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


September 12, 2011

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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).

The balance in finding the right ride height for a car with front aprons as low as the GTStreet RS which will be driven largely on public roads is always a problem but recognizing that daily usage is an imperative for many buyers, TECHART developed an hydraulic noselift system for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS designed for easy retrofitting. The activation button for the system resides on the roof console along with a status indicator and provides both silent and rapid height adjustment of approximately 10 mm per second when activated.

This has enabled TECHART to concentrate on unhindered aerodynamics, the result of which is a significantly lowered front apron with a fixed carbon fiber splitter and an adjustable splitter of hard-wearing polyurethane. These ensure additional downforce and provide additional air-ducts for improved airflow to the brakes and intercooler.

The rear spoiler is fashioned from carbon fiber, as is the rear apron with integrated diffuser.

More details will be forthcoming at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this week.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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