The Interior of This Porsche 993 "Greenwich" By Gunther Werks is the Epitome of Perfection
Gunther Werks stole our hearts with the beastly 400R and they’re doing it again with this gemby Tudor Rus, on
Gunther Werks is back at it again. The crew that brought us the limited-edition $525,000 400R is working on another 993 model dubbed the Greenwich Commission. It’s not fully revealed yet, but Gunther Werks isn’t shying away from bumping our heart rates with a set of interior pictures.
Yes, we’re drooling. But as awesome as it might be, we expect the Greenwich Commission’s interior to be backed up by an exterior and an engine that are least on par when it comes to divine attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship. Could that be just enough to give Singer a run for its money?
The 993-generation Porsche 911 was a huge step from the 964 model line it replaced. Visually, the newcomer had flatter and wider front wings and higher-positioned taillights, changes that didn’t receive a mirroring inside the cabin.
By some preferences, the 993’s cabin was a tad too bland, although it was primarily there to serve whoever was enjoying this nimble driver’s car.
This is where Gunther Werks comes into the picture.
The photo album posted on GW’s Facebook page tell us just a tiny bit of what is turning out to be another lesson in restomodding and the art of automotive detailing.
For the Greenwich Commission, Gunther Werks went for an almost complete cabin revamp.
In fact, the only stock bits and bobs we can spot are the plastic-grated air vents - and even these get bespoke billet knurled controls.
While the stock 993 mixed leather and plastic, the Greenwich Commission gets Terracotta, Alcantara, and carbon fiber trim that make for a nice contrast with the green exterior paint.
There’s a lot of carbon fiber on the dashboard and on the door panels, but what really caught our eye was the use of this lightweight material on the edges of the sports seats tastefully upholstered in earthy-orange Terracotta leather.
Aluminum decorates the stick shifter’s head and most of the knobs inside the cabin, as well as the edges of the iconic five gauges splashed onto the instrument cluster and the speaker housings on the inside of the doors. We can’t see the pedals, but we’re willing to bet our lunch money that they’re made of aluminum, too. Oh, and you won’t find any sort of handles inside the Greenwich Commission, as they’ve been replaced by classy leather and Alcantara door-pull straps. Speaking of Alcantara, you’ve probably noticed that it bathes the steering wheel, the gear lever’s skirt, and the lower end of the handbrake lever.
In typical Gunther Werks fashion, the 993 Greenwich Commission will be limited to just 25 units.
The company did the same thing with the 400R, which ended up selling for $525,000 per piece. And though it’s too early to go down the guessing road regarding this particular build’s potential price tag, we do expect GW to value it at at least $300,000.
Mind you, it’s not just the lavish interior that demands such a sticker.
We did some digging around and it turns out that the Greenwich Commission will pack an air-cooled 4.0-liter flat-six developed by Rothsport Racing’s Jeff Gamroth.
In case that name doesn’t ring the bell, we’ll tell you right now that the same engine specialist provided the powerplant inside the 400R - which, coincidentally or not, was, too, a 4.0-liter flat-six. While there’s no info on the Greenwich Commission’s power and torque ratings, the 400R cranked out 400 horsepower - hence its name - and 330 pound-feet of torque before redlining at 7,800 rpm.
Now please excuse us while we browse through that photo album on more time.