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TechArt


When you look at a tuned up car from afar, one of the first things that will catch your attention, apart from the front end, are the wheels that they come in. While most people will associate custom wheels as an accessory or a (car) fashion statement, they do have a far more important purpose than just aesthetic improvements.

With that in mind, world famous Porsche tuners TechArt are releasing a new set of 20-inch lightweight forged center-lock wheels they’re calling the ‘TechArt Formula Race” wheels. Coming two sizes for both front axle and one for the rear axle - 8.5J x 20 ET 40 and 8.5J x 20 ET 52 for the front axle and 12J x 20 ET 50 for the rear axle – the new TechArt wheels are based on the lighter twin spokes series rims and are connected through a centerlock. These wheels are 10% lighter than the firm’s “TechArt Formula III” forged wheel and 25% lighter compared to a standard alloy wheel.

The TechArt Formula Race wheels come in titanium gray matte, or if you’re in the mood for some color-coordination, you can have them do the wheels in an individual matched custom color to match the color of your Porsche.

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If you’re a Porsche fan then you no doubt love the work done by the guys at TechArt. The German-based Porsche tuning gurus are famous for their cutting edge aesthetics that add a very sinister characteristic to the latest offerings from Zuffunhausen. Their primary expertise however, lies in making Porkers go like hell. For those of us who are fans of their work and the brand, there is a more accessible option to getting your hands on a piece TechArt that doesn’t involve owning a Porsche – their brand new 2011 calendar.

The memorabilia in question is a calendar based on their slogan “365 days of personality” and offers an exciting journey through the TechArt world. Twelve attractive images, one for each month, depict the majestic side of race-bred customization. Highlights include the TechArt Magnum based on the Porsche Cayenne as well as the TechArt GrandGT Program for the Porsche Panamera.

The images are uniquely themed and expertly shot by Bildermeister in 70 x 50 cm format and production is limited to just 2000 units. This would make an ideal Christmas gift that exudes style and class, going down well with any petrolhead. You can also go the extra mile and purchase wall-sized hi-res posters of any of the images that tickle your fancy. Pricing is set at a reasonable €29.80. You can order yours TechArt’s official page.

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The TechArt GranGT is a new tuning package based, of course, off the Porsche Panamera and includes both engine updates and exterior and interior modifications. World debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show from November 11 to 14, 2010.

For the exterior, TechArt is offering a new powerful front bumper with integrated splitter and large ventilation intakes, multifunctional daytime running lights integrated in the front bumper, an Aero engine hood constructed of high-quality carbon fibers, with integrated air outlets, new side skirts and flared fenders, a new roof spoiler, and a much larger rear spoiler. The package is finished by Formula light alloy wheels, in 20 to 22" dimensions.

For the interior the tuner is offering an entertainment package with two 7-inch screens, a new center console, and rear fold-away tables.

But the most amazing changes were made under the hood. Thanks to a new powerkit TA 070/T1, the power of the 4.8 l twin-turbo engine is increased to an impressive 571 HP and 830 Nm of torque. No words yet on how these new numbers will increase the car’s performance.

Press release after the jump.


TechArt has come out with more than their fair share of tuning kits for the Porsche Cayenne, but it seems that they are not done finding ways to bring the Porsche out of the luxury SUV. Their latest kit is called the Magnum and is one they have used a few times over the years, with each year getting a few different modifications. This year’s TechArt Magnum based off of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne comes with no power upgrades, but a few exterior and interior modifications. It’s official debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show on November 11th-14th, 2010.

The new Magnum package includes a front apron with two large air intakes and integrated TechArt daytime running lights, as well as an additional xenon double headlamp unit and air ducts. The TechArt Aero engine hood gets outfitted in carbon fiber with integrated air outlets while the side of the car get new side skirts and elegant trims on all four doors. The rear gets a TechArt three-part tail light trim with an integrated spoiler shape in combination with the roof spoiler and a new exhaust system with sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel. The package is finished by 20- to 23-inch light alloy wheels.

The interior package gets a roof mounted Entertainment Kit with an adjustable overhead monitor and a hand-made display console in leather, 3-spokes sport steering wheel, and TechArt paddle shifters.

All in all this package isn’t all that bad for the Porsche Cayenne , but we would rather highly talented tuner like TechArt bring out more fire in the otherwise slower Porsche model.

Press release after the jump.

We’ve all been there; riding along in your lowered ride, enjoying the day, when all of a sudden - Thump, Scraaaaaape. Another victim of that darn speed bump. It’s moments like these that make the driver wish he had a higher car. And it’s situations like these that have made TechArt got to the trouble of preparing a new noselift system that can offer 60 mm of additional height at the front spoiler. This system can be applied to models like the Porsche Boxster , the Cayman , and the 911 .

The TechArt Noselift System is activated by a convenient little button located in the roof console of the Boxster and in the center console of the Cayman. The noselift system, including that convenient little button, is installed with EMC-safe electronic control units and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses. High performance test procedures are followed to ensure that, when that button is pressed, the car smoothly and silently adjusts its height to a safer level for those nasty little speed bumps and ramps.

Press release after the jump.


