First the coupe and now the Cabrio.
Aftermarket tuners are a dime a dozen these days, and that's not always a good thing. Fortunately, there are some companies out there that are a little more careful with how they modify cars, and TechArt is one such tuner that we've come to love. Make no mistake, TechArt occasionally fits some questionable body parts to its builds, as can be seen on the recently revealed GTstreet R. But with 788 horsepower on tap, we can almost justify this, and now that TechArt has given the cabriolet version of the 911 Turbo the same treatment, we're less worried about the way the car looks and more concerned with how it would feel to have an errant bug hitting your teeth at 217 mph.
Unsurprisingly, the new creation is called the GTstreet R Cabriolet and will help make up the total production run of 87 units that the tuner has planned for the GTstreet R range. Overt exterior modifications are plain to see from every angle, with the body kit consisting of a front apron, a carbon aero hood, lightweight fenders with arch extensions, side skirts, a new rear apron, and of course, a massive carbon fiber wing.
To further improve the handling of the drop-top, TechArt offers a lowering kit that drops the car by 25 millimeters, but if you prefer coilovers to lowering springs, these can be supplied too, allowing for an altitude drop of anything from five to 30 mm.
And just like with the coupe, there's a lot of power on offer. The TA092/T1.1 power kit with proprietary management boosts output to 700 hp with 663 lb-ft of torque. Alternatively, you can go all the way up with new turbochargers, refined engine management, and an upgraded transmission control unit. These additions form part of the TA092/T2.1 power kit and give you a whopping 788 hp and 700 lb-ft. Top speed also jumps to that 217-mph figure we mentioned earlier.
Add in the optional valved exhaust system and centerlock forged Formula VI wheels in a 20-/21-inch sizing and you've got a monster that turns the heads of onlookers and snaps those of passengers. Fortunately, the back of your head will be comfy thanks to loads of leather, Alcantara, fabric, and carbon fiber options for upholstery and trimmings. As for cost, this is another of those cases where if you have to ask, you shouldn't.