Imagine taking an iconic sports car like the Porsche 911 and injecting it with a shot of adrenaline that even its creators couldn't have envisioned. That's exactly what California-based Gunther Werks did with their latest creation, unveiled at The Quail, a Motorsport Gathering.
Introducing the Touring Turbo Edition Coupe, a masterfully restored and heavily modified 993-gen Porsche 911 that still retains its original charm, but with some exceptional enhancements. This isn't just a car; it's a work of art.
At the heart of this beauty lies a custom-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter waterless engine made by Rothsport Racing. Paired with an overhauled original Getrag six-speed manual transmission, it delivers a jaw-dropping 750 horsepower to the rear wheels. That's 50 horsepower more than last year's Turbo project!
But there's more to this creation than just raw power. The Touring Turbo Edition stands out with its carbon fiber ducktail rear wing, an elegant touch that ensures optimal airflow to the air-cooled engine. It not only adds aesthetic appeal but also provides a more restrained look compared to Gunther Werks' standard Turbo wing.
And guess what? This unique ducktail spoiler comes with its very own carrying case. Talk about attention to detail!
Other standout features include carbon fiber body panels that reduce the car's weight by 500 pounds, a convenient nose lift system controlled from the steering wheel, sleek carbon fiber seats, and integrated ram-air intakes in the rear fenders.
Gunther Werks has announced they will only build 75 units of this magnificent machine, so if you're thinking about owning a piece of modernized Porsche history, you better act fast. As for the price, well, if you're inquiring, you might just be out of luck. This masterpiece is reserved for those who understand that true luxury doesn't come with a tag.
In other news from The Quail, Ruf, the German Porsche specialist, has also turned heads with its Tribute one-off, featuring a bespoke carbon fiber body and an all-new air-cooled flat-six engine. The world of reimagined Porsche 911s is alive and thriving, and the future looks incredibly exciting!