German tuning company TECHART had a number of modified Porsches on hand at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and as a company that’s built some of the most insane Porsches around, we just had to stop by and check out what they had to offer.
Surprisingly, compared to other cars they have shown in years past (like the retina-busting yellow TECHART Porsche 911 Targa 4 at the 2014 Essen Motor Show), this year’s offerings were relatively tame and tasteful.
Naturally, we were drawn to the Porsche 911 Carrera S and Turbo S they had on display, which featured a wide range of both performance and aesthetic upgrades. TECHART has boosted the Carrera S’s power from 420HP and 368 pound-feet of torque to 460HP and 413 lb-ft of torque, while the Turbo S gets an even bigger boost, going from 580HP and 553 lb-ft of torque to 640HP and 649 lb-ft of torque.
The cars were also sporting new front and rear clips, side skirts, rear wings, and rear diffusers, along with a sport exhaust with four central carbon tailpipes. And plenty of carbon fiber throughout.
I could go on and on about these cars, but it’s probably easier if you just check out their official photo gallery and press release below:
TECHART 911 Carrera S
TECHART Turbo S
TECHART sharpens the character of the new Porsche 911 model generation with a new and versatile range of individualization options. Such as the new TECHART Aerokits for the 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo models. And also in terms of performance and driving dynamics, lightweight wheels and the unsurpassed repertoire of TECHART’s interior refinement options, TECHART provides a new level of individuality to all 911 drivers.
From March 3rd – 13th, TECHART presents the personalization range for the new 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo models in a world premiere.
Ideal, redefined. New TECHART Aerokits for 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo.
New aerodynamic body kits underline the sport-focused character of the 911’s driver. The design embodies technical and functional quality, as well as a classy treatment of the vehicle’s characteristics shape. Made of premium materials such as carbon fiber and polyurethane RIM, all parts are distinguished by trouble-free installation, perfect technical compatibility, high load bearing capacity and dimensional stability, combined with a low weight.
The two-piece Front Spoiler I features an integrated splitter and integrates seamlessly with the front apron. The functionality of the 911 Turbo’s active front spoiler is fully maintained. In combination with the new fixed TECHART Rear Wing II, the multi-stage adjustable front spoiler is operated by specifically fitted parameters for well-balanced aerodynamics at front and rear.
For the 911 Carrera models, customers can choose among two different TECHART rear wings. The Rear Wing I is mounted directly on the rear lid and is therefore adjusted automatically. The new Rear Wing II is fixed and replaces the automatically adjustable rear lid. Wind-tunnel developed air intakes ensure optimum airflow to the charge-air coolers. At the same time, TECHART’s newly shaped rear air outlets provide improved heat dissipation.
The TECHART roof spoiler, the more defined contours of the side skirts and new rear diffusers make the new TECHART Aerokits for the 911 and 911 Turbo models complete.
Sport, internalized. TECHART Carbon Fiber Packages for the 911.
High-grade TECHART carbon fiber parts highlight the individual orientation with new styling elements in spotlessly processed carbon. The lightweight material is shaped and finished in skilled manual work. The results are carbon parts which enable many personalization opportunities such as matt or high-gloss finishes or even color matched carbon highlights.
Manufactured at TECHART’s in-house carbon fiber shop, genuine TECHART carbon parts add sport-oriented traits to both, TECHART body parts such as air intakes or wing profiles, as well as TECHART interior trims and complete seat back panels. For a perfect match, it is even possible to upgrade OE parts of the 911 models with TECHART carbon fiber such as the Porsche SportDesign mirror.
TECHART Carbon Fiber Packages are available for any 911 model. For the 911 GT3 RS, TECHART offers carbon fiber packages which include carbon slats for the front wheel arch air outlets.
Driving dynamics, tailor-made. TECHART Powerkits for 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo.
