The forged carbon 911 Turbo certainly stood out at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
While there were plenty of new model debuts to drool over at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, there were also some specially modified cars on display that caught our eye like the radical TechArt GT Street RS. Only ten examples are being made, and one of them was showcased to the public at the Michelin Supercar Paddock alongside other show-stopping cars like the Porsche 935, W Motors Fenyr Motorsport, and Apollo Intensa Emozione.
Based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the GT Street RS show car at Goodwood was painted in Guards Red and equipped with Techart’s eye-catching GTstreet RS aerodynamic body kit in visible forged carbon.
We got a chance to see it in the metal at Goodwood, and it’s safe to say it stood out from the crowd, although the excessive forged carbon treatment is an acquired taste. Among the new components include a front apron with a carbon front spoiler and active front spoiler lip to optimize the airflow, a unique carbon hood, new side skirts, front fenders, and air intakes, and a striking active rear wing that extends and adjusts by 15 degrees in performance mode.
Whereas the standard 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that produces 580 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, the Techart GT Street RS delivers an impressive 770 horsepower and 678 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that’s more power than you get in the GT2 RS. The power boost was achieved by TechArt’s GTstreet RS Powerkit, which adds a newly developed VTG turbocharger.
With Sport Plus mode activated, 0-62 mph takes just 2.5 seconds before the GTStreet tops out at an electronically limited 211 mph. This can be increased to 224 mph, but only when the car is driven on a high-speed testing ground and equipped with specially homologated sports tires.
Inside, the GTStreet RS features a sport steering wheel, sport seats, six-point racing seatbelts, a roll bar, and color-matched door opener looms. The floor mats, dashboard, center tunnel, center console, sun visors, door pillars, and the roof lining get the Alcantara treatment, while the door panels and seats are covered in a combination of leather, Alcantara and virgin wool.
Photo credit: Brian Smith (www.bms-photo.com; Instagram @bms_photo).