2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Techart GTStreet based on Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 14, 2011

Techart’s version of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS delivers 710-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the most powerful car that it has ever built. The latest GTStreet offers an excellent performance and comes in an aggressive styling package that uses a lot of carbonfiber. A boost in power is the result of the use of Techart’s TA 907/T2.2 power kit, enabling the GT2 RS to run from a standstill to 62 mph in only 3.3 seconds and to reach a top speed that approaches 219mph.

On its exterior, we can see that the front bumper has a carbon fiber splitter and has an adjustable splitter built from polyurethane-RIM for extra downforce. The entire rear spoiler is built of carbon fiber while its rear apron has a carbon fiber diffuser.

In addition, Techart has its Noselift System available for the GT2 RS, enabling owners to make adjustments to the height of their Porsche by approximately 0.4-inches with just the push of a button.

Consumers may choose from a wide range of Techart wheels but what’s recommended are 20×8.5-inch wheels in the front and 20×12-inch wheels in the rear. Techart has not yet released the pricing for its GTStreet program for the 2012 911 GT2 RS.

Upon closer inspection, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS effectively conveys two of its main attributes -- aerodynamics and lightweight construction. Porsche managed to significantly improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics, allowing the 911 GT2 RS to exhibit around 60 percent more downforce than on the "regular" 911 GT2. In terms of performance, this improvement ensures the car’s stability even moving at very high speeds on road and track.

Since several of the car’s body components are made of carbon, it is lighter than the 911 GT2 by around 70 kg (154 lbs). Thanks to this lightweight construction, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS weighs only 1,370 kg (3,021 lb) on a full tank and with all operating fluids present. Moreover, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS features extra-large air intakes and outlets as well as an additional air outlet located in front of the bootlid.

This outlet guides waste air upwards out from the center radiator, thereby improving air flow through the radiator and enhancing aerodynamic downforces on the front axle. To further distinguish the new 911 GT2 RS from the 911 GT2, Porsche had the extra-large bootlid constructed from visible carbon.

This carbon bootlid weighs around 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) lighter than the already light aluminum bootlid of the 911 GT2. Another distinguishing element is the slats on the air intake and air outlet in front of the bootlid – they are now made from lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. Also, the front spoiler lip of the 911 GT2 RS has been made wider than on the 911 GT2, and now features stronger, shovel-like contours along the sides.

Moreover, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS gets wider wheel arches on the front axle, thereby increasing the car’s body front width by 26 mm (1.02 inches). These body-colored flared arches – now positioned further outward – dynamically accommodate the car’s wheels and tires and are made from a special plastic material.

Press Release

TECHART GTStreet based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

TECHART presents the GTStreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the IAA. It is the most powerful car which has ever left the workshop in Leonberg. The super sports car fascinates with an impressive performance of 530 kW (720 PS) and 900 Nm torque in combination with an unmistakable characteristic body kit.

High End Performance

TECHART power kits are uncompromisingly sporty as well as suitable for daily on road use. These features as well as the years of experience of the TECHART engineers were given to the development of the power kit TA 097/T2.2 for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The overall performance of the sports car increases to 530 kW (720 hp), the maximum torque to 900 Nm. The measured data is impressive: the GTStreet RS accelerates from zero to hundred in 3.3 seconds. After 9.5 seconds the needle passes the 200 km/h mark. With a maximum speed of up to 352 km/h the top athlete confirms his new strength in an extraordinary way.

Unique design

The TECHART GTStreet RS impresses with performance – and its look. Its capability is reflected in the extraordinary exterior design of the sports car. The significantly lowered front apron with a fixed carbon splitter and an adjustable splitter of hard-wearing polyurethane-RIM ensures additional downforce and due to additional air-ducts an improved airflow to the brakes and intercooler. Eye-catcher at the rear: the rear spoiler made entirely of carbon-fibre – handling in extreme conditions is significantly smoother as a result. A rear apron with an integrated diffuser in carbon-fibre, air outlets as well as carbon-fibre air wings close the GTStreet RS program.

Performance and suitability for daily us fully compatible

Furthermore available is the TECHART Noselift System for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The hydraulic system features a trouble-free backfitting, a rapid height adjustment of approximately 10 mm/s with particularly silent operation as well as fully integrated operation via a button with a status indicator at the roof console. Besides the perfect integration in the GT2 RS, EMC-safe electronic control units, vehicle-specific CAN bus integrated wiring harnesses as well as high-performance test procedures are part of the premium development process.

Furthermore TECHART offers the 20-inch Formula Race lightweight forged centerlock wheel in sizes of 8,5J x 20 ET 40 and 8,5J x 20 ET 52 for the front axle and 12J x 20 ET 50 for the rear axle for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The rigidity and weight ratio was optimized for the TECHART Formula Race and – based on the lighter twin spokes and the connection through the centerlock – provides a weight advantages of 10% if compared to the TECHART Formula III forged wheel and impressive 25% if compared to a light alloy wheel. The result: a reduction of the rotating and unsprung mass, which results in an even more agile driving behaviour and increased driving dynamics.

Craftsmanship down to the last detail

Passion and love of detail – the exclusive TECHART character is also reflected in the interior of the sports car. TECHART’s complete leather furnishings ensure in combination with a delicately fashioned and custom-coloured decorative stitching a unique feeling. Individual decorative components made of carbon-fibre or aluminium pedals and illuminated door entry guards underline the uniquely athletic appearance of the interior. All in all, TECHART offers a virtually unlimited degree of freedom when it comes to customising the interior – with the TECHART-typical precision.

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