Our story

Theon Design evolved from Adam Hawley’s desire to build his own, perfect Porsche 911. Hawley, who heads up Theon Design, has over 20 years of experience as a car designer, having worked with BMW, Jaguar, Lotus and Lexus, Hawley has also worked with Airbus, as well as taken to the water to design for a powerboat manufacturer.

A lifelong Porsche fan Hawley’s dream was to own a 911 that was a little different; a restomod appealed, but Hawley was keen to utilise his own design, material and prototyping skills and experience to create a car that combined the best of the classic looks and driver involvement, but with the comforts of modern drivability. Hawley’s own prototype went on to receive such praise that Theon Design was born, building cars with Hawley’s vision and exacting attention, but for customers.

To create Theon Design Hawley gathered a team of experts in all areas of automotive design, engineering, engine and chassis development, interior trimming and manufacture. Detail driven and design focussed, Theon Design approaches its builds as an original manufacturer does, using computer aided design and manufacture for prototyping and building, to ensure the very finest quality and finish.   

Theon Design has an uncomplicated goal; to significantly enhance the iconic Porsche 911 experience to a different level in relation to style, interior trim, finish and convenience, performance, ride, handling and driver engagement as well as useability. As beautiful as the cars are, we also want our cars to be driven.

Our Philosophy

Theon Design’s philosophy is that every detail matters. You may not see 90% of the car, but the same level of attention to detail goes right the way through, regardless. In order to build cars to the tightest tolerances, each component is digitised, and modelled in 3D design software which optimises precision and fit. This approach also gives us the flexibility to ensure each car is unique, enabling us to tailor details to each customer’s individual specification.

Every element of a Theon Design Porsche 911 is hand crafted and assembled, and we ensure performance and safety is paramount in everything we do.  Our ultimate aim is to create a machine that is like no other, that is optimised in all areas of performance to deliver a true driver’s car. A classic analogue drive, but built with digital technology for the greatest precision, and featuring contemporary levels of grip, handling and performance. A Porsche 911 enhanced by Theon Design is a truly unique experience.

Don’t just take our word for it, as Theon Design took the number one spot in Total 911 magazine’s Top Six Modified 911 Builders in 2020.