German tuner Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH has decided to bump the Porsche 911 Turbo (997) to a power level right up there in the supercar territory.
German tuner Wimmer RST has decided to bump the Porsche 911 Turbo (997) to a power level right up there in the supercar territory.
The weapon of choice was a cabrio version that now wears a rather flashy gold body wrap and sits on 19-inch OZ Ultraleggera wheels paired with Michelin tires. A set of wheel spacers and KW variant 3 coilovers are part of the package, but that’s not really important compared to what’s lurking underneath the engine hood.
Wimmer took the turbocharged 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine from 473 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque to 828 hp and 642 lb-ft. Thanks to the extra muscle, the heavily upgraded 997 Turbo will make the sprint to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) in only 10.1 seconds en route to 216 mph (348 kph).
The additional oomph was possible after installing two custom turbochargers and fiddling with the engine’s electronics. In addition, Wimmer replaced the spark plugs and mounted reinforced pressure tubes together with a beefier fuel pump. This particular Porsche also comes with a bespoke sports clutch and a lighter exhaust system made from stainless steel with sports catalysts and electronic valve command.
Owners of the 997 Turbo should know Wimmer is asking $42,051 (€39,000) for the power package and $8,086 (€7,500) for the wheels, tires, and chassis tweaks.