TechArt either loves the Porsche 911 Turbo S or just loves what they can do with one because the tuning package revisions just keep coming. We’ve already seen similar tuning packages from TechArt in February and two more in May which boosts the power and aerodynamics for the speedy 911 Turbo S. Now, their latest package boosts the Porsche’s horsepower by 90hp and its torque by 120Nm from a standard 530hp and 700 Nm of torque.

So, with a total of 620 HP and 820 Nm of torque, the Techart Turbo S sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and to 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. The Porsche will not stop until it hits a top speed of 206 mph (up from a standard of 195 mph).

The engine conversion consists of a TECHART sport air filter and a TECHART manifold unit, as well as the TECHART exhaust system “sport” and two TECHART pressure sensors. All of these different components come together to produce a newly reprogrammed engine that is sure to please any Turbo S owner. The new package will be available starting this September.

Press release after the jump.

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Does your need for speed leave you wishing there were more options to boost power and create that exhilarating feeling you get when you are whipping past everything leaving behind blurred images of what once was? Yeah, we think Techart feels the same way. Apparently the Porsche Panamera Turbo left something to be desired in terms of horsepower so Techart took it upon themselves to create a fun little button in the center console.

What does this button do? Well, once pressed by the driver, the button allows the Panamera Turbo to get a jump of 80 horsepower. Yeah, just with the touch of a button. Pretty cool, huh? The package is called the Techtronic, or TA 070/T1, and allows the Panamera’s 4.8L V8 engine to jump from 500hp to 580hp. It also increases the torque to the top range of 830Nm at somewhere between 3200rpm and 3600rpm. This little button brings down the Turbo’s 0-60mph time to 3.8secs from 4.0 and increases its top speed from 188mph to 195mph. The 0-124mph sprint is made in 12.5seconds.

So, do you have a Porsche Panamera Turbo that you feel needs a little jumpstart? If you do then you should definitely give Techart a call. This package is available starting in August.

Ever since the Porsche Cayenne was launched recently we have seen tuners such as Kahn Design , Lumma Design , and Cargraphic put their hands on it to have it customized to their liking. Now, after a few customization programs for the new Panamera , TechArt has decided they would also like a piece of the Cayenne pie so they have turned their attention to the SUV. The tuning package includes individualization options for the exterior, the engine area, and the interior of the SUV.

The exterior package includes trims painted in custom colors or in carbon fiber, a carbon hood, sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel, and Formula III forged light alloy wheels in dimensions of 20- to 23-inch.

The interior gets high quality full leather and a 3-spoke sport steering wheels with paddle shifters.

Take a look at the back of this baby and it may seem a little familiar. When we looked at it, we saw a striking resemblance to the first image unveiled yesterday of Project Kahn’s interpretation of the Porsche Cayenne. We can’t say much about it now, but we will definitely be comparing these two packages when Kahn reveals specs on their tuning project.

Press release after the jump.

It wasn’t long ago that the creative minds over at TechArt unveiled the Aerodynamic Kit I for the Porsche Turbo and, already, they have brought out another from under their sleeve. TechArt has just released the official details on their new Aerodynamic Kit II for the Porsche 911 Turbo that is said to bring out the "sporty and masculine features of the car".

The Aerodynamic Kit II includes the engine package TA 097/T1 or TA 097/T2 that add an extra 70 HP and 120 HP, respectively, to the series model from the 480 HP the Porsche 911 Turbo brings to the table straight from the factory. It includes front and rear aprons, front and rear spoiler, and aerodynamic side skirts. Illuminating the Porsche 911 Turbo are the daytime running lamps, position light, parking light ,and direction indicators in one LED system unit and a common housing. All components are made out of high-grade materials such as lightweight carbon fiber and hard-wearing polyurethane-RIM.

This Aerodynamic Kit brings a little more exterior shaping than the first package provided by TechArt back in March. The better choice would depend solely on the driver’s preference over looks or speed even though there isn’t much of a dramatic change in appearance from one kit to another. We would opt for speed, of course.

Press release after the jump.

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German tuner, TechArt , does not leave a stone unturned when tuning up the exquisite Porsche models it comes across on a daily basis. We have seen many refined, tuned-up Porsches grace the web pages of TopSpeed after the refining process has taken place at the TechArt headquarters and we are extremely pleased with their current project: thePorsche 911 Turbo . Yes, we know that TechArt has had its way with many a Porsche 911s before, but this particular engine package brings the Porsche top a whole new level of a-maz-ing.

TechArt has two packages for the Porsche 911 Turbo: the TA 097/T1 and the TA 097/T2. We are going to start off with the TA 097/T1 which adds an impressive 70hp to the already aggressive 3.8-litre six-cylinder biturbo horizontally-opposed power unit producing 500hp at 6000rpm and 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,950 - 5,000 rpm. With this new package, the Porsche 911 Turbo can make the 0-60 sprint in 3.2 seconds (a difference of 0.2 seconds from the original model) with a top speed of 324 km/hr (roughly 201 mph). These results are achieved by TechArt’s use of their Sport Air Filter as well as optimized engine control.

Hit the jump for the second (better) package along with the full story.


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