Here in the U.S., auto shows are pretty much done for 2012, but Europe is still enjoying the Essen Motor Show and the amazing tuning cars displayed in there. One of these amazing cars – “amazing is likely an understatement – is the GT9 Vmax developed by 9ff.
The new Vmax package continues from where the GT9-R package left and has significantly improved both power and performance. The GT9-R delivered a total of 1,120 horsepower and was capable of peaking out at 414 km/h (257.2 mph), but the Vmax would simply walk away from its predecessor.
The Vmax is powered by a 4.2-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers a total of 1,381 gut-checking ponies and 855 pound-feet of twist. The extra power helps it rocket to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.1 seconds. If that’s not enough for you, the Vmax also launches to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 6.8 seconds and to 300 km/h (186.4 mph) in 13 seconds. If you though the GT9-R’s top speed was nuts, you’re in for a serious treat, as the Vmax touts a 437 km/h (271.54 mph) top speed.
The tuner also added in plenty of carbon-fiber body work, polycarbonate windows and a set of lightweight wheels. As expected, with great performance comes a grand price tag. The 9ff GT9 Vmax comes in at €895,000 - or about $1,170,000 at the current exchange rates.
Hit the jump for a video shot at the Essen Motor Show.
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.
A few weeks ago, German tuner 9ff unveiled the GTurbo tuning package, but while the most powerful version developed 1,000 HP, 9ff pulled the GTurbo 1200 straight out of a hat during the Essen Motorshow. For those not packing much common sense, that’s a model developing a spectacular 1,200 HP.
The GTurbo 1200 is based on a Porsche GT2 model, but is modified to be made lighter. There are a series of carbon fiber elements, along side and rear windows that have been replaced by Macrolon items. There is also a new set of 19" wheels.
After 9ff added titanium connecting rods, 9ff cylinder head with bigger valves and ports, 9ff camshafts, and 130mm intercoolers, the twin-turbo engine now develops an impressive 1200 HP and 1100 NM of torque. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will hit an impressive 248 mph. The whole package is finished by a new titanium exhaust system that has adjustable valves for a quiet, sportier sound. The car is currently available for sale at a price of 219,000 euro (around $285,000).
UPDATE 12/13/2010: The monsieur’s over at OptionAuto were given the chance to take the 9ff GTurbo 1200 for a test run – lucky, lucky, lucky – and did they take the hammer down on this bad boy, documenting the whole escapade in a five-part video that you can find after the jump.
Specifications after the jump.
German tuners,9ff, can simply rock your world when it comes to tuning up some of the fastest and most spectacular Porsche models known to man, and they’ve been doing so since 2001 when they first opened their doors to Porsche lovers everywhere. This year, this sensational team of tuning experts will be headed to the upcoming Essen Motor Show with the fastest 911 they have ever built. The new tuning kit will be called the BT1000 and, while the tuner has yet to offer any details on it, we presume that the "1000" in the nomenclature has something to do with the number of ponies tucked up inside the hood.
It doesn’t really matter if we have that type of confirmation anyway as 9ff have let out that the BT1000 creation can get from 0-186mph in an impressive 15.9 seconds, about 2.8 seconds faster than their record-breaking Porsche GT3 GTurbo..
The first images of the souped-up Porsche were also revealed, and with them came evidence that the exterior was looked after juts about as much as the power was. 9ff saw it fit to add new front bumpers, side skirts, a new rear spoiler and a rear wing, all to increase the aerodynamic efficiency of their latest kit. Look closely and you will also be able to notice a new sport exhaust system and a new set of wheels.
That’s about it for all of the details that were laid out for us, but stay tuned as the Essen Motorshow draws near. We’ll keep you posted with any other details leaked before the doors are opened.
Who can make a Porsche 911 GT3 look even better than it already does? That’s easy: the German tuner 9ff. Their GTurbo program offers the possibility of extracting a total of 1000 HP from your GT3. That impressive amount of power was possible thanks to a Bi-Turbo conversion. However if 1000 HP is just to much for you, then you have other options to choose from: 9ff GTurbo750 – 750 HP, 9ff GTurbo850 – 850 HP, 9ff GTurbo1000 – 1000 HP.
