2019 Porsche 911 992 by Techart
There’s a rule of thought that a lot of tuners abide. You don’t work on a tuning program for a Porsche 911 unless you know what you’re doing. There are a handful of tuners out there that are regarded as being some of the best Porsche tuners in the business. TechArt is one of them. The German tuner has built and developed programs for a lot of Porsche models. It has an impeccable reputation, earned from years of building some of the best kits you can buy for your beloved Porsches. It just so happens that TechArt has a new program to offer, one for the all-new, 992-generation Porsche 911. In keeping with its stature, TechArt’s new kit is loaded in all departments. From exterior changes to engine upgrades, the German tuner covered all its bases, and the result is a tuning program that owners of the new 911 992 should seriously consider getting. Don’t take it from us; check out the program and see for yourselves.
2020 Porsche Taycan by Hennessey
Hennessey is famous far and wide for its fully loaded tuning programs for some of the finest performance cars in the world. That’s a reputation the tuning company has earned after 30 years of delivering goods packed with jacked and juiced V-8 engines that oftentimes defy our imaginations. But just as Hennessey’s reputation for these programs is iron-clad, the tuner isn’t afraid to test the waters in other areas of the aftermarket world. Well, it’s doing just that after announcing plans to create an aftermarket program for an electric car. Mind you, this isn’t your typical electric car project, either. Hennessey isn’t creating a program for the Nissan Leaf. Instead, the tuner is setting its sights on the Porsche Taycan. As far as ambitious projects go, this one’s right up there for Hennessey, though if there’s one tuner that can pull it off, my money’s on John Hennessey and his boys. Prepare to enter a new world of EV tuning, folks. This is going to be good.
1989 Porsche 911 Wide Track Phantom Speedster by DP Motorsport
The Porsche 911 is a lot like wine. The older it is, the more desirable it becomes. That appeal has stretched bounds that we previously thought didn’t exist. No more is that clear than in the aftermarket tuning world, for example. There once was a time when the mere thought of modifying an original Porsche 911 was tantamount to automotive treason. But now? It’s not only become a big business, but it’s also evolved into a what-you-can-do-I-can-do-better competition among aftermarket companies. Take this 1989 Porsche 911 Targa 3.2, for example. Traditional convention suggests that this classic 911 Targa should be kept in stock condition, preserved in its OG state for all eternity. German tuner DP Motorsports had other plans. It’s not the Porsche 911 Targa 3.2 anymore. It’s the Porsche Phantom Speedster, and guess what, it looks spectacular.
Porsche Purists Under Siege Again As Tuning Shop Crams Hemi V-8 In a 911
Here we go again, straying further and further from God’s way. This time, the "sinner" is a yet-to-be-completed creation by a French tuning company called Danton Arts Kustoms based in Vanosc, France. While the guys there are currently working on many wacky projects, the one that caught our eye is an ultra-modified Hemi-powered Porker based on a slashed 997 chassis that is sure to send shivers down the spines of Porsche fans young and old.
I’m not a bona fide tuning fan. While I did enjoy the first few Fast & Furious movies in my youth and thought, just like almost anybody in the early noughties, that flamboyant paint schemes and insane body kits that don’t actually help the car go faster are the business, I’ve never been an advocate of tuning as a whole. Nowadays, I enjoy stuff like Canepa’s 959 that offers modern-day supercar performance while retaining all the visual elements of the original 959, but I also turn my head in a hurry when I see stuff like this much newer Porsche that’s being turned into a front-engined muscle car. To some people, it may seem like this 997.I Carrera 4S Cabriolet is being tormented and is dying a slow death under the weight of that hefty Hemi V-8 but, actually, I’m of the opinion that it’s about to rebirth and, if nothing else, it’ll rival the Half11.
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S GTstreet RS by TechArt
TechArt is one of Germany’s top Porsche tuners, and it plans to reconfirm this status by unveiling at the 89th Geneva Auto Show the latest and most insane version of its well-known GTstreet R model, this time based on the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S and dubbed the RS. In short, it’s an angry green hornet with 760 horsepower on tap, a 0 to 62 mph time of 2.5 seconds, and a top speed limited to 211 mph because that’s as much as the tires can take.
Porsche is one of the of the most popular sports car manufacturers the world over. As such, there are tons of companies that cater to people who want to make their Porsche just a little bit faster and a little bit more special. Then there are firms, like Ruf or TechArt, that are recognized as independent manufacturers and whose creations stretch far beyond the might of the models used as the foundation for their projects.
TechArt’s GTstreet R kit for the Porsche 991-generation of the Porsche 911 has been around for a few years. We reviewed it a couple of years ago when it was fresh out of TechArt’s laboratory and came to the conclusion that "it has some strong competition from Gemballa, but it still possesses an enviable combination made up of an outstanding aero kit, a dressed-up interior, and powerful engine upgrades." Prepare, then, for something even better and much rarer as only ten will be made!
