It's a sad day for the aftermarket community today. Angie King, the owner of Car Porn Racing, announced that the shop will be closed by June 1, 2021. This isn't just a temporary closure either. She said that the move is permanent, wrapping up nearly nine years in the business.

“It's with great heartache that I announce this but Car Porn Racing is permanently shut down this year. Thank you for all the support you have given us at the shop,” said King. She did not give a reason for the closure, but the present economic situation isn't helping businesses, big and small. Despite that, Car Porn Racing still held out despite the hardships. However, they can only do so much to keep the business afloat.

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Car Porn Racing was established in 2012 and opened to the public in 2013. Their first shop was located within the FTI industrial estate. They were renowned for boosting performance and unique builds, especially for their V8-swapped cars. Car Porn Racing was also among the first to introduce performance air suspension kits in the aftermarket crowd. Some of their earliest projects include the Nissan Cefiro art cars, the BMVette, and the Skyfiro pick-up.

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But Car Porn Racing put themselves on the map when they got Akira Nakai of RWB to build bespoke classic Porsche 911s in the country. The first Car Porn Racing and RWB collaboration gave birth to Victoria, a 993 series 911 with Nakai's signature touches. Victoria caught the attention of (well-heeled) enthusiasts in the country, and soon, Nakai would make regular visits to the Philippines to build these bespoke 911s from different eras. According to King, her shop and RWB have built 14 of these highly exclusive cars.

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Then there was the Black Manta. Black Manta is a sixth-generation Corvette with a radical and extreme body. Everything you see outside is made from carbon fiber, and every panel attached to it was fabricated in excruciating detail. Black Manta also helped put Car Porn Racing on the world map when it was shipped to Las Vegas during the 2016 SEMA show. As for their most recent project, they finished the Pandem Mazda MX-5 last year. Like the past builds, it's bold, wide, and grabs a lot of attention.

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So what happens now to the current builds and customer projects? According to Angie in her Instagram post, there is nothing to worry about. You can still bring it over at Classic Speed Inc, and she will endorse customers to their most trusted shops. While it's a sad day for the community, at least we know Car Porn Racing was instrumental in helping the aftermarket business.