The German Porsche refinement brand TECHART has presented their new GTstreet R Flyweight program and even a new car at the Bangkok International Motor Show 2023. With their new GTstreet R Flyweight, they are taking the Porsche 992 Turbo S to the extreme
As you know, a Porsche 911 Turbo S is by no means a slouch. But TECHART is known to offer a little bit more. So they gave the Porsche 992-based Turbo S a serious update. With new turbochargers, a new airfilter and a clever bespoke software, the TECHART GTstreet R Flyweight has a maximum power output of… get yourself ready – 800 hp! That transfers to a 2.5 second 0-60 mph time and 0-124 mph within 7.5 seconds.
But as the name already suggests, the TECHART GTstreet R Flyweight isn’t all about straight line performance. In comparison to the Porsche 992 Turbo, TECHART’s Flyweight saved around 60 kg. It was achieved by using Recaro CF buckets, weighing in at just 4.9 kg, customized 3D-printed seatpads for every customer and a polycarbonate rear window. TECHART even went as far as using a special lightweight fabric for the carpets.
To make their new flagship model stay on the ground, TECHART upgraded their GTstreet R bodykit once more. And boy, were they serious about it. Its new front splitter is even accompanied by skid plates! That’s unheard of in road car development. It even has an adjustable rear wing, which pushes the Michelin Cup 2 R wearing forged Forumlua-VI-Race-Flyweight wheels even harder to the ground.
Oh, and of course, these wheels save a lot of weight as well. With the 9,5 x 20″ fronts weighing 9.5 kg and the rear 12 x 21″ wheels weighing 11.2 kg, they are 4.7 kg lighter than your “regular” GTstreet R wheels. Almost 5 kg less unsprung mass will certainly make a big difference in performance. And for your aural pleasures, TECHART made a custom new exhaust for the GTstreet R Flyweight as well, saving another 2.7 kg.
On the inside, the GTstreet R is still a nice place to be. TECHART went to great lengths, refining the 992 Turbo’s interior. It proudly shows hexagonally stitched leather and the distinctive Flyweight logo. The yellow contrasts to the otherwise black alcantara make for a spectacular design and match well with the roll cage. To round things up, TECHART installed their own metal pedal plates.
“Our goal with the GTstreet R Flyweight was to create a true track machine. Through consistent weight reduction, advanced racing technology and TECHART performance enhancement combined with a refined Flyweight clubsport interior, we have created a unique package. We can’t wait for our customers toexperience it for themselves – both on the world’s most demanding race tracks and on the road.”Tobias Beyer, managing director of TECHART Automobildesign GmbH
The Leonberg-based company has done it again. TECHART pushed the Porsche 992 Turbo S, which is a phenomenally quick car already, beyond extreme. With its 950 Nm and 800 hp the GTstreet R Flyweight is going to be a true track-weapon. But it can be expected, that it’s still very much usable as a road car as well. But if you want one, you’ve got to be quick. The TECHART GTstreet R Flyweight is limited to just 19 cars in total.