• Oct 5th 2006 at 6:01PM
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9ff Carrera GT

Clearly, there are some drivers for whom the Porsche Carrera GT's stock 605 horsepower is merely adequate. These are the people that supertuner 9ff is targeting with its new program for the über-Porsche.

You can start off easy, with 9ff's new front bumper and spoiler. The lightweight carbon fiber unit increases downforce and helps optimize cooling. It'll run you € 7,980. Next up is the company's 19" wheel upgrade. A set of the lightwright, 3-piece, central-locking, aluminum-forged rims will set the buyer back € 14,480. Naturally, there's a suspension upgrade available, and the 9ff SUPERSPORT sport chassis adds another € 7,980 to the tally.

If you're not keeping track, the bumper, wheels and suspension add up to €30,440. The illustration above depicts what the GT will look like with the new nose and rolling stock.

Now, let's get to the serious go-fast stuff. There are two exhaust kits, each increases horsepower by an undisclosed amount, and the quad-pipe "supersport" version costs € 7,980. This brings us to the centerpiece of the tuning program. Two motor tuning packages are available. The lesser version costs over € 35,000 and nets an additional 80 horsepower. That's not the one to get.

The 9ff "Performance Kit 2" is a complete engine conversion package that adds a pair of turbochargers (!), new camshafts, new exhaust manifolds, a muffler upgrade, new catalytic converter, upgraded air filter, air hose, and air box, and ECU reprogramming. The price is steep -- € 95,800 -- but the result is an additional 300 horsepower.

What do you call a Carrera GT with 900+ HP? A super duper car? We're not sure either, but if you have a Carrera GT and an extra € 130,000 (approx. $165,000) to put into it, you can find out for yourself. If you do, please be sure to drop us a line and let us know if it's as fun as it sounds.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      This will beat the hell out of the Veyron. Sure, the Bugatti's got 100 or so more hp, but it's also way, way heavier than the GT.

      However, you wouldn't really be able to use your tuned Carrera on anything other than the track. All that extra horsepower would make the vehicle signifigantly more dangerous in the wrong hands.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Euro pro tuners don't seem to attract the kind of fascination and US and Japanese ones, for some reason. If there were more coverage in the mainstream US auto press, I think folks would be more interested here. The 300 hp gain is impressive. But the Carrera GT wasn't much of a hit in the marketplace, much like the 959. It deserved more credit since it is the finest sports car Stuttgart has ever built. But $440,000 is a lot of money for any Porsche.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Clutch & transmission?
        • 8 Years Ago
        I dunno about the clutch and trans, but it better be beefy enough to take the extra torque or you'll be able to call them toast! ;)

        Knowing Porsche, I'm sure they'll make sure that they can take it...

        My question is where would you drive a car like that? I'm sure they'd have to put limiters on to make it street legal (but then what if you only raced at tracks with it? HMMM... Then I wouldn't want limiters)

        Another BEAUTIFUL Porsche!!! I like the body style better than the GTs'.

        REALLY nice car! Something to keep in mind... I'd like to see a few & give them a little time to see if there are any quirks and if they are workable.

        I wonder if one can order one without limiters if it's only for track racing in CA (California, not Canada) Or if you can get one without limiters that's still street legal in CA?

        Hmmm... If anyone knows, please reply! I'm interested!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love it. Though I would skip the rims and get some real lightweight ones. And get some new tyres, new clutch, new transmission. Any 1 who has done it though pls gimme a ride.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Carrera GT has a ceramic clutch, and is damn small ~6.5" in diameter.
      If the turbo engine makes 900hp@8000 rpm, that would be 591 ft-lbs, a huge increase from 435ft-lbs of the stock engine, and that isn't peak torque. So lets say 650+ ft-lbs, 50+% more torque.
      The stock clutch will need RADICALLY increased clamp load to cope (and what will the driver effort be?), then the transmission shafts, bearings, gears, differential, CAV joints, drive shafts, wheel bearing will need attention.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This car is sweet.
      900 Hp
      Dream Car
      Love to see one in person.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Your comments: Good call Thunder... but forget the CTR. The RGT's are so much better looking ;) I think this CGT looks killer as well...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Engine life?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hi Desertkarma,

      I agree the RGT does look better, but the Yellowbird performs better. It hit 211 mph and did 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds in 1987. It's also light at 2,500 pounds (although I've also heard 3,000). And at least in GT4... ;-) the Yellowbird is more fun to drive.

      The RUF Rt 12 also looks intriguing.

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