30 July 2008

The real widow maker

Techart releases 690bhp, 223mph 911 GT2. Eep

GTStreet RS

Porsche's 911 GT2 was famously nicknamed 'the widow maker'. The latest version is the fastest, most powerful 911 ever made. Thing is, Porsche-tuner Techart didn't think it was fast enough.

So, thanks to modified turbochargers, enlarged carbon inlet pipes, new intercoolers, a revised exhaust, headers and sports air filter the Techart GTStreet RS produces 160bhp more than the standard car. A full bodykit is also part of the pack, including an aero-pack that produces 10kgs of downforce at 88mph.

Performance is OK, if you like that kind of thing. 0-60mph comes up in just under 3.3 seconds while the GTStreet RS tops out at a reasonable 223mph.

This kind of excess can only be applauded, even if at £275,000 the GTStreet RS costs £140,000 more than the standard GT2.

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