Gunther Werks reveals 435bhp-plus 993 Speedster Remastered – Autocar

Californian Porsche customiser Gunther Werks has actually introduced the 993 Speedster Remastered as an open-top version of its potent, retro-inspired take on the last air-cooled 911.

Gunther Werks calls the new development an “outdoor model that not just increases the experience with the rush of wind through your hair, however also presses the borders of efficiency to develop a more powerful, lighter, quicker cars and truck”. The coupé version is said to hold a lap record for a road-legal, air-cooled Porsche 911 at Laguna Seca, having actually accomplished a lap time of 1min 30.99 sec last year with 24 Hours of Daytona winner Randy Pobst at the wheel.

Like the coupé, the Speedster includes a performance-focused aftermarket suspension set-up and takes its power from a greatly modified 4.0-litre flat six provided by Rothsport Racing that sends its power to the rear axle through an updated version of the original 993’s Getrag handbook transmission.

Precise technical requirements have actually not been revealed, but the tuning home guarantees a “modest” boost over the hard-top car’s 435bhp and 335lb feet outputs.

Removing the roofing system panel from the 993 Remastered required “comprehensive” modifications to the chassis and bodyshell. Structural reinforcements inhabit the cavity where the rear seats when were, and a new roll-cage and hoop set-up has actually been presented to enhance both safety and rigidness.

The fabric roofing is stowed beneath a bespoke, carbonfibre folding rear deck panel, including a set of prominent streamliners in tribute to previous Porsche 911 Speedsters from the 930 and 964 generations. The prominent ‘duck tail’ rear wing with ram air scoop is another retro nod to the 911’s heritage, designed on that which decorated the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7.

The Speedster is further differentiated from the coupé with a lower-rake windshield, with purchasers used the option to eliminate the glass completely, and an improved front bumper – now carbonfibre – that is claimed to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The single-skin front bonnet is stated to be more than 25% lighter than the coupé’s double-skin product, and further weight is shed with the help of optional centre-lock Fuchs-style alloys, which reduce unsprung weight. In other places, the Speedster gets brand-new 3D-printed Inconel exhaust outlets, aluminium wing mirrors and door handles, and new acrylic covers for the 911’s wraparound front reflectors.

Inside, the initial dashboard has actually been changed with a carbonfibre panel housing LED shift lights and a gauge cluster milled from a single piece of aluminium. Rearranged and upgraded pedal arms are said to offer a “more ergonomic positioning” than the original 993 911, while the hollow carbonfibre seat shells sit lower in the cars and truck for lowered drag and a lower centre of gravity.

Gunther Werks has yet to verify prices for the brand-new design but will construct simply 25 examples of the Speedster, and is likely to bump prices up slightly over the equally unique hard-top’s circa-₤ 400,000 conversion cost. Production is set to begin in early 2022, when all examples of the coupé have been finished.

Removing the roofing panel from the 993 Remastered needed “substantial” adjustments to the chassis and bodyshell. The fabric roofing is stowed below a bespoke, carbonfibre folding rear deck panel, including a set of prominent streamliners in tribute to previous Porsche 911 Speedsters from the 930 and 964 generations. The Speedster is more differentiated from the coupé with a lower-rake windscreen, with purchasers offered the option to remove the glass totally, and an improved front bumper – now carbonfibre – that is claimed to enhance aerodynamic efficiency.

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