For those of you who drive a Porsche 911 GT2 and wish for an improvement, TechArt has the perfect solution for you: Aerodynamic kit I that improves both performances and car’s aerodynamics.
Aerodynamic components are wind-tunnel tested, race-track proven and manufactured to unsurpassed quality of durable, hard wearing polyurethane RIM. Approx. 60 mm of additional ground clearance at the front spoiler are provided at the push of a button to prevent grounding through hydraulic ride-height control at the front axle.
As for the engine the tuner can raise the maximum power to an impressive 680 hp (up from a standard 530 hp). The sprint from0 to 60 mph will be made in 3,4 seconds and top speed goes up to 210 mph.
In a country replete with supercars, there’s a sure-fire way to get people’s attention and make your car stand out from the rest – a tall order considering that just about every car in the UAE comes with a six-figure price tag. The solution: dress it up in gold.
This Porsche 997 GT2 , which was photographed by the folks over at GT Spirit, stands out not because it’s a Porsche – they have a lot of those in that region – or that it’s a racing version of a supercar, but because it’s glittered in a pretty dramatic dark gold exterior.
What’s more, according to GT Spirit, the car is actually for sale, too, which makes us wonder who would pay what we imagine to be an exorbitant sum of Benjamins for a chance to go home with this high-fashion sports car.
What we do know is that if we had the moolah, we’d definitely take a stab at it.
The TechArt GTstreet RS is a super tuned version of the Porsche 911 GT2 and is the latest masterpiece from the German tuning that specializes in the German sports car maker’s work with the GTstreet RS being of the 700 HP variety. The vehicle features a new body kit consisting of a GT RS front apron complete with carbon splitter, new side carbon-flics, aero bonnet, headlight shades, mirror shades, new side sills, a carbon roof spoiler, a rear spoiler GT with winglets and carbon gurney and a rear apron GT RS with carbon diffuser and air outlet as well as carbon air wings.
In order to obtain the astonishing power TechArt has upgraded the flat six with a new turbocharger to provide more boost, a high performance intercooler to handle the extra heat, a sport tuned exhaust system to let the boxer engine breathe and new engine electronics to make sure that everything remains in working order. As part of TechArt’s high performance design philosophy, they test their machines on the track. The GTstreet RS has most recently established a new lap record at the Sachsenring race track clocking in at 1:31.94 minutes around the former DTM and current Moto GP circuit. Aside from setting a new speed record the highly tuned GT2 also scored a win with its proven ability to stop from 60 MPH just short of 108 feet, once again reassuring the RS’s super car competitor status.
Next week’s Essen Motor Show will be overflowing with all sorts of high performance German tuner cars, Wimmer RS will be one of those specialists present with their GT2 Speed package for the track tuned razor sharp rear wheel drive turbocharged version of the Porsche 911 . With modifications made to the flat six’s engine block, rods and pistons, injectors, cams, throttle bodies and upgraded intercooler, the Wimmer RS GT2 Speed Bi Turbo now sends an astonishing 827 HP directly to the rear wheels.
The newfound power means that the modified Porsche GT2 can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.38 seconds and hit the magical 300 km/h mark in just 20.2 seconds. Riding on a set of Sportec rims measuring 20 inches in diameter and with aerodynamic optimizations like slim carbon fiber side mirrors and a carbon fiber Gurney flap on the rear spoiler the Wimmer RS GT2 is quite stable at its 234 MPH top speed. So what is the cost of this kind of performance; Wimmer will sell you both the car and the kit for the mere sum of 281,000.00 Euro.
Two of the greatest supercars of all time lined up next to one another recently at GTboard’s super car shootout for some straight line acceleration trials. In the right lane we have the have the rear wheel drive turbocharged Porsche 911 GT2 and in the left lane is the 560 HP Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 who ends up hitting 200 MPH before it is all said and done, if you can make it to the end of the you will get a very nice surprise, a parade of super cars if you will!
The English chaps over at AutoCar got the chance to put two of the greatest modern sports car ever made in a head to head competition. In one corner weighing in at 3175 pounds is the Porsche 911 GT2 powered by a 530 HP twin turbo flat six sending 505 lb-ft of torque exclusively to the rear wheels.
Representing the good old U.S. of A. is the greatest affordable super car ever made the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with a 638 HP supercharged 6.2 Liter small block V8 under the polycarbonate window in the forward facing hood laying the power down through a pair of 335 series 20 inch rubber. So who is your money on? Germany or America?
High horsepower Porsches are coming back into style.Last summer the German tuning firm, 9ff, released a ridiculously powerful version of Porsche’s current performance figurehead, the GT2 . What set the 9ff GT2 apart from the standard vehicle was a tuning kit that could make 670 HP, up from the factory 520 HP, and go 220 MPH.
Not to be outdone by the American tuners, Switzer Performance, and their stock looking 800 HP GT2 . 9ff has shot back with a complete reworking of their previous package, complete with a hearty diet of carbon fiber and a paintjob that should be worth a few seconds around a track. Most of the body panels have been replaced with the lightweight black stuff and under normal circumstances it would be a crime to cover it up, but the classic Gulf paint scheme from Le Mans cars like the Ford GT40, Porsche 917 and now Aston Martin’s LMP1 entry make this GT2 look at home on a racetrack.
The flat six in the 9ff BT2, makes 850 HP and motivates the uber911 to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.0 seconds, hit 120 MPH in 8.7 seconds and the all important 300 km/h mark in 18.5 seconds. That is 180 MPH in less time than it takes an average car to complete the quarter mile. Because the 9ff BT2, is an upgrade over their old GT2, the vehicle’s top speed has been raised to 240 MPH, but 9ff will custom tune customers gearboxes with either shorter gearing for enhanced acceleration, or long cogs for even more top end. All this can be yours for only €285,000 ($398,000).
A decade ago, if you drove a car with 200 HP, it was something special; but today it is hard to even find a car with less horsepower. Factory V6s are making more than V8s used to, and get a lot better gas mileage. These days it is not uncommon to have anywhere from three to four hundred ponies under the hood of your ride. So in order to stand out in a world of high performance Porsches, you need something special, something like an 800 HP 911 GT2 . The American tuning company Switzer Performance can give this to you, for the measly sum of $39,000 plus the cost of the Porsche.
Switzer is able to achieve such astronomical power figured from the flat six thanks to a set of custom ball bearing Garret GT30R-based turbochargers. Switzer’s upgraded turbos are capable of compressing massive amounts of air, while generating less unwanted heat and friction than the stock units, the charged air is them brought back down to operating temperature inside a pair of Switzer’s own MONSTER intercoolers. Each cylinder is then fed additional air and fuel by way of larger injectors and custom intake plenum with an oversized throttle-body. In order to maintain factory driveability, the engine is still controlled by the stock ECU; however Switzer has reprogrammed the unit to get the most out of their custom setup.