Khodrocar - Companies are giving the 993-generation Porsche 911 some serious love at this year's Monterey Car Week. In addition to the Project Gold from the Porsche Classic division, we are now seeing Gunther Werks' new carbon fiber replacement body for the last of the air-cooled 911s. Plus, the tuner is showing the first completed example of its Sport Touring model of the 993.
"After debuting our project last year at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, we received a lot of questions regarding the carbon fiber elements of the vehicle," said Peter Nam, CEO of Gunther Werks. "This year, we decided to bring an exposed carbon exoskeleton straight from our production line to showcase the amount of carbon fiber that adorns each Gunther Werks transformed 911. We also brought a completed customer vehicle so attendees who weren’t able to stop by our exhibit last year can see the finished product."
The firm's carbon fiber 993 body is a work of art and forms the basis for its latest creations. While it initially looks fairly stock, other than the lightweight material, Gunther Werks' designers actually widen the fenders by three inches at all four corners. This allows for fitting wider tires and meatier rubber.
The company's first completed tuned 993 with its Sport Touring package shows off what's possible from the carbon fiber body with the addition of a ducktail spoiler and modified intake plenum. The exterior wears an attractive, low-gloss shade called Chelsea Grey. A light gray stripe along the lower portion of each side with red Porsche lettering adds some contrasting color. Shiny black wheels add a different finish to catch the eye.
Underneath the carbon fiber skin, the car has a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated air-cooled flat six that's good for 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-meters) of torque. Adaptive dampers from JRZ provide sharper handling. Gunther Werks uses carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes with 14.96-inch (380-millimeter) rotors at the front and rear. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa wrap the 18-inch wheels, and they measure 13.19 inches (335 mm) wide in the rear and 11.61 inches (295 mm) wide in front.
Gunther Werks only intends to build 25 of these 993 conversions. Customers can either supply their own donor car for the labor, or they can work with Gunther Werks to find one.