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Reimagined Porsche 911 993 given ‘GT3 RS’ makeover

By Chris Thompson, 21 Aug 2017 News

Porsche 993 GT3 RS facelift

Gunther Werks 400R given an air-cooled ‘GT3 RS’ makeover and 300kW

Custom cars come in all forms, from the dodgy backyard jobs to those limited masterpieces of engineering.

This reimagined Porsche 993 from Gunther Werks is the latter.

Taking a car already considered by many enthusiasts to be Porsche perfection and changing, well, anything carries an enormous risk of being considered an automotive heretic. But when you can turn out a result like this, you’ll probably be forgiven.

Porsche 993 GT3 RS rearWith only 25 of the Guther Werks 400R being built, its exclusivity isn’t just defined by its modifications.

GW says the 400R is a “true bespoke vehicle” that “will appeal to even the most discriminating Porsche aficionado.”

Essentially, the modifications Gunther Werks made have turned it into an air-cooled GT3 RS from the ‘90s.

Porsche 993 GT3 RS engineWith around 300kW and 450Nm coming from its 4.0-litre flat-six, we want to know what the thing sounds like at full noise, nudging up against its 7800rpm redline.

Mahle pistons, twin spark Motec Engine management, coil over plug ignition, individual throttle bodies, billet crankshaft, rods, and barrels, the list of engine upgrades goes on.

1 of 1 manual Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS

In addition, each 400R has a re-built 5-speed manual Getrag with custom ratios and upgraded linkages. An uprated single-plate clutch and a new diff are also added.

Porsche 993 GT3 RS exteriorUnderneath, the 400R benefits from the front being widened by 30mm, and a full set of KW coil-overs with a hydraulic lift so it can clear pesky speed-bumps. Or those steep driveways in the Hollywood Hills.

Inside, two carbon fibre bucket seats are the only places to sit, as the rear have been removed, while Alcantara, carbon fibre and billet aluminium accents are able to be optioned by each buyer.

As with the exterior, GW says it “embraces the DNA of the original design while respectfully remastering it.”

The price? We’ll get back to you on that one. Good luck guessing, because we are yet to come up with a reasonable guess.