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Classic Porsche 911 Gets Carbon Fiber Body, 700 HP From Gunther Werks

Just the carbon fiber body panels shed 500 pounds from the original.

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The carbon fiber body panels alone reduced weight from the original by 500 pounds.

The Porsche 911’s air-cooled engine was last used in the 993 generation. Gunther Werks unveiled its most recent approach to enhancing this significant vehicle during this year’s Monterey Car Week. Project Tornado is the name of the device.

A Rothsport Racing air-cooled, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is located under the rear deck. The engine has a flat fan with racing roots and forced induction system liquid charge cooling. The output is 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) when driving normally, but when track mode is engaged, the output increases to 700 horsepower (522 kW). It has a six-speed manual transmission.

Overall, Project Tornado still resembles a 993-gen 911, but Gunther Werks has made a number of changes to the design to make it better. The body panels have been replaced with carbon fiber, which significantly reduces the car’s weight by 500 pounds (226.8 kilograms). A hood scoop that faces backwards as part of the body package boosts downforce. A double-bubble roof is present. A ram-air intake is located in the rear fenders. A diffuser is located below the mesh panel where the exhaust pipes escape, along with the back.

The automobile has a striking orange exterior with details in black. It is supported by five-spoke wheels with a gun metal finish and a little design resemblance to the traditional Fuchs style.

Gunther Werks upgrades the Porsche cabin while maintaining its vintage appearance. The lower half of the dashboard and the seats are covered in alcantara. Track mode and the nose lift system can be engaged using controls on the steering wheel. In addition, there are numerous orange accents that complement the exterior’s hue.

The middle console includes a magnetic inductive charging base to offer some contemporary comforts. To enjoy their favourite media, a driver can install a smartphone or even a tablet there.

Additional Works by Gunther Werks:

This car has bucket seats made of carbon fiber that can accommodate either a three- or five-point safety belt.

Gunther Werks now offers a touring package for anyone who wants to commission a model similar to this. It boasts new seats, a storage trunk up front, a ducktail spoiler, and an engine that has been adjusted.