Optional parts even give the Turbo fenders that look like the 911 GT3 RS.
Carbon fibre can shed weight off a vehicle, but companies can also use the high-tech material to scuplt a whole new body. While many tuners simply offer a few pieces for replacing the front or rear bumper, the Russian firm TopCar has a set that swaps out practically every panel on the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S for a carbon fiber part.
TopCar’s Stinger GTR generation 2 kit for the revised Turbo replaces the stock panels for carbon fibre replacements on the bumpers, fenders, hood, side skirts, upper portion of the door, and rear spoiler. The package also includes smaller pieces for updating the air ducts and grilles. Optional parts give the Porsche gills above the front wheels like the 911 GT3 RS. Customers can order the pieces pre-painted in their car’s body colour for an extra fee, too.
Unfortunately, TopCar doesn’t tell us how much weight these replacement parts save. So much carbon fibre should remove some pounds over the standard metal panels, though. Presently, the Turbo weighs 3,516 pounds (1,595 kilograms), and the Turbo S is 3,527 pounds (1,600 kg).
The whole 17-piece set of carbon fibre panels costs 37,500 euros (approx. $52,000 CAD), and the GT3 RS front fenders are an option for 4,200 euro (approx. $5,800 CAD). The current Turbo costs $181,800, and the Turbo S goes for $214,800.
TopCar is now working on a similar kit for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, which shouldn’t be too hard for the firm because of the model’s similarity to the coupe. The carbon fibre-bodied droptop will debut next year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Porsche is already developing a hotter 911 Turbo of its own by working on the next-gen GT2 RS. It uses a similar body as the GT3 RS but with a new rear bumper for dealing with the powerplant’s copious heat. The engine could reportedly have around 700 horsepower.