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World Debut at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 2004: Sporty TechArt Tuning for the new Porsche 911 Carrera (997)
TechArt Automobildesign presents the sporty TechArt tuning program for the new Porsche 911 Carrera. The various components are calibrated to both current models - Carrera and Carrera S. Sporty elegance characterizes the design of the TechArt aerodynamic-enhancement kit: The production front apron receives more visual emphasis from the TechArt front spoiler. But that's not all: The spoiler reduces aerodynamic lift, thus further improving directional stability at high speeds.
The TechArt side sills give the coupe a longer, sleeker look. The understated TechArt roof spoiler visually stretches the roofline. TechArt also developed a rear diffuser for the 997 models, which extends the rear apron downward and provides a dramatic backdrop for the two oval-shaped twin tailpipes of the TechArt sport exhaust system. Various TechArt rear spoilers, headlamp and mirror housings and rear quarter bumpers are in the final stages of development.
TechArt also offers a TÜV-tested wheel and suspension program: Owners of the new Porsche 911 Carrera or Carrera S can refine their cars with striking, light-weight TechArt Formula five-spoke wheels with 18-, 19- or 20-inch diameters. The most exclusive version for the new Porsche features new one-piece TechArt Formula light-alloy wheels in size 8.5Jx20 in front and in size 11Jx20 on the rear axle. TechArt recommends ContiSportContact 2 Vmax tires in sizes 235/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20 for mounting on these wheels.
Custom-calibrated to the TechArt tire/wheel combinations are the TechArt suspension solutions. The range of modifications starts with TechArt sport springs for a ride-height lowering of some 25 millimeters. It culminates in the TechArt Vario sport suspension that was developed in cooperation with Bilstein. Contrary to conventional coil-over suspensions this innovative solution not only offers the ability to lower the ride-height on front and rear axle individually by up to some 35 millimeters; the TechArt Vario sport suspension also features sport shocks with adjustable bound and rebound. This allows the suspension set-up to be adjusted to individual driver's preferences and to the predominant use of the car - on public roads or on the racetrack. For the 997 model series TechArt also offers sport sway bars, a dome cross-brace, and a high-performance brake system with eight-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 365- and 380-millimeter brake discs.
While performance tuning for both 997 engines is still under development, TechArt already offers various versions of exhaust tuning. The product lineup includes oval-shaped dual tailpipes for the production exhaust system, a throttle-controlled sport exhaust system and a complete high-performance exhaust system with high-performance manifold, sport catalysts and rear muffler. As a world-renowned specialist for exclusive interior creations TechArt Automobildesign also offers individual interiors for the latest 911 series in all colors and designs.
The program for the new Carrera comprises exclusive TechArt Colorline fully leather interiors as well as sporty accessories: TechArt offers ergonomically shaped airbag sport steering wheels, foot pedals, foot rest and shift knob all made from aluminum as well as stainless-steel sill plates with TechArt logo.
Text and photos: TechArt