A high-speed police chase on the Slovenian highway near the city of Maribor ended up with an exotic car crashing into a truck. The sad part is, the driver of the TechArt Magnum wasn’t even its owner.

As it turns out, the police chase stemmed from reports that the TechArt Magnum was stolen a couple of weeks ago in Switzerland and after being identified driving along in Slovenia, local authorities went out and took the criminal for a nice – and fast – thrill ride along the Slovenian highways.

It’s bad enough to crash an expensive exotic car through the fault of the owner. But we do feel terrible for the poor chap that owns this TechArt Magnum. Not only was his car stolen from him, but he ended up with quite a hefty insurance bill to pay.

As far as the Serbian who stole the car, he was – thankfully - apprehended with a little assistance from an unsuspecting truck that just so happened to be in the criminal’s way.

Source: GT Spirit
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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.

TechArt GTstreet RS

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.

Press release after the jump!

The other day, Mercedes Benz tuner Brabus announced their twin turbocharged GLK V12 to be the fastest street legal SUV in the world. Right down the Autobahn from Brabus is the Porsche tuner TechArt, who took on the top speed challenge with one of their highly modified Cayenne s. They started off with a base turbo Porsche and then added 130 HP shot in the arm with their TA 055/2.2 performance package which bring the SUV’s maximum output to 680 HP thanks to some new engine electronics.

TechArt takes home the full size SUV top speed record with a 200 MPH Cayenne

Combined with TechArt’s aerodynamic package and their "Sport" air suspension, Sandro Reuter drove the TechArt modified Turbo Cayenne to an official top speed of 321.2 km/h, or 199.5 MPH on this side of the pond. Although the post op GLK retains the title of the world’s fastest road certified utility vehicle, there is a lot of work that went in to swapping the 750 HP Biturbo V12, but on the other hand TechArt’s mods are a bit on the more practical side and only left the car about 10 MPH shy of the record, so in the grand scheme of things they didn’t do so bad. For now TechArt will just have to settle for building the world’s fastest street legal full size SUV, that is until they attempt to stuff a W16 from a Veyron under the hood.

Press release after the jump.

TechArt has presented a new tuning program for the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S . The tuner modified both the car’s dynamics and performances. Thanks to a new "Racing" flap-controlled exhaust system and new engine electronics the Carrera 4S delivers with 35 hp more, to a total of 420 hp.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S by TechArt

The aerodynamic kit includes a front spoiler, side skirts, a roof spoiler and three versions of rear wings, back pressure air vents, an adjustable spoiler lip, decorative trims for the exterior mirrors – made from carbon fiber painted in the requested color and 19 or 20 inch five-spoke wheels.

On the interior the tuner added leather, a three-spoke airbag sports steering wheels, aluminum pedals and trim strips.

Press release after the jump.

For most automotive enthusiasts, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is almost too much sports truck as it comes from the factory. However in this crazy world of winged warriors and blown behemoths there is no such thing as enough, so the Porsche tuning experts at TechArt are offering a new performance package that significantly improves the SUV’s abilities.

Techart Magnum based on 2010 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

On the outside, the Höfingen based tuners have added a bold new front bumper apron complete with larger air intakes and a combination of LED and large lower driving lights, a new vented hood, wider arches that house anywhere from 21 inch to 23 inch wheels, new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and cutouts for the TechArt tuned exhaust and and a rear roof spoiler that all work together to turn the Cayenne Turbo S into a truly mean machine.

Thanks to an revised engine computer program, high flow air filter, modified turbochargers and tuned manifolds, TechArt has boosted the Cayenne ’s output up to 680 HP and 664 lb-ft of torque up from the standard car’s 550 HP rating. The result is a 0 to 60 MPH time of 4.2 seconds for the 5000 pound machine that can also reach 125 MPH from a standstill in just 14.5 seconds on its way to reaching a top speed of 191 MPH. If you were a bit intimidated by the Turbo S before, the TechArt tuned Cayenne should scare the pants off of you.

Press release after the jump.

