5.9 C
New York
Sunday, March 19, 2023

GT Road R is first recipient of Techart’s Flyweight monitor upgrades

Prime German tuner Techart will use subsequent week’s 2023 Bangkok auto present to launch its new line of upgrades geared toward bettering a automobile’s monitor efficiency.

The brand new line known as Flyweight, and just like the boxing class from which the identify is borrowed, it signifies lightness, agility, and pace.

Techart has demonstrated the chances with a brand new model of its Porsche 911 Turbo S-based GT Road R flagship fitted with a number of Flyweight upgrades.

Generally known as the GT Road R Flyweight, the automobile is proscribed to 19 models and is at present obtainable for order.

The areas of focus for the engineers when growing the Flyweight model have been the aerodynamics, chassis, and weight.

For the aerodynamics, there are new options just like the carbon-fiber entrance splitter, entrance fender vents, wheel arch extensions, and rear wing. The wing options air intakes, in addition to guide adjustment with three settings, enabling the aero stability to be adjusted to go well with particular racetracks.

Techart GT Street R Flyweight

Techart GT Road R Flyweight

For weight optimization, the engineers added a polycarbonate rear window, {custom} exhaust, and Recaro carbon-fiber seats (which weigh simply 10.8 kilos per shell). Additionally they swapped the locks of the hood and rear air consumption panel with light-weight quick-release fasteners. The rear seats have been additionally eliminated, and the rear shelf swapped with a carbon substitute. A roll bar and six-point harness system have been additionally put in within the rear. In line with Techart, round 132 kilos weight saved over a inventory mannequin with comparable choices.

And for the chassis, Techart added custom-tuned Öhlins coil-over suspension which can be adjustable in peak, rebound, and compression. There’s additionally {custom} wishbones on the entrance axle that Techart says improves wheel management. The wheels are a set of Techart’s personal System VI Race Flyweight solid items measuring 20 inches up entrance and 21 on the rear. They’re wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.

Techart GT Street R Flyweight

Techart GT Road R Flyweight

Energy comes from the inventory GT Road R’s Stage 2 powertrain. The setup relies on the twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-6 of the 911 Turbo S, however spits out 800 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque because of a number of upgrades together with {custom} turbochargers, high-flow air filters, and revised ECU tuning.

Claimed efficiency figures embrace a 0-62 mph time of two.5 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of seven.5 seconds, and a prime pace of greater than 217 mph.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles