Is this a wild 911 Turbo build or a GT3RS-based monster?
German aftermarket tuner TechArt is teasing a Porsche-based supercar build to announce the formation of a new performance division designed to cater to track enthusiasts. The new arrival will be presented to the world on March 17 and will be present at the Bangkok International Motor Show from March 22-April 2.
Details on the new car are scant, but the teaser video below confirms that the car will produce 800 horsepower. That effectively rules out the GT3 RS, as we're sure turbocharging such a car would be more challenging than rewarding. Thus, it seems likely that we're going to see a new GTstreetR based on the 911 Turbo S. The last GTstreet R produced the same amount of power, but with the teaser video focusing heavily on prominent international racetracks like Spa-Franchorchamps, we suspect that the new build will be about more than just outright power.
The tuner will showcase its wares in a booth at the IMPACT Challenger Hall Muang Thong Thani, headlined by the first GTstreet R in Thailand. This will be joined by modified examples of the 911 and Cayenne, featuring body kits, carbon fiber trims, and fully reimagined interiors. Naturally, the brand's wheels will also be on display, with its Formula VI Race, Formula VII Race, and Daytona II forged wheels presented in various finishes. TechArt will also give showgoers an opportunity to see its various takes on refinished steering wheels.
These exhibits focus more on aesthetics than performance, but that may change in the coming months with the tuner's new division.
We don't have much to go on for now, but it appears that TechArt intends to challenge the likes of Manthey Racing by offering "a selected individualization range for track day enthusiasts," presumably giving customers various options for suspension, aero, tire, wheel, and output setup.
This will be a new challenge for the tuner, and we hope that it is prepared. When it comes to slapping some bolt-on spoilers and wheels to a car, getting colors and combinations right is important. But when patrons are relying on upgrades to get them through corners at speeds north of 100 mph on the track, high-quality development and workmanship are critical. We'll know more later this month.
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