TechArt announces strictly limited 790bhp GTstreet R Flyweight based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S 992
Since 1987, TechArt has provided its customers with a wide range of customisation options for Porsche sports cars. With the brand’s new GTstreet R Flyweight, limited to just nineteen units and based on the 911 Turbo S 992 (reviewed earlier), the German brand takes lightweighting to a new level. “Through consistent weight reduction and advanced racing technology, combined with a refined Flyweight Clubsport interior, we have created a unique package. We can’t wait for our customers to experience it for themselves, both on the world’s most demanding race tracks and, of course, on the road,” says Tobias Beyer, Managing Director, TechArt Automobildesign GmbH, before revealing the order book for this new Porsche-based TechArt product is now open.
The GTstreet R Flyweight’s calling card is its focus on improved aerodynamics, lightweight construction and chassis enhancement. As far as the former is concerned, highlights include a distinctive, fixed carbon-fibre front splitter with side air fins, integrated canards and a moulded carbon underbody. With the aid of digital airflow simulations, it was possible for TechArt’s engineers to significantly increase downforce and optimise aero balance. To protect the front splitter during use at a track, it is equipped with integrated skid plates.
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Every GTstreet R Flyweight is equipped with TechArt’s individualised Recaro Podium CF performance buckets, which form part of the car’s Clubsport interior. Weighing just 4.9 kilograms per shell, the seats are not only ultralight, but are also refined by way of hand-painted elements, Flyweight-specific embroidery and custom embossing. The wider TechArt Flyweight Clubsport package consists of a colour-coded roll bar, six-point racing harnesses (with FIA homologation) and a hand-held fire extinguisher. The elimination of the rear seats, an optimised rear shelf (with carbon insert) and lightweight carpets contribute to further weight loss, more noise and therefore intensification of the driving experience. On this point, it’s important to note, the GTstreet R Flyweight is designed for use with head and neck support (HANS) device.
The standard engine lid and ‘frunk’ locks are replaced by quick-release fasteners integrated in a bespoke carbon-fibre bonnet and a giant carbon-fibre deck lid with triple-layer adjustable wing, ahead of which is a specially developed lightweight polycarbonate rear window.
The base 992 Turbo S engine is given a power upgrade thanks to TechArt’s TA092/T2.1 powerkit, consisting of bigger turbochargers, higher-flowing air filters, reinforced overrun air valves and ECU calibration for both the engine and transmission. This takes power to a spectacular 790bhp and 700lb-ft torque. The sprint to 62mph takes just 2.5 seconds. 124mph is reached in an impressive 7.5 seconds. Top speed is 217mph. TechArt-specified Öhlins coilovers, modified front wishbones and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres keep the car planted to the asphalt at all times.
Weight discipline also applies to the wheels — TechArt’s newly developed Formula VI Race Flyweight forged rims feature super-slim spokes. For more information, visit techart.com/flyweight.