Limited to just 25 examples, find out why this bespoke creation could cost upwards of half a million dollarsby Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 03:23
The American Porsche tuning specialist, Gunther Werks unveiled the 2021 version of the Porsche 993 Speedster Remastered at Monterey Car Week in California. The firm, in fact, showed off the 993 Speedster earlier this year.
2021 Porsche 993 Speedster Remastered by Gunther Werks Debuts At The 2021 Monterey Car Week
Horsepower @ RPM:435
Torque @ RPM:335
Gunther Werks is the result of the devotion of highly experienced craftsmen who have nothing to envy of their German counterparts. Based in Huntington Beach, they specialize in giving 911s, a new lease of life.
In fact, the firm manufactures brand new old 993s. What Gunther Werks essentially does is known as Resto-modding. It has now taken an old Porsche convertible and transformed it into the Gunther Werks 911 Speedster Remastered.
Great Design in a Light Weight Body
The 993 Speedster Remastered seen here is painted in a bright and stylish Cannes green that complements the interior’s mandarin orange rather well. According to the Californian-based company, the car has been enhanced in terms of structural rigidity while also losing 25-percent of its weight when compared to the similar 400R coupe model from last year, all due to the extensive use of carbon fiber in the bodywork. It was used on the front spoiler, instrument panel, steering wheel, and seats, among other things, hence decreasing body weight by over 250 pounds. The Speedster now weighs 2,590 pounds in total.
Because it is a Speedster, the windshield is smaller than that of a conventional Porsche 993, but the manufacturer claims that if the customer so desires, it may be removed altogether. The windows and windshield are straight out of a Porsche 964 Speedster. Weather-resistant materials have been used throughout the cabin, which features a new instrument cluster, an aluminum airbag module.
Gunther Werks claims that it has also worked extensively to guarantee the car has the same dynamic qualities as the 400R and that it has considerably strengthened the 993 Speedster’s chassis to make up for the loss of a roof. This is significant because remember, Porsche hasn’t sold the 993 as a Speedster before.
As for the engine, the 993 Speedster is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 435 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque that hits the rev-limiter at 7,800 rpm.
An improved version of the 993’s original Getrag gearbox transfers power to the rear axle. The brakes come courtesy of Brembo, and feature six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
Prices for the 993 Speedster are yet to be announced, although it is believed to be greater than the initial price of the 400R Coupe, which was $565,000 USD.
Production is planned to begin in early 2022 and will be limited to just 25 examples, with several options to further customize the car.