• 2011 Porsche 997 650-R SS by Merdad

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In the wide world of automotive tuning, there’s something to be said for UK tuner Merdad and its penchant for producing new body kits for a number of Porsche vehicles, the most recent of which was a program for the Porsche Cayenne. Now the tuning firm is at it again with a new program for the Porsche 997 Turbo S. Called the 997 650-R SS, the modification program comes with a full Merdad Body styling kit that includes a new bonnet, a new front spoiler, front skirt with air intakes, new side skirts with twin air intakes, wider wheel arches, a new rear bumper, and a set of new 20" alloy forged lightweight wheels that was created exclusively for Merdad.

Merdad-exclusive items have also been added to the 997, including a new super sound exhaust, carbon fiber 2-door guards, and a complete set of Merdad logos and badges.

Performance modifications haven’t been announced yet. That being said, we’d love to see what they have done with the Porsche 911 Turbo’s supercharged flat six boxer engine because, well, we’d expect them to get a lot more than the standard 530hp and 516 lb/ft of torque. If the title says anything about the output - which we hope it does - maybe we are looking at 650hp Turbo?

The whole list of modifications will £19,995, which is around $31,500 based on current exchange rates.

UPDATE 12/05/11: Merdad has updated its gallery of the 997 650-R SS with some cool, new photos. Check out the newly released photos of the finely-dressed sports car in the gallery below!

  • 2011 Porsche 997 650-R SS by Merdad
  • Year:
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  • Engine:
    Flat six twin turbo engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    530 bhp
  • Torque @ RPM:
    516 lb/ft of torque
  • 0-60 time:
    3.2 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    196 mph
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  (727) posted on 12.26.2011

I’m so impressed with the new bonnet of it. It looks awesome on this, and they are right that the matted hood of this only adds more appeal on this vehicle. Moreover, it’s a good thing that it has a powerful engine.

  (427) posted on 12.19.2011

I didn’t find either that its matte color is the reason of the aggressiveness of this vehicle. Sure! It looks good on that but not really so cool! Anyway, I feel excited about the performance modification of this one!

  (410) posted on 12.15.2011

So, it seems that Porsche comes up with a matte color though, for some reason, I don’t think that this car looks aggressive in that color. However, still I have a positive thought about the modification. I’ m excited to hear the full details.

  (466) posted on 12.12.2011

There is really no doubt that this vehicle is a good-looking and a very attractive vehicle. However, I noticed that it seems it doesn’t have any interesting feature on its interior.

  (419) posted on 12.7.2011

Even though it is only looked like their typical vehicle, I’m still impressed on this Porsche for it as yet looks so cool and awesome. It sounds great either that they maintain its powerful engine.

  (368) posted on 12.6.2011

Its matte hood only adds more appeal on this Porsche. Well, I can’t already wish for a better convertible vehicle than on this. I am really expecting a more powerful output, but I’m still satisfied on what it has now.

  (13) posted on 12.5.2011

nice ride.. do the private jet behind there came with this car package?

  (347) posted on 08.22.2011

I think it would be better if they have tuned a high speed performing vehicle instead of building this one. However, its a good thing that they have offered a boost in the engine performance of the vehicle.

  (517) posted on 08.22.2011

hmm. I think the matte color of the vehicle doesn’t fit on the car. Actually, I really don’t appreciate the full black paint job of the vehicle since it covered the detailing of this car.

  (472) posted on 04.6.2011

I like the matte color for the body kit and the wheels looks awesome! Im looking forward to read the full details of this car.

  (398) posted on 03.22.2011

So it’s only the exterior that we are looking at? Well, I think that it is still too early to judge this one. Let’s just hope that the performance numbers are actually good.

  (858) posted on 03.21.2011

I am getting even more interested in this tuning program. Wonder how they would improve the engine on this one. The interior and exterior does look great though.

  (579) posted on 03.21.2011

Well I hope that this one would not be a so-so job when it comes to performance. I have seen other mods that look good on the exterior, but don’t provide any boost in performance.

  (599) posted on 03.18.2011

Those wheels are definitely something to look at, very beautiful. But I do hope that they would also do a good work on the engine and improve its performance.

  (692) posted on 03.18.2011

Yeah, the 997 is in itself already a good looking car, but they have certainly made this one much better. The black really does suit it well.

  (309) posted on 03.17.2011

Wow, I like how the whole body kit actually fits in seamlessly to the 997. And the black color certainly makes this one look even cooler. Now if they would only ramp up the engine.

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