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Tiff Needell Drives Magnus Walker’s Porsche 911 STR

By   April 18, 2018

Magnus Walker’s Porsche 911 STR

Magnus Walker’s Porsche 911 STR

Magnus Walker marches to the beat of his own drum. He may not look like your typical Porsche enthusiast, but he is a great car guy that has a true love of the marquee. He also has designed some of the coolest custom Porsche 911s in the world.

Magnus is a very unique automotive customizer. Where most tuners sell their creations, Magnus builds his Porsches mainly for himself to enjoy.

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Alex Ross Co-Owner Of Shark Werks Tells Us About His Company’s Builds, Jay Leno, Magnus Walker And More

By   April 3, 2015

Alex Ross and Magnus Walker at Jay Leno's Garage

Alex Ross and Magnus Walker at Jay Leno’s Garage

You may or may not have heard of Alex Ross, but you have probably heard of Porsche tuner Shark Werks. Alex is the co-owner of the high performance company.

Even if you haven’t heard of Shark Werks before, you have likely seen them on Jay Leno’s Garage. They have been on the web series a few times, the most recent being about a Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997) project collaboration with Magnus Walker.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to read Alex’s answers to our questions.

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Interview: Magnus Walker Talks About His Cars, The SharkWerks 997 GT2 And Cayman GT4

By   March 12, 2015

Magnus Walker

Porsche Enthusiast Magnus Walker

Recently, we had an opportunity to talk to well known Porsche enthusiast Magnus Walker. We asked him a few questions and he was kind enough to give us his thoughts. As you’ll see through his answered he is a Porsche guy through and through.

Us: How did you get into building Porsches?

Magnus: I fell in love with Porsche as a 10 year old. At 25 I bought my first 911 and that started me down the road to owning more than 40 911s. It was a lifelong love of everything Porsche that brought me to start building my cars in 2008 and I tried to add my own personality to each build. I didn’t want it to just be another 911 RS clone. The great thing about Porsche is it is very easy to get into.

Hit the jump to read more of Mr. walker’s answers, including his thoughts on the Singer 911.

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Jay Leno Checks Out A Magnus Walker And SharkWerks Porsche 911 GT2

By   February 10, 2015

Porsche 911 GT2

Porsche 911 GT2

The Porsche 911 GT2 (997) was one of the last great pure driving high performance Porsche. It was the last generation of the GT2 with hydraulic steering and a traditional manual transmission.

While a new 991 GT2 has not yet been spied, based on the GT3 it will have a PDK transmission and electronic power steering. It would also likely have rear-wheel steering similar to the 911 Turbo S.

But what if a 997 GT2 is just a bit too much of a sleeper? Well, Magnus Walker and Alex Ross of SharkWerks got together and made an incredible car out an all ready very good machine. The modified GT2 has a color scheme that is very Magnus and the engine has been tuned to get over 700 horsepower.

Jay Leno gets a look at the rear-engined sports car and all of the details of the turbocharged beast are shown. Then he gets a chance to take it for a drive and see just how nicely it drives.

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Video: Magnus Walker And His Porsche 911 SCHR

By   October 23, 2014

Porsche 911 Carrera (996)

Magnus Walker and the Porsche 911 SCHR

Magnus Walker is know mainly for his early Porsche 911 builds. Most of these can get very pricey very quickly. But what if you want a very cool customized street 911 that is more affordable?

Well, in this video Mr. Walker shows his Porsche 911 SCHR build. The car started as a 911 SC track day car and the Magnus put his own touches to it.
The SC is one of the easiest to get into air-cooled 911s from a price stand point. The footage shows the car and the details of the build.

The 911SCHR is a lower cost build because the price of the starting machine was less. Because of it being a newer 911 it needed less replacement parts thank an early car. The car has the unique style that Magnus Walker has become known for and he also makes the case for buying a track day car that is still street legal.

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