Lot 309 - 2001 Porsche 911 TechArt GT Street R conversion show car
|Odometer reading||122,078 miles|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
Porsche may have given the existing 911 a final send-off with the 493bhp, GT3 RS, but expert tuner Techart has other ideas. If you happen to have a starting price of £380,000 then you could be in the market for one of the most specialist road-going Porsches ever built.
The TechArt GTstreet program is based on the Porsche 996 Turbo and 996 GT2 has always been a super sportscar which unified these typical TechArt genes. Despite all that, the development process of the TechArt GTstreet program based on the Porsche 997 Turbo Coupé started just as it did then: with a blank sheet of paper. In other words, every detail has been newly developed, designed, tested and optimised. As a result, the TechArt GTstreet program which is both, uncompromisingly sporty as well as suitable for daily on-road use.
Characteristic detail of the GTstreet R: the air outlet at the rear lid and the carbon fibre air vents on both sides of the rear apron which ensure both, an optimum heat removal and drag coefficient. Aside from the vivid paintwork, the GTStreet RS comes with aerodynamic optimised front wing panels and a new lower front splitter. The rear is dominated by a huge 140mm adjustable carbon fibre wing and the cabin can be fitted with a roll cage and sports seats. While the standard GT2 RS makes 612bhp from its 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged flat six engine, Techart's tuning kit boosts this figure to 710bhp. The GTStreet RS channels that grunt through the standard car's short-throw six-speed manual gearbox and some sticky 20-inch Michelin Cup tyres. The impressive handling capabilities of the standard GT2 RS have been improved by widening the front and rear track. The larger air ducts in the rear sidewalls provide engine and intercoolers with a larger supply of cooling air. Special rocker panels complement the new contours. TechArt headlamp mouldings and 2010 997 Xeon and provide the finishing touches. The TechArt roof spoiler extends the roofline of the coupé and optimises airflow to the adjustable rear aerofoil of the GTstreet.
With only a handful of GT Street officially imported into to the UK, this is indeed a rare beast and, as such, tribute examples are consequently born. The donor car of this striking example is a 996 C4 and has been maintained by Porsche specialists throughout its life.
Modifications include a TechArt GT Street R body is much wider and extreme than the normal TechArt bodykit; body conversion alone cost £50,000. The front fascia of the GT Street with retractable splitter produces downforce on the front axle and provides radiator, oil coolers and brakes with more cooling air due to its large air inlets. The TechArt GT Street bumper flares on the front axle add 10mm to the door's width and give it an even more dynamic appearance and the air outlets behind the front wheels optimise brake venting. The larger air ducts in the rear sidewalls provide engine and intercoolers with a larger supply of air and for an optimal transition between front and rear bumpers; the TechArt designers have developed rocker panels that complement the new contours. The TechArt roof spoiler extends the roofline and optimises airflow to the adjustable rear aerofoil of the GT 'Street'. The engine has been fully maintained and is reported to run perfectly with the gearbox change still 'as new'. This all benefits from a high-performance exhaust system. The large 20" Porsche GT3 wheels also provide the necessary space for the especially powerful and durable high-performance braking system. The interior benefits from racing seats and harnesses, (roll gauge has been removed) with Porsche GT3 2010 OEM LED Daytime running lights provide the finishing touches. A more striking a Street GT you will struggle to find…
Interested parties should note that the current registion plate has been retained and the new number is 'YX51 SR0'.
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