If your 580-hp 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S isn’t cutting it, you might want to give the maniacs at Techart a call. The renowned German tuning shop is back with a new take on the 991 Turbo and it’s as wild and musclebound as expected.
As is the case with the majority of Techart’s creations, the new 911 GTstreet R packs a tremendous amount of power under the rear decklid. Techart is keeping mum on any engine modifications, but power from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine surges to 640 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque. If you can’t stand the thought of having less power than a Hellcat, Techart will offer a second package next year that should push that figure to a total of 720 hp.
Visually, the GTstreet R looks more in step with Porsche’s GT2 and GT3 models than the relatively staid Turbo. Many body components were redesigned in carbon fiber, including the front and rear splitters, wheel arches, and front hood. Around back, a massive rear wing sharply contrasts with the Turbo’s curvaceous profile.
Inside, the cockpit is decked out with all manner of trim specially color-coded to the exterior. Two flavors of severity are available; pick the “Exclusive” package, and the sets are decked-out in a full leather kit. Spring for the “Clubsport” pack, and it arrives with a rollbar, six-point harness, and “door opening loops.”
No word on price or availability, but given the entry cost of the car it’s based on, we’d imagine it’s not cheap.