The Porsche 911 Turbo (997) is among those supercars you wouldn’t want to mess with on and off the racetrack if the other driver is just as capable as the machine he’s designated to tame.
But in earnest, the 911 turbo has been bested on numerous occasions by the so-called hypercar club – a place where besides shady or great exotics also reside those hybrid supercars (you know them, the LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder). But if you want to trifle them by keeping up the pace when using the 911 Turbo you should pay a visit to German tuner Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH. You may or may not choose to also adopt that rather tasteless and flashy gold body wrap but the cabrio iteration is definitely a must. And those 19-inch OZ Ultraleggera wheels also look gorgeous on the German-designed body. To keep things in check better the tuner also opted for a set of wheel spacers and KW variant 3 coilovers – as the monster lurks in the shadows and threatens to tear the road apart.
The said “monster” is the engine, with the turbocharged 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that usually delivers 473 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque now massaged to churn out a massive 28 hp and 642 lb-ft. This 911 Turbo heavyweight will jump to 124 miles per hour (200 km/h) in a mere 10.1 seconds and will not stop until it reaches 216 mph (348 km/h). The power jump comes courtesy of a couple of custom turbochargers and some electronics magic, while Wimmer also decided to swap the spark plugs, bring reinforced pressure tubes and a larger fuel pump. This setup is completed with the unique sports clutch and lightweight stainless steel exhaust with sports catalysts and electronic valve command. The pack’s price is a cool 39,000 euros ($42,051) for the power upgrade and an extra $8,086 (€7,500) for the rest of modifications.