The German tuner Techart has presented a new generation of its GT Street R based on the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo – 20 years after the arrival of the 996-based original.
The 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S from Porsche offer a lot of power straight out of the box. Much more, in fact, than the average shopper will ever need. Nonetheless, there are always buyers who want more, and that’s where companies like Techart come into play.
Techart, based near Porsche’s hometown Stuttgart, has been making Porsches faster for more than three decades, and the company’s GT Street R and tougher GT Street RS are the best-known products in its portfolio.
The new GT Street R kicks off with either the 911 Turbo or the spicier Turbo S, with the upgrades aimed at delivering a sharper, more emotional car. You start with a significant increase in performance from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo Boxer-6 to 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, made possible by new turbochargers, engine management and exhaust. If that’s too extreme, Techart also offers a level 1 upgrade that boosts power to 700 horsepower and 664 lb-ft.
The new numbers compare to 572 hp and 553 lb-ft for the stock Turbo and 640 hp and 590 lb-ft for the stock Turbo S.
With 800 horsepower on tap, Techart claims a top speed of 217 mph, or 20 mph more than the Turbo S top speed.
2021 Techart GT Street R
The car features more aggressive bezels front and rear, as well as a huge carbon fiber rear spoiler that makes the gooseneck design of the latest 911 GT3 seem modest by comparison. You will notice in some shots that the wing has its own integrated wing that can be extended for additional downforce. Techart specifies four times the downforce on the rear axle of the series turbo at around 127 km / h.
Techart has also added pumped front fenders that have vents similar to the design of the 991 911 GT3 RS. The extra wide fenders have enabled Techart to fit wider wheels that are designed for 265/35 tires in the front and 325/30 in the rear. They have a center lock design and are available in 20 “and 21” diameters. The angled hubcaps, so-called aero discs, are designed to improve the aerodynamic properties and are made of carbon fiber.
Thanks to a new coilover kit that can lower the ground clearance by up to 25 millimeters, the GT Street R also goes lower. A more aggressive chassis setup for serious racetrack enthusiasts is still being developed. It’s offered as part of a Clubsport package that also includes a roll cage and seats with better padding.
2021 Techart GT Street R
The interior is refined with a mix of Alcantara, carbon fiber and leather and can be further enhanced with some materials inspired by tradition. This extends to the custom steering wheel, which can be ordered with a checkered flag design and accent colors of your choice.
The price for the GT Street R upgrade starts at 73,000 euros (approx. 87,100 US dollars) and only 87 units are offered, the number marking the founding of Techart in 1987.
While the company is more focused on optimizing performance, it can also upgrade the luxury of your Porsche. One example of this is the company’s recent work on the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.