• Nov 22nd 2009 at 1:38PM
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9ff Speed9 – Click above for image gallery

If you love the spirit of SEMA but tend to lean towards more European tastes, Essen is the show for you. The annual aftermarket show in Germany always brings out an enticing crop of European tuner cars, and 9ff isn't about to let it go by without making its mark.

The Porsche tuner is hitting Essen with the Speed9, a slick speedster inspired by the legendary 356 (circa 1955) and based on the latest 997 Turbo cabrio. Naturally, 9ff started in the rear, boosting the 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat six from 473hp stock up to a whopping 650, all by tweaking the ECU and swapping out the air filter, exhaust and catalytic converter. The tuners have also fitted adjustable stabilizers front and rear with double springs at each corner, coupled with upgraded brakes.

There's no word yet on what effect the mods will have on performance, but you can't miss the body kit 9ff has developed. They've done away with the rear seats to give the cabrio a speedster-like profile, while fitting a new front air dam, side skirts and rear apron. No word on price either, but you can expect it to be commensurately expensive, with much of the range customizable to order.

[Source: 9ff via WCF]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      They made a Boxster out of a 911, but without the better engine placement?
      • 5 Years Ago
      not only is it ugly, but it also has a slushbox. so. stupid.
        • 5 Years Ago

        You have no idea what you're talking about.
      • 5 Years Ago
      random body parts don't work well together.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks insanely fast and insanely overpriced
      looks not as bad as i would have expected
      • 5 Years Ago
      Two words: HOLY HELL!!!

      That is an amazing looking car. The front is sinister, the back is fantastic, completely smoothed over like that. That conversion was done very gracefully.

      The only thing better than this would be the same car with the chassis more balanced with the engine in the middle, rather than the back, but that would lose the AWD that the turbo chassis has.

      I'd love to see what these guys could do with a Boxster Spyder with a 997 GT2 front end conversion, a 3.6 997.2 Turbo engine, A RWD PDK gearbox, and a smoothed rear bodywork section and widened rear fenders, with a 356 style top side vent or something.
      • 5 Years Ago
      damn this is slick as hell!!! it looks soo cool!! but yeh overpriced for sure...

      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like a dead toad
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