TechArt, purveyors of of superfast Porsche-based grin machines, are set to rock our world in Geneva with the next iteration of the 911 Turbo-based GTstreet. The last GTstreet appeared in 2001 and was based on the thoroughly capable 996 Turbo. With the new 997 now in the marketplace, the labcoats at TechArt apparently felt the time had come to knock everyone's socks off anew.
Power for the hornet-colored missile is a fairly adequate 630 horses coupled with 600+ lb-ft of asphalt-shredding torque. Zero to 62 mph arrives in 3.2 seconds; 124 mph comes a little more than than 7 seconds later, and the car will continue to accelerate until the speedo hits 214 mph. A new aero body kit helps keep it planted to the pavement at the extreme speeds it's capable of.
We'll bring you much more on the GTstreet next month from Geneva. In the meantime, you can read the tuner's brief press release after the jump.
World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2007
The Next Generation:
TechArt GTstreet Based on Porsche 911 Turbo
With its 2001 TechArt GTstreet based on the Porsche 911 Turbo of the 996 model series, TechArt Automobildesign created one of the fastest and most powerful street-legal sports cars of its time. The next evolutionary stage of this fascinating concept celebrates its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2007: The new TechArt GTstreet based on the 911 Turbo of the latest 997 series.
Like the predecessor the new GTstreet edition centers on a powerful engine: The 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat engine is modified by the TechArt engine specialists and now develops 630 hp / 463 kW at 6,800 rpm, up from standard 480 hp / 353 kW. Peak torque increases from 620 Nm to 820 Nm at 4,500 rpm.
Thus equipped the TechArt GTstreet delivers performance that firmly places it among the world's fastest sports cars: 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h after just 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 345 km/h speak volumes.
The body kit for the TechArt GTstreet was created in the wind tunnel, and offers an optimal symbiosis of aerodynamic downforce, minimized drag and striking design.