Techart marks 30th anniversary by releasing gallery of its best Porsche aero kits and aesthetic packages

Article by Christian A., on April 7, 2017

The German automobile tuner TechArt, which specializes in modifying premium sports cars especially Porsche, is now in its 30th year of service. Since the late 1980s, Techart has been an established name for an unmatched array of modification options at the most premium standards, and is also known for its undying passion in customizing roadsters—exclusively for the Porsche line up.

The tuning company was started in 1987 by Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauss, with the main headquarters found in Leonberg, Germany. Techart is vastly considered as an independent car manufacturer and the company started out in Fellbach manufacturing premium interiors for different car models. Around that time period, Techart took a fancy to Porsche models, and successfully released its first ever body kit for Porsche 928 around 1987. Modifying something as fascinating as the Porsche 911 is considered a feat if done correctly, and only a few companies are willing to partake of this unforgiving task.

But a year after Porsche 928's modified body kit was released, an aero kit for the then current 964 model 911 was unveiled to the public eye. Techart's operation extended all throughout the 1990s and covered the divisions for sleek design and utmost performance in which the latter was released in 1995 with the C3 program on the 911 Carrera, which is built with a supercharge to produce an output of 462 hP.

The tuning company's fame rose to unchartered heights as it was involved in the Porsche GTP Racing Series. By securing an overall victory with its 911 GT3 creation at Hockenheim in 2000, it proved to the car enthusiasts globally that the tuning company is no pushover in regards to its notorious aerodynamic kits and power packages that delivers consistent performance roots.

Moreover, Techart continued to work its thing and keep creating modified Porsches to slay the streets everywhere it went. The tuner company rolled out an altered Porsche 911 to speed around the Nurburing motorsports complex with 7:39 seconds to spend. In the following years, a tweaked Cayenne Turbo rocked the Porsche's Nardo high speed test track by a whopping 200 miles per hour. Furthermore, the elder tuning company is not yet handing its crown over to the younger group of tuners.

With a sales network found in more than 30 countries worldwide, Techart is branded as the international elite modification king for Porsche models. Recently Techart is offering an array of products to the Porsche's line-up, previous and current models. But the Porsche 911 remains the bread and butter for the tuning company. The GTstreet R Cabriolet is the latest eye catcher for Techart, the unroofed 911 kin that produces pure 711 hP, sexy body lines and can accelerate beyond 200 mph.

Well, what's not to love? Modifying the already outstanding supercars are always a hit and miss in the global market. But looking back on the best of Techart's 30 years, with each year spent on producing and bringing the best of Porsches, we are one happy spectator. Keep rocking on, Techart.

Press Release

30th anniversary of TECHART - a look back

Since 1987, TECHART is known for a unrivaled range of individualization options at highest quality standards. For increased emotionality and pure passion. For any Porsche model. After the formation of TECHART by Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauss, TECHART manufactured premium interiors for multiple vehicle brands. TECHART quickly complemented the renown saddlery by a design-, an aerodynamic construction-, a modelbuilding-, a bodywork- and a engine building department. At the same time, TECHART concentrated on the extensive refinement of Porsche cars. The number of employees increased steadily and TECHART became internationally known.

Today, TECHART is popular for its design excellence, high technology development and OE manufacturer quality. With a sales network in more than 30 countries, TECHART is the international premium individualization brand for Porsche models. At the TECHART Headquarter in Leonberg, more than 75 highly skilled employees are concerned with the development, the manufacturing and the distribution of the attractive TECHART refinement programs. TECHART’s product range consists of proprietary developments and designs, offering refinement options for any Porsche model and every section of the vehicle: aerodynamic improvement and exterior styling, technical optimizations such as engine powerkits, exhaust systems, wheels, suspensions or assistance systems, as well as bespoke interior personalization, manufactured by TECHART’s inhouse saddlery and carbon fiber manufactory.

