The German tuning studio Manthey-Racing has presented a kit for the modernization of the 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 sports car. The kit includes a carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit, Manthey OM-1 wheels, as well as a number of modifications to the suspension and brakes. Outside, the tuning GT3 can be recognized by the splitter and canards on the front bumper, a new diffuser and wing, as well as aerodynamic caps on the rear rims. The tuners left the powertrain unchanged.
Shock absorbers with four adjustments have appeared in the suspension – you can adjust the compression resistance at low and high rod speeds, as well as rebound resistance at low and high rod speeds. The brakes feature braided brake lines and more durable pads. The engine remains the same: it’s a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six with 510 horsepower and 470 Newton meters of torque. By default, the motor is aggregated with a 6-speed “mechanics”, but it can be replaced with a “robot” PDK – and at no additional cost. The drive, as before, is exclusively rear-wheel drive.
The head of the development department of the Manthey-Racing studio Stefan Mages noted that the current Porsche 911 GT3 is already 17 seconds faster at the Nurburgring than the previous GT3 – 6: 55.34 at a distance of 20.6 kilometers versus 7: 12.07. Refining the car, he described as a challenge, as the tuners needed to “improve the GT’s performance without making too many changes to the car’s DNA, but at the same time offer an attractive package for customers who like to use it on the track.”
It is still unknown whether Manthey-Racing managed to break another record of the Nordschleife. The current record-breaking production road model is the 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS – with the “Official” Manthey-Racing package included in the Porsche Tequipment program. The coupe showed an official time of 6: 38.835. By the way, in 2018 the studio set a Nurburgring record for cars admitted on public roads – the 911 GT2 RS MR coupe passed the Northern loop in 6: 40.33.