The 9ff exterior kit includes: a front apron with built in LED indicators, lower side skirts and a redesigned rear apron, sport exhaust system and 19" alloy wheels in five double spoke design. With this many horses under the hood, the modified 911’s performance is more than impressive, going from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.0 seconds in the GTurbo850 and only 2.9 seconds in the GTurbo1000. The 9ff kit is good to accelerate from 0 to 300 km/h in 18.7 seconds and 16.5 seconds respectively while the top speed goes up to 243 MPH.
UPDATE 11/17/2010: 9ff has dropped a video of the Porsche GT3 GTurbo 850 as it raced to posting a new 381 km/h world record on the German Autobahn. They absolutely succeeded, but the best part is, the GTurbo 850’s top speed is still higher than that! It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing video you’ll ever see, but all you need to do to appreciate it is watch the speed counter on the Porsche’s dash as it rapidly accelerates, topping out at 381 km/h (237mph).
Supercar Showdown: Porsche 911 Turbo Switzer takes on a Porsche 911 GT2 9ff, BMW M3 V10 & Lamborghini LP550-2
You think a supercharged 750 horsepower Russian Porsche 997 Turbo SPI750 by Switzer Performace Innovation can hold its own against its supercar brethren in a good ol’ fashion drag race?
If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re in luck because somebody’s going to answer it for you. That ’somebody’ - or some bodies - happens to be the folks from Dragtimes.info and the drag race-addicted members of GT-Board happen to have a number of supercars ready to meet the challenge that is the SWI-tuned Porsche 997 Turbo.
Lining up against the superpowered Stuttgart machine includes one of its cousins, a 9ff-tuned Porshce 911 GT2, a Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition, and a V10 engine-powered, 560 horsepower BMW M3 E30.
We’re not spoiling the results for any of you, but one thing that you guys can be absolutely certain of is that these cars are no lightweights by any stretch of the imagination. So you better gear yourself up for a slobberknocker of a race - or three.
The German tuner, 9ff revealed a new customization program for the 2010 Porsche Turbo. Called the 9ff DR700, the package delivers a total of 700 hp and 870 NM. As a result, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 9.4 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 23 seconds. Although not as visually appealing as the customization brought to us by SpeedArt, 9ff delivers when it comes to horsepower with about 20hp more than SpeedArt’s program for the Turbo.
To obtain these impressive performances the tuner added a 9ff valve adjustable sport exhaust system including: 9ff design tail pipes, 9ff sport catalytics & air filter, 9ff intercoolers & intake hoses, 9ff exhaust headers, 9ff ECU (in exchange), 9ff Turbochargers DR700 (in exch.), 9ff Camshafts & connectings rods, 9ff Intake manifold, 9ff Torque optimized PDK, and 9ff Clutch (only manual shifted cars).
Hit the jump for a video of the exhaust system.
What would you do with a million dollars? If you answered, "Destroy a car", then you would have something in common with the driver of this Porsche. The Porsche 9ff GT9-R is, without question, one of the fastest cars on Earth as shown by a top speed of 257 mph with a 1120 cp and a peak torque of 1000 NM. Unfortunately, the 9ff GT9-R’s staggering numbers can also make it a death-ride on four wheels.
Case in point: a 9ff GT9-R was recently taken to the UK to perform a test drive on the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground race track. At 217 mph, the pilot hit the brakes hard, lost control, and crashed. Fortunately, the driver is ok, but the car is a total loss!
This was unit number 0/20, so we imagine it will take some time until we see a new unit built.
The exotic car classified ads known as Jameslist has a new addition to its fleet: a 9ff-tuned Porsche 911-based GT9-R.
Numbered 00/20 – the ‘00’ means that it’s a prototype – the 9ff 911 is about as exclusive a car as you can find anywhere on the planet. And the price tag attached to it seems to think so too.
For a chance to own this rare beast, the owner has to fork over around $1.1 million. Too steep of a price tag, you say?
Well, consider first that it’s rare. Once you’ve gone past that, you can move on to the fact that it has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter engine that produces an output of 1,120 horsepower.
Still not convinced? Well then, here’s the clincher. With that much power under its hood, the 9ff 911has a top speed of 257 mph and can go flat out with a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds. Yes, 2.9 seconds.
That price tag’s looking more and more justified, doesn’t it?
Forget about cars like the Bugatti Veyron or Ultima GT-R and SSC Ultimate Aero TT. The Porsche tuners at 9ff have officially come to play with the GT9-R - a car that is believed to become the fastest production based car ever.