Breathtaking design and sophisticated technology are an inherent part of all TECHART programs. New TECHART performance options set the 911 and 911 Turbo models apart from the series models. – As always, backed by the TECHART TECHTRONIC warranty and the security of genuine TECHART OE quality.
With the new TECHART powerkit, the 911 Carrera S, 460 hp and 560 Nm are at the driver’s command (series: 420 hp, 500 Nm). The power enhancement for the 911 Turbo S provides a power boost of additional 60 horsepower which makes a total of 640 hp and 880 Nm (series: 580 hp, 750 Nm).
Both powerkits feature the reliable TECHART TECHTRONIC engine management.
Innovation: TECHART sport exhaust with four central tailpipes for Carrera S.
New TECHART performance options raise the heartbeat of all 911 owners. Such as the sport exhaust systems for sporty and unique soundscapes. The new exhausts feature dynamic valve control for audible driving pleasure whenever you’re in the mood.
For the 911 Carrera S, the new TECHART exhaust system »Racing« presents a completely new look and feel. Four central carbon tailpipes give an unmistakable statement. Besides its unique styling, the four-tailpipes design allows a maximum sound difference between closed an opened exhaust valves.
For 911 Carrera S owners which prefer the combination of sporty engine sound and twin tailpipes (left/right), TECHART offers an alternative to Porsche’s sport exhaust system with central tailpipes. The TECHART exhaust system »Sport« comes with dynamic valve control. It is also available for the 911 Turbo models.
Lift system retrofit: TECHART Noselift.
For a sporty appearance even at standstill, TECHART spacers and sport springs are the right choice. The springs can be combined with Porsche’s optional lift system. All 911 which missed this feature can be retrofitted with TECHART’s Noselift® front axle lift system. This provides additional every day use suitability through additional ground clearance at the push of a button. Ride height adjustment at the front axle: 60 mm (Porsche lift system: approx. 40 mm), automatic lowering at 50 km/h (Porsche: approx. 35 km/h).
Personality, 360 degrees: TECHART wheels in 20- and 21-inch size.
Genuine TECHART wheels are distinctive design which perfectly complements the new 911 models. Designed and engineered by TECHART in Germany, following the renowned quality standards of the brand.
For the new 911 range, the TECHART Formula IV wheels and the TECHART Formula IV Race center lock wheels offer brilliant styling and freedom for further individualization: with a pinstripe matching the color of the brake calipers, color-coordinated with the interior trims and stitching, bi-color or multi color painted or with a sporty matt finish.
Exclusive means Yours. The full TECHART repertoire creates a truly unique 911.
The in-house saddlery transfers the individual preferences of its owner to the interior design of the new 911 models, manufactured by TECHART in unsurpassed craftsmanship.
The illuminated TECHART aluminum door entry guards give an eye-catching welcome. Besides full individual treatment of the interior, TECHART assists its customers in setting selective highlights such as any kind of leather refinement and upholstery, decorative stitching, carbon made or lacquered seat back panels, in-house produced carbon trims and lacquered surfaces or color-matched instrument dials.
New TECHART steering wheel: TECHART »Type 7«, smaller in diameter and optionally heated.
The new TECHART »Type 7« sport steering wheel uses the 911’s optional Porsche GT Sport steering wheel as its basis. From the raw steering wheel rim, TECHART’s master craftsmen then give it its typical ergonomic shape, padding and finish it with finest leather, lacquered trims, carbon fiber segment, Alcantara, leather piping and any other TECHART options the customers may choose to individualize their steering wheel, before it is finally sewed by hand.
Any functionality of the original steering wheel is maintained such as multifunction, paddle shifters as well as the optional Mode selector. All TECHART steering wheels based on a heated series stering wheel are now available with an optional heating, so this comfort feature can be maintained even though the steering wheel is fully individualized. The paddle shifters integrate seamlessly with the personalized character of the steering wheel and interior, if the customer decides for TECHART’s new paddle trims, made of fine leather or Alcantara.
What do you think of TECHART’s latest offerings for the Porsche 911?