GUNTHER WERKS REIMAGINES THE PORSCHE 993!Date: 2017-08-30
The Gunther Werks ‘400R’ is an example of a bespoke coach car builder using contemporary automotive engineering techniques and components to classic air-cooled Porsche ‘911’s’.
For this example, the Porsche 993, it is the last air-cooled model of its kind, and the vehicle is what many consider to be the ‘last real’ Porsche.
Gunther Werks’ bespoke modifications to this Porsche ‘993’ include a bespoke wing, and special carbon fibre bodywork applied to the fenders, roof, and bumpers – the former of having been extended 30 mm to welcome larger tires.
Those were required for the 4.0 litre, naturally aspirated, flat-six engine built by both sports racing that produces 400 psi and 330 pound-feet of torque while singing up to a redline of 7800 rpm.
This is paired with a six-speed manual transmission custom-built by Getrag, with gear ratios determined specifically for the ‘400R’. The sports car’s new Coilover suspension features a hydraulic lift system, plus anti-roll bars at the front, and back.
The 18-inch forged raw aluminium wheels cover two-piece drilled rotors from Brembo, which are coupled with a set of new high-pressure brake lines. stepping inside the Porsche's interior also gets an upgrade, with highlights including bespoke Gunther Werks carbon fibre seats, plus a carbon fibre parcel shelf in place of the rear seats. The entire cabin’s colours and materials can be customized, while 18 exterior paint finishes can be chosen from.
Be sure to get carried away by the luscious red Porsche in the gallery.