From 1987 to 2017 - milestones. 1987 TECHART Automobildesign GmbH was founded by Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauss in Fellbach (Germany). Presentation of the first TECHART Aerokit for the Porsche 928. 1988 Relocation of the facilities to Leonberg, Ditzinger Straße. 1989 World Premiere of the TECHART Turbolook for the Porsche 911 (964) at the Automobile Show Stuttgart. 1991 TECHART presents for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). 1992 TECHART moves to the newly built headquarter at Roentgenstraße, Leonberg. 1994 TECHART is for the first time at the International Geneva Motor Show. 1995 World Premiere of the TECHART CT3 program for the Porsche 911 Carrera (993) with supercharger conversion and 462 hp. 1997 World Premiere of the TECHART program for the Porsche 911 (996) and the Porsche Boxster (986). 1999 Start of the TECHART involvement in the Porsche GTP Racing Series with a TECHART Team and racing truck. 2000 Overall victory of the TECHART modified Porsche 911 GT3 (996) with Bernd Mayländer at the sport auto Tuner Grand Prix at Hockenheimring. Laptime: 1:11.47 min. 2001 TECHART launches the first GTstreet program for the Porsche 996 Turbo. 620 hp, rear wheel drive and the functional aerokit, lay the foundation for the following GTstreet generations. The TECHART GTstreet based on the Porsche 996 Turbo finishes the Nordschleife at sport auto "Supertest" in 7.43 Min - 13 seconds faster than a series Porsche 911 Turbo (996).

2003 Overall victory of the TECHART GTstreet S based on the Porsche 911 Turbo (996) with Frank Schmickler at the sport auto Tuner Grand Prix at Hockenheimring. Laptime: 1:09.007 min. 2004 World Premiere of the TECHART Magnum program for the Porsche Cayenne. The TECHART GTsteet S reaches a top track speed of 360,90 km/h at the Nardo Highspeed Track. 2005 The Fastest Police Car in the World: TECHART refines the Porsche 911 Carrera S for TUNE IT! SAFE! 2006 The TECHART GT Sport based on the Porsche Cayman S reaches a top track speed of 303.0 km/h at the Nardo Highspeed Track. 2007 The TECHART GTstreet based on the Porsche 911 Turbo (997) finishes the Nordschleife at sport auto "Supertest" in 7.39 Min - 13 seconds faster than a series Porsche 911 Turbo (997). Presentation of the TECHART Magnum with the exclusive DeSede interior at the Geneva Motor Show.

The TECHART GTstreet based on the Porsche 911 Turbo (997) reaches a top track speed of 358.2 km/h at the Nardo Highspeed Track. 2008 Overall victory of the TECHART GTstreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 (997) with Jörg Hardt at the sport auto Tuner Grand Prix at Hockenheimring. Laptime: 1:06.881 min. 2009 The TECHART GTstreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2 (997) improves the current Auto Bild Sportscars lap record at the Sachsenring by an unprecedented 4.47 sec. Laptime: 1:31.94 min. With a top track speed of 321.2 km/h, the TECHART SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo achieves the Fullsize-SUV high speed record at the Nardo Highspeed Track. 2010 World Premiere of the TECHART GrandGT program for the Porsche Panamera models. 2011 Opening of TECHART USA in Irvine, California. Presentation of the TECHART GTstreet RS 1 of 1 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). 2013 The TECHART SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo improves the current Auto Bild Sportscars record for „SUVs at the Sachsenring“ and for „SUVs 0-100 km/h“. Results: 0-100 km/h: 4.2 s Sachsenring Laptime: 1:42.51 min.

World Premiere of the weight-optimized TECHART Formula IV alloy wheel at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). 2014 The TECHART GrandGT based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo achieves the title "Fastest Panamera on Sachsenring" during a test from Auto Bild Sportscars. Laptime: 1:37.16 min. Start of the TECHART inhouse carbon fiber manufactory at Leonberg. World Premiere of the TECHART program for the Porsche Macan models. 2015 The TECHART Turbo based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) beats the GTstreet RS Sachsenring record from 2009 and finishes the lap 0.78 seconds - less than a heartbeat - behind the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach-Package. Laptime: 1:31.12 min. 2016 TECHART presents the new GTstreet R program based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) and sets new standards, again.

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