9ff Speed9 – Click above for high-res image gallery
As we discovered earlier this month
, the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
is one heck of a fast car. The quickest Porsche has ever produced, in fact. So it would take considerable moxie to try and improve on it. Fortunately, 9ff has such moxie, as demonstrated with the company's new Speed9.
We brought you initial info
on the Speedster-inspired tuner car a few days ago, but 9ff has been kind enough to grace us with a few more details on its latest endeavor. Set to be unveiled this coming weekend at the Essen Motor Show – Germany's equivalent of SEMA – the 9ff Speed9 starts with the new 911 Turbo cabrio and updates with a series of performance and body mods to take it to the next level.
Improving on the 997.5's 3.8-liter direct injection twin-turbo boxer six, the 9ff pumps output up from 500 horsepower up to 650 ponies with a simple upgrade to the ECU and new air filter, exhaust and catalytic converter. The result? Try 0-100 km/h (62mph) in 3.3 seconds en route to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) – limited only by the speedster's slick open body-style. But those sleek looks and extra oomph will cost you: 239,000 euros – the equivalent of $360,000 in American greenbacks. That's two-and-a-half times the price of a stock 911 turbo cab, but if cost is no object, the Speed9 could be just your ticket.
Follow the jump for the press release and check out the fresh gallery of full high-resolution images below.
9ff Fahrzeugtechnik in Dortmund / Germany is proud to present the new 9ff Speed9. Beside ours already known "world record car" from our vehicle and reﬁning manufacture, the 9ff GT9 (world's fastest street legal car, top speed 409 km/h, put up on the April, 10th, 2008 in Papenburg / Germany) we now introduce with the new 9ff Speed9 our second independent complete vehicle.
Besides, the new 9ff Speed9 stands completely in the tradition of the legendary Porsche 356 / 1500S Speedster (1955) and the later small series of the Porsche911 Speedster (1989) as well as Porsche 964 Speedster (1993). The new 9ff Speed9 interprets the typical design elements of the Speedster, shortened windscreen as well as an emphatically level vehicle silhouette in a quite new and independent manner. The 9ff Speed9 aerodynamics package, consisting of front apron, rear apron as well as beautifully designed sideskirts underlines the sporty optics of the 9ff Speed9 and optimizes the handling characteristics of this amazing car.
In combination with 9ff typical optimization of the engine technology and chassis technology proves an unforgettable driving experience.
The 9ff Speed9 Bi Turbo engine generates 650 HP / 478 kW and delivers his torque strong as an ox of 890 nm with 2.850 1/min. This is reached by the 9ff F650 VTG turbochargers, 100 cells sports catalytic converter as well as the 9ff stainless steel exhaust manifolds.
Other measures like the 9ff sports air ﬁ lter, the 9ff ECU upgrade and the 9ff sports exhaust system „Speed9 edition" grow the engine on proud 650 HP and 890 nm of torque. The powerful engine will leave open no acceleration wishes and leads in combination with the chassis specially conceived for 9ff Speed9 to a unique driving experience.
The demanding chassis, consisting of adjustable stabilizers in front axle and rear axle, double springs and 4 aluminum spring plates, support sportily ambitious driving. Besides, one can count at any time on the 9ff brake system consists of 380 mm Compound brake discs in combination with the 6-pistons calipers and 9ff brake pads.
The cockpit fascinates by his exquisite and sporty atmosphere. Perfectly sports-car feeling by a dashboard completely upholstered with Alcantara and door interior trim which is lined with a noble combination of Alcantara and leather. Special 9ff Speed9 sports seats and the 9ff sports steering wheel, by choice of the gear variation „Tiptronic" of course with integrated Paddel-Shifts, are components of the interior design. Particularly in the area of the interior creation we realize with pleasure individual and speciﬁc customer wishes.
Our 9ff Speed9 is available as a complete vehicle, as well as a rebuilding order on the basis of a Porsche 997 Turbo. In any case, it is a completely unusual vehicle with a special charisma and persuasive road performance and handling characteristics.
Convince yourselves. On „Essen Motor show", Germany from the 28th of November, 2009 to the 6th of December, 2009 the latest product from the house 9ff is presented for the ﬁrst time to a wide public.
You will ﬁ nd us in the VDAT booth, exhibition hall 10, booth 304.
We are looking forward to see you!
** Porsche and Tiptronic are registered brands Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
9ff Speed9 Bi-Turbo
• 650 HP / 478 kW, 890 Nm
• 9ff sport-exhaust system
• 100cell sport metal catalytic converter
• 9ff exhaust manifolds
• 9ff intercoolers
• 9ff 650 VTG Turbochargers
• Sport air ﬁ lter
• 9ff ECU Upgrade
• 9ff „Speed9" Design
• 9ff „Speed9 Aerodynamic" consists of:
• 9ff frontspoiler
• 9ff sideskirts
• 9ff rearspoiler
• complete 9ff Alcantara / Leather Interior design
• 9ff steering wheel (Paddle Shift with Tiptronic)
• 9ff Speed9 design seats
• Alcantara dash board
• Alcantara / Leather door trim
• 9ff „Speed9" roll cage
• 9ff design instruments with 400km/h display Wheels
• 9ff 19" center-lock wheels
• front 8,5" x 19" - 235/35-ZR 19
• rear 11,0 x 19" - 295/30-ZR 19
• 6 shift Porsche PDK transmission or
• Tiptronic available
• 2 FR Compound discs 380x32mm
• 2 FR 6-pistons callipers
• 1 special set braking pads
• 2 Rear Compound discs 380mm x 28mm Chassis
• adjustable PASH shock absorbers
• coil over springs with adaptors
• aluminium spring plates
• Softtop and
• Hardtop available