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Published on August 11th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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This Carbon Fibre Porsche 911 Will Make You Drool

Gunther Werks is a small outfit based in Southern California that specialises in rebuilding 993-generation Porsche 911s. Basically what they do is take your old 993 and turn it into a spectacular piece of art that moves, just like this fine example.

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As you can see, this 993 is a little bit more special than many other cars that have left the company’s compound as the body is made completely out of carbon fibre. This includes the front fenders, rear quarter panels, side skirts, hood, front hood, front and rear bumpers, rear wing and ducktail spoiler.

Gunther Werks says the body took 800 man hours to produce and combined with other strict weight loss measures, it managed to take off 272 kg of excess weight compared to the original donor car.

The car rolls on 18-inch forged aluminium three-piece wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres measuring 245/35 front and 315/30 rear. Billet aluminium centre caps, aluminium valve stems and titanium studs and hardware are also used as part of the weight loss regimen.

Also worth mentioning is the lighting system, which comprises Bi-LED units encased in milled aluminium housings and high-strength aerospace lenses. The rear lights and front turn signals are also of LED units.

Underneath the carbon fibre body is a widened racing spec chassis paired with bespoke clubsport coilover suspension that comes with external reservoirs. Lightweight RS spec uprights, upgraded bushings and front strut brace are also fitted, as well as a hydraulic nose lift system to help the car clear speedbumps or steep driveways.

Powering this 993 is a 4.0-litre flat-six engine, which has been extensively reworked by Rothsport from Oregon. Upgrades include Mahle pistons, twin spark Motec Engine management, coil over plug ignition, individual throttle bodies, billet crankshaft and many more.

As a result, the naturally aspirated engine puts out at least 400 hp and 447 Nm of torque, and screams up to a 7,800 rpm redline. The 993’s original Getrag G50 six speed manual transmission is tasked to channel all the power to the rear wheels. To ensure the unit is up to the task, Gunther Werks has upgraded the shift linkage and installed a single-mass midweight flywheel and a differential with carbon clutches.

For braking, the company has equipped the car with Brembo GTR slotted disks measuring 355 mm at the front and 335 mm at the rear. Together with Brembo pads and braided lines, and an upgraded brake booster, the driver would surely have no problem bringing the car to a halt.

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