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TechArt reveals the GT Street R Flyweight 911 - and now we're spending our pocket money on lotto tickets.
TECHART REVEALS THE GT STREET R FLYWEIGHT 911 - AND NOW WE'RE SPENDING OUR POCKET MONEY ON LOTTO TICKETS.
Tuning the Porsche 911 Turbo is a practice that has been around for just about as long as the brand has been around. From the time there was more than one Porsche owner out there, one owner wanted to have a faster car than the other. We’ve seen Porsche models tuned by a whole host of aftermarket tuners over the years and out of those there is a handful that has risen to the top and gained cult-like status and garnered legions of fans worldwide. We’ve shared plenty of these builds which means we know pretty much who does what, and we’ve done enough to be able to pick out a favourite aftermarket tuning company - and for us, that’s TechArt, hands down. Or up, whichever makes more sense to you. The company’s latest creation, the GTstreet R Flyweight is not only one of the best-looking Porsches that planet Earth has ever seen, but it’s also been on a bit of a diet and given a power boost and those changes have sent this particular Porsche right to the top of our want list and that takes some doing because we like just about everything we can’t afford. The GTstreet R Flyweight modifications shaved 60 kg from the base Turbo S, dropping the weight below 1 600 kg, and lower weight means better performance. More weight is shaved off with lightweight wheels, lots of carbon fibre and lighter interior components. There’s nothing that hasn’t been touched by TechArt’s magic wand.
Weight optimisation includes a polycarbonate rear window, a custom lower-weight exhaust, lightweight quick-release fasteners instead of locks on the bonnet and rear panel, scrapped rear seats replaced by a roll cage, lightweight FIA-spec Recaro Podium race seats and even lighter carpeting. Lighter carpets. We didn’t even know that was a thing. The wheels are TechArt’s own Formula VI Race Flyweight wheels that save about 4 kg in each corner, incidentally, they’re wrapped in Michelin Cup 2R tyres. These and all the other small bits have seen the 911’s weight drop by 60 kg, which is a small person. Handling is improved with Ohlins dampers that are compression and rebound adjustable, so the sharp handling is now razor-sharp. Also helping the handling is the overhauled aero package that includes a super-sexy front splitter and canards. To give the car the power to match, the 3.8-litre flat-6 received a new pair of turbochargers, uprated air filters, a tweaked ECU and a few other little things that result in a new power figure of 597 kW and 950 Nm. This sees the TechArt GTstreet R Flyweight capable of a 0-100 km/h dash in just 2.5 seconds, and 0-200 km/h in 7.5 seconds with the top speed at 350 km/h. Tobias Beyer, Techart MD commented: "Our goal with the GTstreet R Flyweight was to create a true track machine. Through consistent weight reduction, advanced racing technology and TechArt performance enhancements combined with a refined Flyweight clubsport interior, we have created a unique package. We can't wait for our customers to experience it for themselves - both on the world's most demanding race tracks and on the road." We hope to win that US lotto soon though because the TechArt GTstreet R Flyweight will be limited to just 19 units. There hasn’t been any information on pricing, but if you take a look at the car, the extensive modifications and the absolutely stunning details and workmanship, it’s going to be a very, very expensive toy.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off what has to be the coolest-looking aftermarket transformation of a new-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S that also features enough tweaks and tunes to give the car the bite to match the new bark. Sure, it's a personal opinion but this is up there with the best Porsche conversions of all time, there's not a thing we'd change and that's saying a lot - click through and let us know if you agree or not: Ultimate 800 hp TECHART GTstreet R Flyweight based on Porsche 911 Turbo S unveiled | TechArt
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