Here in the U.S., auto shows are pretty much done for 2012, but Europe is still enjoying the Essen Motor Show and the amazing tuning cars displayed in there. One of these amazing cars – “amazing is likely an understatement – is the GT9 Vmax developed by 9ff.
The new Vmax package continues from where the GT9-R package left and has significantly improved both power and performance. The GT9-R delivered a total of 1,120 horsepower and was capable of peaking out at 414 km/h (257.2 mph), but the Vmax would simply walk away from its predecessor.
The Vmax is powered by a 4.2-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers a total of 1,381 gut-checking ponies and 855 pound-feet of twist. The extra power helps it rocket to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.1 seconds. If that’s not enough for you, the Vmax also launches to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 6.8 seconds and to 300 km/h (186.4 mph) in 13 seconds. If you though the GT9-R’s top speed was nuts, you’re in for a serious treat, as the Vmax touts a 437 km/h (271.54 mph) top speed.
The tuner also added in plenty of carbon-fiber body work, polycarbonate windows and a set of lightweight wheels. As expected, with great performance comes a grand price tag. The 9ff GT9 Vmax comes in at €895,000 - or about $1,170,000 at the current exchange rates.
Hit the jump for a video shot at the Essen Motor Show.
Who would have ever thought of extracting 1200hp from a 3.8L F6 powered Porsche 911 GT3? Well, now we know that thought has crossed the minds of known German tuners 9ff. Recently, 9ff announced the GTurbo (Goosebumps), a Porsche 911/997 GT3 with 1200hp and 1,150Nm (848 lb-ft) of torque, easily making it one of most powerful Porsches ever built.
Want to know what the stratospheric upgrade can do? It can warp you from 0-60mph in only 3.2sec and flat-out, it can do 250mph. That’s mind-boggling for a Porsche 911 or, as Jeremy Clarkson would call it, a Beetle!
All this unnecessary power comes from a 3.8L flat six that has been up-sized to 3.9L. To increase the oomph, 9ff installed a Garrett GT1200R turbocharger with ball bearings and water-cooling. The operation of the turbocharger can be controlled from the steering wheel, where the driver has the option to select from 0.8 bar, 1.2 bar and 1.6 bar, hence adjusting the power output from 600 horsepower to a maximum 1200 horsepower. Good to know that the monster is, in a way, leashed.
The power is sent to rear wheels via a standard 997 GT3 6-speed manual tranny with reinforced gears, so that it doesn’t snap while transferring the extra power. Handling is improved with the installation of a limited slip differential and an adjustable 9ff / Bilstein suspension system with aluminum shocks, 60mm race springs, rigid aluminum top mounts front, reinforced wishbone suspension, lighter hydraulic power steering, and an adjustable stabilizer for the front and rear axles.
With the race-level spec sheet, you might all classify it as race-legal only. Surprisingly, the GTurbo is a street-legal car with an asking price of $455,000.
So would you dream of owning a GTurbo 1200 or think it’s too crazy and impractical to drive one? Let us know in the comments section below.
A few weeks ago, German tuner 9ff unveiled the GTurbo tuning package, but while the most powerful version developed 1,000 HP, 9ff pulled the GTurbo 1200 straight out of a hat during the Essen Motorshow. For those not packing much common sense, that’s a model developing a spectacular 1,200 HP.
The GTurbo 1200 is based on a Porsche GT2 model, but is modified to be made lighter. There are a series of carbon fiber elements, along side and rear windows that have been replaced by Macrolon items. There is also a new set of 19" wheels.
After 9ff added titanium connecting rods, 9ff cylinder head with bigger valves and ports, 9ff camshafts, and 130mm intercoolers, the twin-turbo engine now develops an impressive 1200 HP and 1100 NM of torque. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will hit an impressive 248 mph. The whole package is finished by a new titanium exhaust system that has adjustable valves for a quiet, sportier sound. The car is currently available for sale at a price of 219,000 euro (around $285,000).
UPDATE 12/13/2010: The monsieur’s over at OptionAuto were given the chance to take the 9ff GTurbo 1200 for a test run – lucky, lucky, lucky – and did they take the hammer down on this bad boy, documenting the whole escapade in a five-part video that you can find after the jump.
German tuners, 9ff, can simply rock your world when it comes to tuning up some of the fastest and most spectacular Porsche models known to man, and they’ve been doing so since 2001 when they first opened their doors to Porsche lovers everywhere. This year, this sensational team of tuning experts will be headed to the upcoming Essen Motor Show with the fastest 911 they have ever built. The new tuning kit will be called the BT1000 and, while the tuner has yet to offer any details on it, we presume that the "1000" in the nomenclature has something to do with the number of ponies tucked up inside the hood.
It doesn’t really matter if we have that type of confirmation anyway as 9ff have let out that the BT1000 creation can get from 0-186mph in an impressive 15.9 seconds, about 2.8 seconds faster than their record-breaking Porsche GT3 GTurbo..