New Porsche 911 Carrera 4S by TechArt

The Porsche tuning experts from Germany, TechArt have just unveiled their latest take on the all wheel drive 911 Carrera 4S at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In typical TechArt fashion the sports car’s aerodynamics have been improved with an aggressive body kit with choice of two exhausts with optional headers and high flow catalytic converters as well as three rear wing options and a wide variety of shoes.

Press release after the jump.

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The German tuning specialists Techart have just relased a new lineup of high performance modifications for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman models. The aero is available in two flavors, somewhat conservative with only a front lip and a rear wing, or all out including a wide body conversion that includes the LED driving lights, sculpted side skirts, sleeker side mirrors and the Techart Vario or VarioPlus threaded chassis high performance suspenion. Techart is offering a racing exhaust system for the flat six powered Porsches that can be finished off with either a glossy or black chrome finish. The aftermarket manufacturer then utilizes their signature Formula wheel to beef up the diminutive Porsches.

Techart tunes the Boxster and Cayman

The upgrades don’t stop with the exterior, the interior receives a few upgrades like a sport chronometer, TECHART 3 spoke sport steering wheel, new trim on the doors and carbon/stainless steel doorsills with illuminated logos. The sport buckets are wrapped in soft leather and dressed up with decorative stitching in the owner’s choice of colors as well as a trio of aluminum sport pedals and a healthy helping of carbon fiber. So now no matter which Porsche you drive Techart CEO Thomas Behringer has a tuning program for you.

Press release after the jump.

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A few words with TechArt CEO Thomas Behringer

The fellows from GT Spirit recently traveled to Germany and while on their visit to the high end Porsche tuner TechArt ’s facility in Leonberg, they ran into to aftermarket manufacture’s CEO Thomas Behringer. He founded the company back in 1987 with the “philosophy of creating cars which blend artistic perfection with technologically advanced features,” and when asked about why he chose this particular maker Behringer replied: “I really want to stay close to the Porsche heritage, because of its unique character.”

A few words with TechArt CEO Thomas Behringer

A tuner of this stature and experience has truly seen it all, when asked Berhinger replied: “The craziest request we ever got was a Porsche GT3 we fitted with a Louis Vuitton interior. The main problem was getting the interior fabrics from LV. It became an impossible task. We told the customer and together we came up with a plan. The owner of the car went to a Louis Vutton shop, bought every bag inside the shop and shipped these to us. Each bag was cut apart and the fabrics where used inside the car for head lining, doors, steering wheel, dashboard, seats and center console.”

Now TechArt isn’t a company who made a name for themselves on flashy body kits and Altezza style taillights, the CEO insists that they “do everything ourselves and think that individuality is key in the way you develop, produce and sell products. We only develop items that are of any use within the car’s setup. It should always be functional, a reason why Berhinger’s ride of choice is the TechArt GTstreet R Cabriolet . “It is the best example of our lifestyle creating cars positioned above a standard Porsche mixed with TechArt individuality.”

Source: GT Spirit

After first announcing their tuning kit for the diesel powered Porsche Cayenne at the Geneva Motor Show, the German tuners at TECHART have just revealed the latest details about their new ride.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel by TechArt

The high performance tuners started their work under the hood. The 3.0 Liter turbo diesel power plant now delivers 290 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. The alternatively fueled luxury vehicle can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.7 seconds while still getting 25.3 MPG from the two ton performance vehicle.
The customization program also includes a reworked suspension complimented by a set of 21 inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Diamaris 4X4 XL, SUV specific rubber sized 295/35 R21. The front end receives a new front bumper with a deeper front spoiler and integrated running lights, lower side skirts and a new rear apron with integrated diffuser. Some simple head and taillight masks also accentuate the Cayenne’s sporty character. Finally, spent gasses exit through a pair of oval exhaust tips framed nicely by the TECHART rear valence.

The interior of the Cayenne is upgraded with trim upgrades that include light weight aluminum pedals and dead pedal as well as leather trimmed luxury logo floor mats. However the nicest touch comes from the three spoke TECHART sports steering wheel with Porsche airbag inside. The kit from TECHART can be all yours for only $24,200. That is not including the $4,000 engine kit or the Cayenne to put everything on, either way if you want a high quality high performance Porsche, you can’t go wrong with TECHART.


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