Update 3/12/2019:We’ve updated this review with images of the 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo GTstreet RS by Techart taken during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of this page!
1997 RUF Porsche CTR2
RUF builds some of the fastest modified Porsches in the world, cars altered so much that they are barely Porsches when the process reaches the end and the car is ready for delivery. Such a car is the CTR2, the replacement of the Yellowbird, a 993-based monster that could reach 215 mph in 1995, beating anything but the McLaren F1.
If you’re asked to name a few really fast cars of the ’90s images of the Lamborghini Diablo, the Bugatti EB110, or the Jaguar XJ220 would probably spring in your mind. Well, how many of you would think of a modified Porsche that could beat anything that Zuffenhausen had to offer, even the ludicrous race-bred 911 GT1? Yes, it’s the product of a tuner, but the cars built by Alois Ruf Jr., and his men have always been impeccably well-built. They also have an enviable record of humiliating established supercars over the years. The CTR2 is the bridge between the pure Nurburgring-slashing CTR and the mid-engined CTR3 that takes the ideas of the Carrera GT to another level.
2018 Porsche 911 Le Mans Classic Clubsport by Paul Stephens
Porsche specialist Paul Stephens recently unveiled his latest creation called the Le Mans Classic Clubsport. It is a bespoke Porsche 911 based around the Porsche 911 G-series chassis and remodeled to take the shape of possibly the most astonishing restomod you can imagine.
I know that right now the Singer name from Rob Dickinson rings in your ears, but this is a slightly different piece of engineering compared with anything coming from Dickinson kitchen. Now, I was particularly curious to find out what actually makes this Le Mans Classic Clubsport so special, so I reached out to Paul Stephens who told me a thing or two about his newest car.
First of all, let me tell you that Paul is a proper car guy. Not only that, he is a proper Porsche enthusiast. All the way back from 9 years of age. I am not joking. His first miles were in a Land Rover he drove when he was 6. Three years later, he sat in a 911. A friend of his dad lent him the keys, and he just went for it. Love in an instant!
That was the start of a long love story that got him into race cars, into Porsches and now into making exceptional restomods based around the Porsche G-series chassis.
Porsche Classic’s "Project Gold" Brought in $3 Million at Auction - All For a Good Cause
Porsche turned 70 this year, and the automaker decided to celebrate it by auctioning off the Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series - a collection of 51 vehicles - at RM Sotheby’s "The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction 2018” event. The highlight of the auction was a 993 that was finished in flashy Golden Yellow Metallic paint. After nearly 40 bids, it’s destined to go to a new home with a price tag of €2.7 million or about $3.1 million at current exchange rates.
Someone Seriously Turned a Pontiac Fiero Into a Porsche Carrera GT
Car customization can make your dreams come true - even if that dream is turning your mid-80’s domestic into a Porsche supercar. Case in point is this, uh, unique Pontiac Fiero, which someone transformed into a hilarious parrot of the Porsche Carrera GT.
The best part is that it’s listed on Ebay UK, so if you really want it, and have an extra $16,881 to spare, it could be yours. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo By Manhart
In the good tradition of the German tuning scene, German tuner Manhart reached out to all four astounding Germanic manufacturers whose cars it is modifying. I am writing here about the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. The last car Manhart put its magical touches on is a Porsche 911 Turbo. As Manhart usually focuses on tuning Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, the company revealing this Porsche project is quite surprising. Nevertheless, Manhart made it worthwhile. The new car is simply astounding.
Lanzante’s Next Resto-Mod Project Involves 930 Porsche 911s
Lanzante’s claim to fame was its restoration work of the McLaren F1 that won the Le Mans in 1995. Lanzante was recently working on creating a road-legal and longtail variant of the McLaren P1 GTR track car; but for this project, they’ve gotten their hands on the icon of the 1970’s and 80’s – The 930 Porsche 911 Turbo; and not just one, 11 of them. What’s the mod, you ask? They will be fitted with TAG-Porsche Formula 1 engines!
1989 Porsche 911 "The Speedy Irishman" by DP Motorsports
Yesteryear Porsches are mod-friendly and mod-favorites because of their classiness and simplicity. In this article, we’ll talk about the modification of a 964 Porsche. The Porsche 911 built from 1989 to 1994 are known as the 964 generation, and this model holds a special spot because they fall in a unique category; they are neither vintage nor modern. A German company called DP Motorsports has worked on a 964 Porsche 911 and slapped it with a price tag of over $200,000. Is it worth it?
2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt
TechArt cut its teeth in the tuning world developing programs for Porsche models. Now it has a new one for the Cayenne Turbo, and it’s even partnered with high-end furniture maker Rolf Benz to develop the program. Exterior, interior, and drivetrain upgrades are all part of the menu, though there’s a good chance that all anybody’s going to be talking about is Rolf Benz’s involvement in the program.
