2012 Porsche 911 GT3 GTurbo by 9ff

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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.


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17 comments:

if that’s what they did with a 3.8 liter engine, what can they do out of a 6.3 liter amg engine? enough HP and torque to move buildings?

this car has 600 HP for the groceries, 900 for going to the hair dresser and 1200 for race track?

with all the modifications done, i still think this monster will be hard to control.

i bet this car will have lots of grip with that rear placed engine.

hammond would do anything he can, clarkson thinks it’s a beetle and may will just say it’s plane useless. interesting top gear presenters smiley.

if clarkson calls this car a beetle, i know for a fact hammond would do anything to drive it!

imagine the look on a ferrari 458 owner when you leave him far behind. or the look on a bugatti veyron’s owner when he sees you are next to him at 400 km/h.

what i like about it is that you can control the amount of madness you want for the day, from 600 HP to twice that.

the $/HP ratio is one of the cheapest out there, i guess. still, 455.000$ is not a cheap car.

this has more HP than the porsche 918. a lot more. but that does not make it more a car than the spyder.

and even if I would probably kill myself with this car, it’s OKsmiley)

anyway, it’s one of the most tempting 911’s ever.

a clutch pedal will always give you more control. No matter how smart the computer is, it can not know how you want to engage the clutch for each corner

Porsche left out the PDK because it is cheaper to leave it out.

well, race cars require MORE control, not less...

The PDK was invented in the ’80s for the 956/962 series race car, if i’m not wrong

I am in front of my laptop, facing one of these works of automotive art...amazing!

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