The car sheds 132 lbs over the regular GTstreet R.
After teasing the car for weeks, TechArt has finally unveiled its newest bonkers creation: the GTstreet R Flyweight. This demon based on a Porsche 911 Turbo S is limited to just 19 units and will boast 800 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque in a package that is significantly lighter than the regular GTstreet R.
The Flyweight program will go live on March 21 at the Bangkok International Autoshow as the brand debuts the new car and also the new Flyweight division that will offer a plethora of parts, many of which we assume are included on the car, for sale to Porsche owners so they too can transform their vehicles into lightweight track-focused machines.
The term Flyweight is derived from boxing and encompasses the lightest and nimblest athletes. This class sees fighters employ precision and speed not usually seen in the higher weight classes, and thus the term is perfect to describe the new car and division whose sole focus is to create the ultimate track machine.
Performance, compared to the original GTstreet R, appears to be the same with an increase of 53 hp over a regular Turbo S. This means 0-62 takes 2.5 seconds and 0-124 takes 7.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 217 mph. Absurd numbers.
On the front of the car, the vehicle now features a fixed carbon splitter with skid plates, side air fins and canards, and molded carbon fiber underbody components. Down the side, the front fenders are now carbon and feature improved air outlets and the side air intakes are improved as well.
This continues toward the rear where the wing sits on a new carbon base with reshaped end plates. It features a stationary wing with an adjustable one on top with three settings that can be changed depending on the track to help increase or decrease downforce. The car additionally receives a new rear diffuser along with GTstreet R and Flyweight logos all around.
The new Ohlins coilover suspension is adjustable in height, rebound, and compression in conjunction with a newly optimized wishbone suspension on the front axle.
Obviously, the car gets new wheels too. Formula VI Race Flyweight forged wheels feature slimmer spokes and weight savings in the hub area that lead to each wheel weighing less than 25 pounds. They then wear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires because only the best traction will do. The rest of the changes on the outside are meant to lighten the car. The new carbon fiber hood and rear intake panel now feature quick-release fasteners. The rear window has also been replaced with a lightweight polycarbonate one with the TechArt logo as well.
The interior is equally as bespoke. Lovely contrasting black and yellow hexagonal stitching is found throughout as is the Flyweight logo. New Recaro Podium CF performance seats in the same color are found and only weigh an astonishing 10 pounds. The 3D-printed seat pads were then developed with Oeshler and can be further tailored to the driver's exact specifications. The seats are also designed for head-and-neck support systems.
Surrounding them is an FIA homologated TechArt 6-point racing harness with a hand-held fire extinguisher in reach. No rear seats are found, with a carbon shelf in their place and lightweight carpeting throughout that lets more noise in for an enhanced experience.
Overall, the additions and subtractions lead to a weight savings of 132 lbs compared to the original GTstreet R. No pricing has been announced, but seeing as the original GTstreet R package cost $85,000 on top of the price of the Turbo S, we imagine this one will clear $100,000 easily.
If this is way, way out of your price range, we feel you. Don't worry though, because you can pretend to be rich and build the TechArt Porsche of your dreams on the company's online configurator so you'll be ready when you eventually hit it big.
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