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Techart's 720 PS GTStreet RS is based on Porsche 911 GT2 RS

German TECHART has been remanufacturing Porsches for a quarter century, priding itself on always producing something special for the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) every second year. This year it has produced the most powerful Porsche ever to leave its Leonberg “manufactory”: the GTStreet RS is based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and delivers 530 kW (720 PS) and 900 Nm torque. From a standing start, the GTStreet RS hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 218 mph (352 km/h).  Read More

The 345 km/h Porsche 911 Turbo TechArt GTstreet

February 23, 2007 German company TechArt Automobildesign has created one of the fastest and most powerful street-legal sports cars available which will see its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2007. The new TechArt Gtstreet is based on the 997 series Porsche 911 Turbo and has an extraordinarily powerful engine, having tweaked the 3.6-liter twin-turbo boxer engine to develop 630 hp / 463 kW at 6,800 rpm, up from standard 480 hp / 353 kW. Peak torque has been increased from 620 Nm to 820 Nm at 4,500 rpm, giving it a 0–100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds, 0–200 km/h of 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 345 km/h. The body kit for the TechArt GTstreet was created in the wind tunnel, and offers an optimal symbiosis of aerodynamic downforce, minimized drag and striking design.  Read More

Clever designer wheel with replaceable flange

January 17, 2007 German TechArt Automobildesign has released a clever new designer rim for all current Porsche models! With the new Formula II light-alloy multi-piece wheel has a five-spoke design with stylized screws in the outer ring of the star and a highly polished exchangeable stainless-steel flange. The advantage of this design is very relevant in the real world as a wheel that is scratched by scraping the curb can be easily and inexpensively repaired by the changing of the flange. Recommended retail for the new TechArt Formula II light-alloy wheels starts at 750 Euros.  Read More

Renting a rocketship

August 21, 2006 As technology enables new ways of doing things, so too there are new financial and social constructs which offer a cost efficient, top class lifestyle and access to the automobiles you desire. We’ve recently written about luxury car sharing clubs, fractional ownership and lifestyle clubs, but of course there’s always good old short term rental. The remarkable autobahn system is the best-of-breed, highly efficient, high speed road system that covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The German autobahns famously have no speed limits over much of their rural sections, and although there is a recommended speed limit of 130 km/h (81.25 mph) and insurance companies may refuse to settle part of the claim if the driver is found to have driven at an unsafe speed, speeds over 200 km/h (125 mph) are not uncommon, and there is a breed of German automotive specialists that caters to the exclusive high speed sports car market which the high speeds facilitate. TechArt is such a company - it takes Porsches and makes them even more sporty and exclusive – the type of exclusivity and cost that denies mere mortals from ever experiencing them. The company trialled and found the rental business for its finest specimens suddenly blossoming. Now you can rent a car like this modified 635 hp Porsche Carrera GT, the 600 bhp Cayenne Magnum we wrote about recently, or maybe a 997 for a weekend, a week or longer. If you’re in Germany the car can meet you at the airport or be delivered to your hotel or home. It’s just the thing for cruising the Rhine valley on a Sunday afternoon or to supply the ground transport component of a business trip, special event or serendipitous adventure. The TECHART dream car fleet is yummy, but the excuse for the story is a Porsche Carrera GT the company recently customized for one of its long-time customers – that’s it pictured. Story inside.  Read More

TechArt Magnum 600bhp sports 4x4

August 16, 2006 The visually arresting German creation dubbed the TechArt Magnum is proof that 4x4s can outgun Supercars in the power stakes. Based on the already brutal 450bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the Magnum’s bodywork and suspension have been extensively reworked by renowned German Porsche specialist, TechArt, to deliver a whopping 600bhp from its heavily modified twin turbo V8 engine. Despite weighing in at over 2300kg, the Magnum is capable of accelerating to 60mph in a Lamborghini Gallardo humbling 4.5 seconds. Where speed limits allow, TechArt’s ultimate interpretation of the Cayenne will reach 183 mph and the nice thing is the amount of space inside.  Read More

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