This year marks three decades since Techart, now a renowned tuner, started modifying the already almost perfect Porsche models.
The Leonberg, Germany, based Techart is originally from Fellbach where it started its life as a manufacturer of premium interiors for several vehicle brands – and the first time they set their eyes on a Porsche was back in 1987 when they premiered their first body kit for the Porsche 928. A year later they moved to Leonberg and decidedly stepped into the Porsche segment with an aero kit for the then-current 964-model 911. The operations expanded throughout the 1990s and the tuner set up units for design and performance, the latter first arriving in 1995 with the CT3 program on the 911 Carrera, which delivered 462 horsepower via supercharging.
Techart also started a motorsport involvement back in 1999 when they entered the Porsche GTP Racing Series. They also continued their street achievements – in 2007 a modified 911 completed the Nurburgring lap in 7:39 seconds, then a few years later a Cayenne Turbo surpassed 200 miles per hour on Porsche’s Nardo high speed test track. The latest idea came in the form of the GTstreet R Cabriolet – an open top 911 sporting 711 horsepower, and a maximum speed well in excess of said 200 mph.