• Dec 5th 2012 at 2:31PM
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There's a scene in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps where Shia LaBoeuf asks a fellow banker, "What's your number – how much would you need to get out of the business?" The answer he gets: "More." More is apparently the operating principle at 9ff, the specialist Porsche tuner out of Germany that has showed up at Essen with its 9ff GT9 Vmax. Over the four years of the GT9's existence it has gone from 987 horsepower and a 253-mile-per-hour top speed to this, a 1,381-hp El Superbeasto with a terminal velocity said to be 271.54 mph.

Built on the skeleton of the 997-model Porsche 911, it weighs 2,954 pounds. The carbon fiber bodywork that hides the 4.2-liter, twin-turbo flat-six, the 855 pound-feet of torque, the six-speed sequential gearbox, polycarbonate windows and faired rear wheels all help to get the GT9 Vmax from standstill to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds. Keep pressing and 120 mph comes in 6.8 seconds, 186 mph happens in but 13 ticks of the second-hand.

Getting one off the Essen show floor and into your garage will cost 895,000 euros ($1.6 million US), before that minor annoyance of taxes. You can virtually kick the tires before you decide to purchase by watching the video below.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Darren McLellan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm... Are the speeds proven or theoretical? Might have helped if the video showed something more than a trailer queen. Good thing it is fast as you will not have to look at it for long. Long term exposure may cause injury
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cars like this just prove how amazing the Veyron really is. Yes, a Veyron is a little slower, but remember that it also has luxuries leather, air conditioning, and, you know, GLASS windows.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly...uncomfortable looking...overpriced.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally useless as a car to own.
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW. What an exciting video. Got to see the car pushed to the showroom at 1.3 mph and then shown the outside along with some dramatic music. Come on guys, how about a POWER RUN.
      • 2 Years Ago
      We've been car shopping and were torn between the GT9 or the Nissan Leaf....Since we needed a car immediately we settled on the Leaf as they had plenty in stock.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a bugatti
      Perry Harrington
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's 1.169 million USD, not 1.6!
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