The 9ff GT9-R is powered by a 4.0 Liter six cylinder boxer engine that delivers a total of 1120 HP. This amount of power will be more than enough to propel the modified 911 from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 257.2 MPH. If this kind of power is simply too much for you to handle, 9ff will also built another version of the GT9 that will "only" produce 987 HP as well as a lesser 750 HP version. 9ff will produce 20 units of this high speed machine for the world’s luckiest speed freaks to enjoy, prices have not yet been announced.
We are well aware of what the German tuning firm 9ff is capable of when they put their minds to something, like the 253 MPH GT9R or the 850 HP BT2 complete with classic Gulf Racing livery. However 9ff is set to unveil something a little more mundane at the upcoming 2009 Essen Motor Show with the Speed9. While it is based on a 911 Turbo, 9ff is paying homage to the classic 1955 Porsche 356 1500S Speedster for all those high performance Porsche aficionados who want to ride around with the wind in their hair.
Thanks to modern day running gear, the only thing that is reminiscent of the old ’55 is the styling. Covering that aspect 9ff included a new ground effects package that consists of a new front apron, side skirts and rear bumper along with 9ff Speed9 sports seats and matching steering wheel. The 911 Turbo that serves as the vehicle’s foundation received an upgraded ECU, free flowing exhaust and a set of sport catalytic converters that let the bi turbo flat six breathe to the tune of 650 HP and 656 lb-ft of torque. Even though 9ff hasn’t let us in on any performance figures as of yet, you can expect the Speed9 to go faster than you ever want to with the top down.
The 9ff GT9R is most likely the fastest Porsche GT3 at the moment. But while the tuner only offered details on the coupe versions, rumors say the German tuner is also taking orders for a speedster version of the GT9R.
We expect for the cabrio version to use the same 4.0-litre flat six, mid-mounted engine that thanks to massive twin-turbo is able to produce 1120bhp and a peak torque of 774 lb ft. The coupe version was named by its producer ’the world’s fastest street-legal car: it sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2,8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 257mph are on tap.
This rendered appeared on the 9ff United Arab Emirates (UAE) official page and comes with the message: "Fastest Car in the World - 257 MPH - Now available as Coupe OR Convertible."
After speculating about what a tuned Porsche Panamera might look like, the aftermarket specialists from Gemballa released a few renderings of their Mistrale. Not being ones to sit back and let others have all the fun, the high performance Porsche specialists from 9ff have released a few of their own design ideas for the new four door sports car.
The 9ff kit consists of a redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes, a vented hood and a set of their signature 22 inch three piece rims. If anything about their high speed history can give us a clue as to their plans for the Panamera’s power plant; a PT-55 package should up the power to anywhere from 500 to 550 HP thanks to an ECU upgrade and some high flowing air filters, while the PT-60 performance package should produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 HP with the addition of a new exhaust and some sport catalytic converters. The big boy of the range will be the PT-65 that gets a pair of upgraded turbochargers that work with all the aforementioned parts to produce around 650 HP.
Either way, the Panamera is a new breed of sports cars that will combine the practicality of a four door four passenger layout with the utmost in performance and luxury. We can’t wait to see what these cars will look like when they are all done.
German tuner 9ff loves to get the most out of Porsche engines, and we have a hard time arguing with its 1300 hp Draxster. Based on a Porsche 911 the vehicle has been extensively modified, the engine is a twin turbo 4.0-liter unit and the vehicle weighs in at 1168 Kg (2569 lbs.). Although the vehicle will not be officially used in drag races, with that amount of power the Draxster can hit 161 mph in just 9.5 seconds, fast enough to leave some space between it and a Bugatti Veyron. Unfortunately the pricing for this vehicle has not been announced nor have production plans been announced yet.
Probably the only thing worse than a 423 hp Hummer H3 is a 725 hp Porsche Cayenne. Tuner 9ff is making its reputation for getting some of the highest horsepower out of Porsche products, but that has usually been car based on the 911. Now its turned its attention more to the soccer mom crowd with the 9ff Vantage GTR.
Aside from the upgrade to 725 hp in a 5000 lbs car, the rest of the package is pretty attractive. The kit includes a revised front-end with headlights borrowed from the 911 series, a new hood and a new front bumper. Also a new fenders, side sills, roof spoiler and rear bumper are included in the package.
So if you know a soccer mom who is injecting her kid with steroids, then this car may appeal to her. For the rest of us, we’ll stick to the 911.
9ff decided a while a go that it didn’t need to have its hands on a Porsche Panamera to start customizing it. Even without an official debut of the car, plans seem to be moving forward to tune the Porsche’s sedan.
