It takes a special soul to take a GT3 and turn it into one of these. To cater to the slightly deranged crowd not content with the capability of a GT-series Porsche, German tuner 9ff will fit a perfectly fine GT3 with a set of turbos and forged internals to handle boost pressure. No longer a track-oriented car and now a definite highway king, this GTurbo R is defined by the 1,183 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque produced by its ludicrous engine.
Though power output is what low-flying meteor apart from other GT3s, it’s a well developed car which makes regular autobahn blitzes a possibility. Just like a real Porsche, the GTurbo R has all the cooling, suspension, and aerodynamic adjustments needed to exploit its power without worry. Well, that’s a generous use of the expression; there’s no way even a Bonneville competitor could drive this car without some anxiety.
The aero kit isn’t exactly subtle, but it is effective. Two large intakes on the rear quarter panels feed the intercoolers, the louvers on the front fenders relieve pressure in the wheel wells, and that carbon-kevlar front bumper increases airflow through the radiators.
And extra cooling this revised powerplant needs. The standard 3.6-liter is bored to a robust 3.9 liters, then fitted with two GTX3582R turbochargers, 9ff/Pankl forged pistons, 9ff steel cylinders, and 9ff/Pankl titanium connecting rods to handle the abuse. The motor comes with far more than that, but suffice it to stay its strengthened wherever it can be.
Its footwork is also optimized to control the chassis at speeds above 200 miles per hour. Among the modifications here are 9ff/Bilstein suspension, 60mm racing springs, rigid aluminum strut mounts, and reinforced control arms. As we can see at 14:07, it’s crucial one upgrades their suspension setup when tripling the power output and gunning for a top speed of 230 mph.
Speaking of, that powerplant really shines when the gearbox—a reinforced version of the standard six-speed—isn’t limiting its performance. As impressive as 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds is for a third-pedaled car, it sounds almost pedestrian compared to the fact that it only takes 0.2 seconds more to streak from 60-120. Better yet, an extended spurt uninterrupted by a gearshift results in an astounding stat: 120-180 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds.
Let that sink in.