Porsche Gold Is Porsche Restoration Done The OG Way
Classic Porsches are often the most restomodded vehicles in the industry. Between companies like Singer, Canepa, and even Paul Stephens, restoring classic Porsche has become its own business. Still, nobody does it better than Porsche itself, and the automaker’s latest project, called Project Gold, is slowly taking shape. Porsche Classic is at the front and center of the project and, while we still don’t know the full scope of the build, a few teaser videos have come out, giving us a taste of what’s to come.
Here’s a Mid-Engined RUF 911 CTR3 That Could Sell For More Than $1 Million at RM Sotheby’s Auction
We’re just a few weeks away from RM Sotheby’s high-end collectible automobile auction in Monaco, and already, we’re seeing some very impressive lots lining up to hit the block. Among them is this unique mid-engine 911, which is expected to fetch upwards of $1 million.
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2018 Porsche Panamera by Techart
TechArt’s work on the Porsche Panamera extends all the way from the saloon’s introduction in 2009. We’ve seen the German tuner introduce different versions of its GrandGT tuning kit in the past eight years. At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, TechArt is keeping the tradition alive with its latest and punchiest Panamera program to date. The kit is called the GrandGT Supreme, and as its name suggests, the program is a more sophisticated version of the standard GrandGT, one that features a more aggressive body kit, a more opulent interior, and enough power to justify its cutting-edge looks.
2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design
Founded in 2009 by British musician Rob Dickinson, Singer Vehicle Design is a California-based customization and restoration shop that specializes in 964-era Porsche 911s. In the past, we’ve seen loads of lust-worthy cars from Singer, but this latest example bests them all. Commissioned by client Scott Blattner, the goal was a lightweight, high-performance revamp of Blattner’s 1990 911, but the end product goes above and beyond in just about every single way. For starters, Singer sourced input with some of the biggest names in Porsche performance, including motorsport engineer Norbert Singer, engine specialist Hans Mezger, and racing driver Marino Franchitti, not to mention automotive journalist and Top Gear host Chris Harris. Big-name companies like Michelin, Brembo, and BBS Motorsport also got in on the mix, while Williams Advanced Engineering (yep, the F1 folks) played a major role in the vehicle’s technical development. The project took two years to complete, but the results are staggering. Dubbed the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, or DLS, every part of the 911 was tweaked, and Singer is so happy with it, the tuner is now offering special DLS services to select customers.
Blattner explains – “The question became… what if Singer worked on restoring and modifying my beloved 27-year old Porsche 964, with the assistance of an engineering concern born from the world of F1. How would such a car look and how would it perform?” Read on to find out.
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Porsche Showcases The Personalization Potential Of The Macan
Of all the cars in Porsche’s current lineup, the Porsche Macan is the one model that’s still searching for an identity. That’s not a dig at the crossover; it is, rather, a product of circumstance given that it’s one of the newest models in the company’s lineup. But just because the Macan doesn’t have the status of the 911 or the popularity of the Cayenne doesn’t mean that it can’t score a taste of the high side of personalization, as this particular Macan example is proudly showing us.
To be clear, this isn’t a one-off, exclusive take on the Macan. It’s not even a special edition model. Rather, it’s an example of what Porsche is able to do with its baby crossover should a customer want to really dive deep into personalization. It’s based on the Macan Turbo and is decked all around with Porsche’s Performance Package, hence the sportier appearance. It also gets a unique livery that touches on Porsche’s racing history. Think the Macan already looks good dressed in all black? How about a two-tone color scheme with the other half of the body in white and throw in red and silver racing stripes for good measure? I can’t say that this kind of personalized treatment will be universally accepted, but as far as Porsche is concerned, this example isn’t as important as the message it’s conveying, which is to say that Porsche is open for your Macan personalization needs.
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Singer Teams Up With Williams To Create 500-horsepower Porsche Engines
Created in 2009, Singer Vehicle Design has made quite a name for itself by modifying classic Porsche 911s. Combining state-of-the-art restoration techniques with tasteful implementation of modern features, Singer rolled out some of the most exciting 911 restomods on the market. Not just about visuals, Singer also handles the drivetrain department by rebuilding Porsche’s 3.8- and 4.0-liter flat-six engines with Cosworth and California’s Ed Pink Racing Engines. Now, Singer announced that it’s teaming up with yet another iconic company to build a new version of the flat-six. The firm in question is Williams, which has been racing in Formula One since 1977, winning nine constructors’ championships and seven drivers’ titles.
Singer and Williams will be working on engines commissioned by three clients for their air-cooled Porsche 911s. The first result of this collaboration will motivate a 1990 Porsche 911 currently being restored for a long-term Singer client. According to the company, the Mezger-designed, 3.6-liter unit from 1990 will be redesigned into a 4.0-liter with four-valves per cylinder and four cam-shafts. The engine will remain naturally aspirated and will crank out a whopping 500 horsepower, or as much as the current 911 GT3 RS.
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