According to a Russian website called Cardesign, tuner 9ff is teaming up with Top Car and Cardi to modify the Porsche Panamera. The chain seems to start with Top Car designing two kits: one that replaces all the body panels except for the roof and a tamer package that just adds new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a revised hood. Cardi will be responsible for the manufacturing and possible installation of the panels. 9ff will do what it does best and work on the engine, transmission and suspension.
There are no specifics about the performance upgrades to the car, but not surprising considering the Panamera has not yet even been seen in the flesh yet. What can be expected is that it will be a quick machine considering the other Porsches 9ff has gotten its hands on.
The Porsche Carrera GT may be out of production for over two years now, but that still doesn’t make it any less desirable. It also doesn’t meant the tuners don’t need to stop upgrading the car.
9ff, the tuning house that has made some earth-shattering cars from Poreches like the GT9, has gotten its hands on a Carrera GT. It’s called the GTT 900 pack, and it was showcased at the Essen Motor Show in Germany this weekend.
The standard V10 unit was upgraded by about 50 percent to give the car a new total 900 horsepower. Improvements include new camshafts, less restrictive exhaust manifolds, and a special muffler with a unique valve system and end-pipes. A just in case people didn’t think you were special enough for driving Carrera GT, 9ff added bright red "look at me" paint.
Because 9ff’s 253 mph GT9 was just to pedestrian, the 9ff people are rumored to be going back to the drawing board for more speed. If the GT9R can add a few miles to its top speed, it just may capture the production car top speed crown (set at 256 mph by SSC Aero Twin-Turbo.)
There are no other details at the moment, but the guys over at Supercars.net assembled what they think it will look like. This includes a new wing, an updated front facia, front splitter, wheel well extractors, brake cooling ducts, side exhaust and a distinctive roof-mounted air scoop.
When we know more, you’ll know more.
To maximize an ideal top athlete, such as the Porsche 911 GT2 in a way that can be maintained for a long time, it is essential to make far reaching modifications which have to be founded on numerous years of expertise and experience. A kind of professional expertise the Dortmund-based Porsche refiner 9ff unquestionably has.
With the 9ff GT2, the owner and head developer Jan Fatthauer and his team once again challenge their talents and produce a vehicle which has been optimized in its every existing driving capability. The goal was to create a GT2 which is able to provide the best performance on both the tracks and the streets. With its powerful 670 hp "bolt on kit" and a running gear which has been developed at the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, the 9ff GT2 outstandingly proves that road capability and racing can overlap without having sacrifice any level of convenience and comfort.
The Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS is already a fast car, but when the guys over at 9ff decided to transform it in a 9ff GTurbo1000, the results are pretty cool.
Adding a two turbos boosted power to 950 hp (from an original 415). Now the car can sprint from 0 to 186 mph in just 18.1 seconds, which means that is quicker than the Koenigsegg CCX and with just 1.4 seconds slower than the Bugatti Veyron. The 9ff team likely started with the non-turbo GT3 as a base instead of the already boosted GT2 because of the weight savings of the RS model.
As great as this all looks, couldn’t they have done something to make engine sound less like a farm tractor?
AutoJunk spotted this black-matte Ruf GTR3, and you have to admit it looks pretty amazing! I really want one!
Powering the CTR3 is a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six engine pumping out 700 bhp at 7,000 rpm with torque topping out at 657 lb-ft. Drive is sent to the wheels via a rumored seven-speed sequential automatic gearbox that’s said to allow the CTR3 to reach a top speed of 224 mph.
Another world record smashed: the 9ff GT9 hit an incredible speed of 409 km/h becoming the fastest road-going vehicle in the world.
The 9ff GT9 accelerates to 100 km/h in only 3.4 seconds, to 200km/h in only 8.2 seconds and the digital display of the instrument panel shows the 300 km/h in unbelievable 16.4 seconds. The source of power for this overwhelming power is a modified motor from the Porsche 996 Turbo.
The water-cooled 6-cylinder horizontally opposed engine with 4 liters cubic capacity and dry sump is equipped with two exhaust twin turbo chargers, titanium connecting rods, forged pistons and a 24 carat hard gold plated induction plate. Thereby, the high-tech aggregate achieves sensational 987 PS / 726 kW at 7,850 r.p.m. The maximum torque of 964 Nm is reached at 5,970 r.p.m.