford Off-Road during the 80’s and early 90s. My uncle John Murphy has built many high performance VW sandrails and VW buggies that have been featured in HOT VW Magazine. My grandfather who passed away a couple years before I was born owned an upholstery shop in Newhall, CA and Saugus, CA and you could find him racing Stock Cars at Saugus Speedway during the 1960s. My dad, Donald Verwers II has been building cars every since I could remember, ranging from old VWs, hot rods, to American Classics. Since I went to college and majored in Finance & Business Management, I get asked quite often where I learned everything I do about working and building cars… I would have to give my dad the most credit, other than that I am self taught. Let’s just say I spend hours a day learning online and reading books, watching videos, etc… But when I need to know something immediately, I can usually give my dad a call and he can diagnose almost everything over the phone. I decided to start my company Seduction Motorsports after working in the Real Estate field sitting behind a desk and traveling quite often, eventually I found it boring. My passion has always been in cars and building things. I grew up going to car shows and race events every weekend with my brother and dad. We would go everywhere from the drag strip (Pacific Raceways) twice a week to the oval track (Spanaway Speedway or Everygreen Speedway) on the weekend…. to Good Guys car shows, NHRA Nationals, SCCA, Vintage Races, Figure 8 racing, Dirt track racing, shifter-kart racing… you name it, we were there. So, with that being said, I made the change from Real Estate to Classic Cars. I have grown up always seeing other cars built by other builders and I would think to myself… “I’d do that differently”…. or “that looks cheap, why didn’t they do this instead, it would have cost the same and looked/performed far better”. So I took my skills and knowledge and extreme attention to detail and put it to work.

Without further adieu, on to more pictures as well as a full build list on this beauty. I hope you enjoy!

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Exterior & Chassis

  • Hand laid fiberglass body bonded to a 3” DOM tubular steel chassis.
  • Sanded to perfection with over 1,000 hours sanding & body work to endure perfect fitment & smooth surfaces.
  • Painted in Porsche GT3 RS Gray.
  • Rear Porsche torsion caps were added to make servicing the rear torsion suspension a breeze.
  • Polished Grade 8/10 hardware used on vehicle, nothing less than quality. All bolts torqued to spec.
  • Powder coated satin black 550 windshield frame.
  • Powder coated satin black headlight, turn signal, brake lights, trim rings/housings. Headlights are e-code European BOSCH H4 HID Conversion units w/cutoff pattern, Porsche OE spec 5,000K HID w/slim ballasts were installed.
  • White LED license plate bulbs.
  • Billet anodized black flush mount push-lock hood latches w/billet aluminum mounting cups.
  • Powder coated satin black “Spyder” badges & Silver Porsche emblems (rather than gold).
  • Complete body was undercoated, wheel wells, under side of rear decklid, below carpet, and underneath entire vehicle to protect your investment

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Interior:

  • Imola red custom seats, aluminum seat mounting brackets.
  • Imola red Porsche door handle straps.
  • CROW 3” racing harnesses w/quick pull locking mechanisms.
  • Nardi Classic steering wheel w/satin black anodized spokes, Nardi signature on right spoke & Authenticity Serial Number on the back of the spokes.
  • Nardi steering wheel hub.
  • Push-to-start ignition.
  • (2) sets of keys.
  • Reproduction time correct Porsche 550 Spyder gauges.
  • Polished removable rear view mirror included.
  • Polished door striker plates/hardware.
  • Authentic German square weave Gray/Black carpet w/black edging.
  • Polished shifter w/black knob.
  • Polished Grade 8/10 hardware used on vehicle, nothing less than quality. All bolts torqued to spec.

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Engine & Drivetrain:

  • 1776cc High Performance engine, 100% brand new parts used.
  • 4 speed VW Type 1 manual transaxle, 100% brand new parts used.
  • BOSCH ignition setup.
  • BOSCH performance oil filter used & recommended.
  • Gates Racing premium fuel line.
  • -3AN stainless steel hydraulic clutch lines w/polished fittings, coated in Smoked Black Transparent protective coating, D.O.T. approved.
  • MOTUL RBF 600 Racing clutch fluid.
  • MOTUL Racing Synthetic Motor Oil.
  • MOTUL Racing 300 Gear Oil.
  • Polished Grade 8/10 hardware used on vehicle, nothing less than quality. All bolts torqued to spec.
  • Seduction Motorsports standard black ceramic coated dual-exhaust, header wrapped to keep heat from dispersing into engine compartment.

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Suspension:

  • Mendeola fully-adjustable front A-Arm suspension, upper & lower tubular A-Arms were powder coated titanium gold.
  • FOX Racing front fully-adjustable coilovers bodies w/HyperCo springs powder coated black.
  • Mendeola front adjustable sway bar powder coated titanium gold.
  • Complete Energy Suspension front/rear polyurethane bushings throughout complete suspension setup.
  • Adjustable rear torsion suspension powder coated satin black.
  • Rear adjustable strut bar, powder coated satin black w/polished end-links.
  • Polished Grade 8/10 hardware used on vehicle, nothing less than quality. All bolts torqued to spec.

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Wheels, Tires & Brakes

  • FALKEN 195/50 R15 ZE-502 Performance Tires mounted & balanced.
  • Polished staggard wheel setup, 5”x15” in front & 5.5”15” in rear.
  • Wilwood Brakes performance triple pedal assembly.
  • Wilwood Brakes triple remote reservoir setup in front trunk.
  • Wilwood Brakes 2 lbs. residual valve installed.
  • 4 wheel disc brakes, front performance solid rotors, rear GT drilled rotors.
  • Wilwood Brakes Hi-Temp 570 degree racing brake fluid.
  • Gates Racing premium high-temp remote reservoir lines.
  • -3AN stainless steel brake lines w/polished fittings, coated in Smoked Black Transparent protective coating, D.O.T. approved.

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Other Installed Options:

  • Lightweight Odyssey racing battery.
  • Seduction Motorsports powder coated satin black aluminum battery bracket w/billet hardware.
  • MilSpec Carrera Coachwerks complete wire harness w/Deutsche German wire connector plugs.
  • Seduction Motorsprots black braided wire harness in the rear/engine compartment.
  • Black braided stainless steel hoses on engine with black anodized fittings.
  • Seduction Motorsports remote oil filter relocation to ensure lower oil temps. Black braided stainless steel lines w/anodized black -AN fittings were installed.
  • 12-Volt accessory phone, GPS, or electronic charging station installed tucked out of sight under front dash.
  • Seduction Motorsports satin black powder coated center console with open dimples to expose polished shifter cables.
  • Seduction Motorsports satin black powder coated Navigator footrest.
  • Seduction Motorsports anodized black oversized billet gas cap.
  • HELLA Supertone Dual horns powder coated titanium gold.

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Nick Roshon

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

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