- Flat six twin turbo engine
- Horsepower @ RPM:
- 530 bhp
- Torque @ RPM:
- 516 lb/ft of torque
- 0-60 time:
- 3.2 sec.
- Top Speed:
- 196 mph
In the wide world of automotive tuning, there’s something to be said for UK tuner Merdad and its penchant for producing new body kits for a number of Porsche vehicles, the most recent of which was a program for the Porsche Cayenne . Now the tuning firm is at it again with a new program for the Porsche 997 Turbo S . Called the 997 650-R SS, the modification program comes with a full Merdad Body styling kit that includes a new bonnet, a new front spoiler, front skirt with air intakes, new side skirts with twin air intakes, wider wheel arches, a new rear bumper, and a set of new 20" alloy forged lightweight wheels that was created exclusively for Merdad.
Merdad-exclusive items have also been added to the 997, including a new super sound exhaust, carbon fiber 2-door guards, and a complete set of Merdad logos and badges.
Performance modifications haven’t been announced yet. That being said, we’d love to see what they have done with the Porsche 911 Turbo’s supercharged flat six boxer engine because, well, we’d expect them to get a lot more than the standard 530hp and 516 lb/ft of torque. If the title says anything about the output - which we hope it does - maybe we are looking at 650hp Turbo?
The whole list of modifications will £19,995, which is around $31,500 based on current exchange rates.
UPDATE 12/05/11: Merdad has updated its gallery of the 997 650-R SS with some cool, new photos. Check out the newly released photos of the finely-dressed sports car in the gallery below!
gallery: Porsche 911 Turbo S