Sunday, March 3, 2019

One-Off Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio Gets Insane 850-HP Makeover

$330,000 transformation sees drop-top 911 Turbo S given Porsche 918 levels of performance.

Dealerships are selling the recently facelifted 911 Turbo S Cabrio from around $170,000, so when German tuning house Wimmer announced it was offering a one-off model for 310,000 Euros (just under $330,000 at current exchange rates), eyebrows were raised. Described as the ultimate everyday supercar and recently discovered as being the fastest accelerating car on the planet, there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot wrong with the 991 Turbo S.

Yet the Solingen-based tuner decided to comprehensively modify the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six, and the result is an astonishing new output of 847 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque, up from 580 hp and 553 lb-ft. Upgrades include custom-built turbochargers and camshafts, a new intercooler, cylinder head machining, upgraded pistons and connecting rods, a high-pressure pump, BMC high-flow air filter, and Saeco tube kit, while the fuel pump, intake manifold and throttle valve have also been modified. A Wimmer-RS stainless-steel exhaust with electronic throttle system sporting two 100-cells sports cats by HJS round off the powerplant overhaul.

Top speed now stands at an incredible 227 mph, up from 205 mph, while the 0-62 mph sprint happens in a lightening 2.6-seconds, down from stock Turbo S’ 2.9-second time. Wimmer claims the one-off 911 will hit 124 mph in 8.4 seconds and reach 187 mph in just 17.9 seconds. Other upgrades include a KW clubsport suspension priced at 5,850 ($6,213) Euros, and an upgraded PDK transmission for 6,400 Euros ($6,797). Alternatively, buyers can hand over 310,000 Euros ($330,000) for the completed car, which includes the vibrant orange vinyl wrap.

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