Stop-motion teardown of a Porsche Carrera 3.2 engine
(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)
In preparation for rebuilding a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 with a hotrod engine, Hoing Motorsports has disassembled the original, shooting it as a stop-motion timelapse.
We've seen some pretty jaw-dropping cars over the years, but it never would have occurred to us that an engine could be beautiful. Matthias Hoeing of Hoing Motorsports of Hamburg, Germany, has demonstrated this in spectacular style.
Over the course of three days, Hoeing dismantled the engine, with Filmkooperation taking over 4000 photos as he did so. This produced eight minutes of film, so the team pared it back to 1500 photos for a three-minute video, with two days to edit and four days to create the music and fit it to the film, all over the space of about three months from start to finish.
It's absolutely mesmerising. And the best part is that this is only part one. The next video, showing Hoeing's process of machining new parts and rebuilding the Carrera into a hotrod engine, raising the power output by over 100 horsepower, should be released later this year.