TechArt GTstreet R Is For When An Ordinary 911 Turbo Isn’t Enough

It’s quite astounding how much power Porsche manages to extract from the 911. The latest Turbo, for example, squeezes 540 horsepower (580 in S spec) out of a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine and into a package barely any bigger than a Golf.

It’s hard to fathom, then, that the 911 Turbo wouldn’t be enough for some. But there’s one in every bunch. And they can turn to TechArt.

The Porsche tuner has just released its new take on the 911 Turbo Cabrio, and it packs a mighty punch. The new GTstreet R Cabriolet boasts 720 horsepower – almost as much as a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, but from half as many cylinders, little more than half the displacement, and into a much smaller footprint.

That’s why TechArt says it’ll hit 62 in 2.7 seconds (down from 2.9), 124 mph in 8.5 (instead of 9.9), and top out at 211 (instead of 205). Impressive, but there’s more to it than straight-line speed.

TechArt has also fitted the GTstreet R cab with an active aero kit (punctuated by that giant rear wing) to increase downforce, reduce lift, and improve cooling to the water and oil coolers. It’s also replaced key body panels (like the front fenders and hood) with carbon fiber, fitted 20-inch forged alloys to an active coilover suspension (complete with nose lift feature), upgraded the exhaust system, and re-trimmed the interior in leather and Alcantara.

It’s the culmination of 30 years of experience in tuning Porsches, and is bound to blow the doors of just about anything else on the road.

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  • Bash

    Those are impressive acceleration numbers in the fourth paragraph, including the 720Hp!

    • Bash

      and that’s a Cabriolet!!

  • GrandTouringNation

    Impressive numbers but over the top design.

    • geolemon

      “and” not “but”.

      Also applies to the cost:
      You are paying for the performance, AND for every one of those heads that turn in the car’s general proximity.

      That styling is simply the company telling you the truth – “this is gonna cost you not a medium amount if money, but a lot. A whole lot.”

      • GrandTouringNation

        I used the term but because I like the numbers BUT I don’t like the over the top design.

        • geolemon

          Right.
          My point is you don’t like the styling AND you won’t like the price.

          With a company like this – they aren’t putting lipstick on a pig – the lipstick is a detail touch. By “detail”, I mean they are trying to add perceived value, since the price otherwise would even even make millionaires choke on their coffee, to get those performance numbers.

          If you like the “sleeper” vibe, the understated performer, this car isn’t even worth another glance. You could buy a very understated 2.5 second Tesla Model S100 for the price of the modifications alone to this Porsche.

  • KidRed

    “TechArt says it’ll hit 62 in 2.7 seconds” HOLY CRAP.

  • TheBelltower

    If it has the kind of speed they say, then that’s impressive. But man, they sure made it look like garbage.

  • geolemon

    The wing looks like it melted in the sun – but that hood is 80’s retro fantastic!
    Add some totally arbitrary red, blue, and white vinyl graphics and it’s a Hot Wheels car from my childhood come to life!
    (I probably melted the wing with the sun and a magnifying glass – do kids today even know what the sun is?)

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