For those that like to live life on the edge.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S is one of the best all-rounders on the market. Yes, $216,100 is a lot of money, but the 640-horsepower German offers plenty in return. Not only does it boast the performance and dynamism of a supercar, but it sports true usability and practicality. It really is a car you can drive every day.
But should you emerge from a test drive feeling a bit underwhelmed, you'll be pleased to know there are several turning companies on hand to improve the already incredible acceleration and handling capabilities. Manhart Performance has just announced the TR 750, an upgrade kit that boosts power to 740 hp and lends the rear-engined wonder a more distinctive look.
The 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine hasn't been fettled with to achieve this mountainous power. Instead, a simple software update is all that's needed to provide this lofty number. Torque figures have not been provided nor revised top speed or acceleration stats. The standard car reaches 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, so we expect the TR 750 to shave a millisecond or two off that.
Aside from the software remap, Manhart will also fit the 911 Turbo S with a sound-enhancing exhaust system from Kline Innovation, and 200 cell downpipes. Lastly, H&R springs lower the vehicle by 1.18 inches for a more aggressive look and improved handling. Hopefully, Manhart's decal set remains an optional extra.
The MH 750 isn't as visually distressing as some of the brand's other creations, but we wouldn't call the TR 750 a shrinking violet. Conspicuous gold stripes flow over the vehicle and flow down the side. Perhaps it would work better without the rest of the gold detailing on the rims and bumpers.
We're guessing Manhart will be happy to oblige if you specify a TR 750 without the loud exterior finish. Interestingly, the tuner has shared no images of the interior. The 911 Turbo S already has a great cabin; it's well-built and focused around the driver. Then again, details surrounding an interior update may follow at a later date.
Manhart isn't the only tuning house to turn its attention to the 992 Turbo S. In May, the power-crazed team over at Brabus unveiled an 809-hp Turbo S Convertible with a 2.5-second dash to 62 mph and a top speed of 211 mph. In typical Bottrop fashion, the 820 911 Turbo S has a subtly menacing exterior and an ultra-luxurious cockpit.
If that still isn't special enough for you, perhaps TopCar has the answer. The Stinger GTR Limited Carbon Edition is a thing of beauty, with an exposed carbon fiber body giving the German sports car real presence. There's no mention of performance upgrades but, truth be told, the standard 911 Turbo S is quick enough. The Limited Carbon Edition provides the show to match the mighty go.