The first images of the souped-up Porsche were also revealed, and with them came evidence that the exterior was looked after juts about as much as the power was. 9ff saw it fit to add new front bumpers, side skirts, a new rear spoiler and a rear wing, all to increase the aerodynamic efficiency of their latest kit. Look closely and you will also be able to notice a new sport exhaust system and a new set of wheels.
That’s about it for all of the details that were laid out for us, but stay tuned as the Essen Motorshow draws near. We’ll keep you posted with any other details leaked before the doors are opened.
Who can make a Porsche 911 GT3 look even better than it already does? That’s easy: the German tuner 9ff. Their GTurbo program offers the possibility of extracting a total of 1000 HP from your GT3. That impressive amount of power was possible thanks to a Bi-Turbo conversion. However if 1000 HP is just to much for you, then you have other options to choose from: 9ff GTurbo750 – 750 HP, 9ff GTurbo850 – 850 HP, 9ff GTurbo1000 – 1000 HP.
The 9ff exterior kit includes: a front apron with built in LED indicators, lower side skirts and a redesigned rear apron, sport exhaust system and 19" alloy wheels in five double spoke design. With this many horses under the hood, the modified 911’s performance is more than impressive, going from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.0 seconds in the GTurbo850 and only 2.9 seconds in the GTurbo1000. The 9ff kit is good to accelerate from 0 to 300 km/h in 18.7 seconds and 16.5 seconds respectively while the top speed goes up to 243 MPH.
UPDATE 11/17/2010: 9ff has dropped a video of the Porsche GT3 GTurbo 850 as it raced to posting a new 381 km/h world record on the German Autobahn. They absolutely succeeded, but the best part is, the GTurbo 850’s top speed is still higher than that! It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing video you’ll ever see, but all you need to do to appreciate it is watch the speed counter on the Porsche’s dash as it rapidly accelerates, topping out at 381 km/h (237mph).
You think a supercharged 750 horsepower Russian Porsche 997 Turbo SPI750 by Switzer Performace Innovation can hold its own against its supercar brethren in a good ol’ fashion drag race?
If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re in luck because somebody’s going to answer it for you. That ’somebody’ - or some bodies - happens to be the folks from Dragtimes.info and the drag race-addicted members of GT-Board happen to have a number of supercars ready to meet the challenge that is the SWI-tuned Porsche 997 Turbo.
We’re not spoiling the results for any of you, but one thing that you guys can be absolutely certain of is that these cars are no lightweights by any stretch of the imagination. So you better gear yourself up for a slobberknocker of a race - or three.
The German tuner, 9ff revealed a new customization program for the 2010 Porsche Turbo. Called the 9ff DR700, the package delivers a total of 700 hp and 870 NM. As a result, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 9.4 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 23 seconds. Although not as visually appealing as the customization brought to us by SpeedArt, 9ff delivers when it comes to horsepower with about 20hp more than SpeedArt’s program for the Turbo.
To obtain these impressive performances the tuner added a 9ff valve adjustable sport exhaust system including: 9ff design tail pipes, 9ff sport catalytics & air filter, 9ff intercoolers & intake hoses, 9ff exhaust headers, 9ff ECU (in exchange), 9ff Turbochargers DR700 (in exch.), 9ff Camshafts & connectings rods, 9ff Intake manifold, 9ff Torque optimized PDK, and 9ff Clutch (only manual shifted cars).
What would you do with a million dollars? If you answered, "Destroy a car", then you would have something in common with the driver of this Porsche. The Porsche 9ff GT9-R is, without question, one of the fastest cars on Earth as shown by a top speed of 257 mph with a 1120 cp and a peak torque of 1000 NM. Unfortunately, the 9ff GT9-R’s staggering numbers can also make it a death-ride on four wheels.
Case in point: a 9ff GT9-R was recently taken to the UK to perform a test drive on the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground race track. At 217 mph, the pilot hit the brakes hard, lost control, and crashed. Fortunately, the driver is ok, but the car is a total loss!
This was unit number 0/20, so we imagine it will take some time until we see a new unit built.
Forget about cars like the Bugatti Veyron or Ultima GT-R and SSC Ultimate Aero TT. The Porsche tuners at 9ff have officially come to play with the GT9-R - a car that is believed to become the fastest production based car ever.
The 9ff GT9-R is powered by a 4.0 Liter six cylinder boxer engine that delivers a total of 1120 HP. This amount of power will be more than enough to propel the modified 911 from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 257.2 MPH. If this kind of power is simply too much for you to handle, 9ff will also built another version of the GT9 that will "only" produce 987 HP as well as a lesser 750 HP version. 9ff will produce 20 units of this high speed machine for the world’s luckiest speed freaks to enjoy, prices have not yet been announced.