Stunning Gunther Werks Porsche 911 Is A Carbon-Fiber Marvel

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Only 25 will be built, and each is different from the last.

In the world of the Porsche 911, Gunther Werks is something of an oddity. Basically, the company's ethos is built around the last air-cooled 911 engine, and what may have happened if Porsche never stopped developing it. First, Gunther Werks began working on 25 coupes, the last of which is being delivered now. Then, the 25 Gunther Werks Speedsters came along.

This one is, rather obviously, one of the last coupes, with some neat little touches that should help set it apart at the owner's next concourse event. Apparently, they're also notoriously difficult to build, with founder Peter Nam calling the carbon-bodied cars "the most challenging builds of my career."

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Given the extremely limited run of 993s, each will be totally unique based on each customer's specifications. That includes interior materials, accent colors, and finishes. It's tough to overstate the pains Gunther Werks goes to when building these cars. The company even makes its own lights. In addition to the nearly limitless customization, the body is completely stripped to bare metal, then rebuilt from the ground up with all the carbon trimmings you can't see here.

There is an exception to that, with the blue paint showing some of the lacquer on the carbon. Of course, the carbon you can see is also extremely prevalent elsewhere, like in the interior. This car's interior is bathed in it, from the floor to the seats, to the console. Pretty much anything that isn't carbon is done in blue leather or Alcantara.

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Mechanically, each car is incredibly similar. Each uses a 4.0-liter air-cooled flat-six engine built by Rothsport up in Oregon. Those rev to 7,800 rpm and produce 431 hp and 312 lb-ft of torque. That engine also sounds pretty special, with an air-cooled engine and individual throttle bodies. Gunther Werks goes so far as to say that "no part of the engine is left untouched." The same could be said with the 993 911's revamped G50 6-speed manual, which now gets carbon clutches among other things.

All that carbon does, of course, add up. Or rather, it subtracts. The result is a curb weight of just 2,677 lbs, lighter than any modern 911, and with nearly as much power too. Given the pace these cars are capable of, perhaps it's for the best that this silver Gunther Werks will be one of the last carbon-bodied 993s.

We also spoke with a representative for Gunther Werks, who said that the brand has something very exciting coming up in August, which will debut at The Quail. Apparently, it'll be bigger and better in every way, from production numbers to price, to power figures. We can't wait.

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