Published on August 8th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
997 Porsche 911 Renewed By Edit Automotive Costs More Than A New 992 GTS
The revised 997 Porsche sports car features many new upgrades inside and out
Following the success story of Singer, Edit Automotive offers a limited number of 99 bespoke sports cars based on the 997 generation Porsche 911 with a series of exterior, interior, and mechanical upgrades and all in all, these changes put the car well above the price of a brand new 992 Porsche 911 GTS. Let’s see why.
As a reminder, the 997 generation debuted in 2004, got facelifted in 2008, and remained in production until 2013. While this sounds like a very recent model to work on, Edit Automotive reportedly chose it because it was the last Porsche 911 generation that did not feature electrically-assisted power steering.
Moreover, the bespoke sportscar goes under the name Edit G11 and can be based on any 997 variant with a widebody (Carrera 4, 4S, GTS, 4 GTS). The donor Porsche is completely disassembled, including the engine, and all worn-out components are replaced making the car more new than anything else.
The exterior is almost all carbon fiber, designed by Petr Novague who is known for the Audi R8 based Skoda HN R200 one-off. At the front, the new bumper has simpler intakes and is combined with darkened LED headlights giving the sportscar a modernized look. The profile remains unchanged, with the exception of the new forged wheels which can be painted by request.
What’s more, at the back, the stock taillights are replaced by slimmer and lower-mounted LED units with a shape that is reminiscent of the classic 911. Finally, there is a diffuser with quad tailpipes for the custom exhaust system adding more aggressive sportiness to the 997 based Porsche 911.
Naturally, the interior is also overhauled, with premium upholstery and small but notable changes on the steering wheel and dashboard helping it stand the test of time. Despite the retro looks and the lack of an infotainment display, the sportscar comes equipped with all of the modern amenities, plus a numbered plaque.
On top of that, as with most limited-production builds, Edit automotive offers plenty of personalisation options based on each owner’s preferences so every Edit G11 will be unique. This reason alone, at least to me, justifies the exorbitant price tag these unique Porsche based cars can fetch.
The powertrain is also spruced up with new IMS bearings and cylinder liners made of stainless steel. Depending on the trim of the donor car, the engine is a 3.6-liter or 3.8-liter flat-six, producing between 321hp and 402hp. It can be had with either a manual gearbox or a Porsche PDK automatic.
Other mechanical upgrades include a set of Ohlins adjustable dampers, optional carbon-ceramic discs with Brembo brake calipers, and a limited-slip differential and as reported by Motor1, the Edit G11 starts from USD187k (about RM855,488), which is about the same price as a brand-new 992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS.