The T80 will be revealed at the prestigious Salon Privé motor show in London later this month, and is among the most hardcore Porsche conversions you're ever likely to see. With an increase of 373bhp over the standard 997 Turbo and a headline torque figure of 642lb ft, the twin-turbo T80 is claimed to hit 62mph (100kmh) in three seconds, and 186mph (300kmh) in just 18.9 seconds, before going on to a Veyron-bothering 236mph top speed.
This stunning performance is achieved through an extensive set of modifications to every aspect of the engine and drivetrain, including titanium connecting rods, forged alloy pistons and a dry sump lubrication system. There is also a hand-crafted exhaust system, twin throttle bodies and specially made hybrid turbochargers, and several electronic management systems able to control a vast number of parameters as well as the engine itself.
The shock absorbers and ride height are adjustable, and an unspecified 'active suspension' system should make some headway toward keeping that much power on the road. Should you wish to take the car off the road and onto a track (possibly a wise decision), Sportec can also equip customers with a custom-made motorsports exhaust, which should ensure a small additional power increase. The specially designed high-performance clutch should be able to withstand track abuse, as should the all-round cross-drilled and ventilated ceramic disks.
Despite the hardcore track appeal of T80, it is being offered with more-or-less the full suite of 997 accessories, including sat-nav, air conditioning and a multifunction steering wheel. It even meets tough Euro IV emissions standards, though fuel economy figures are not mentioned in the press release and are probably quite amusing.
Also appearing with this Swiss maniac at Salon Privé will be the Aston One-77, the eerily named Maybach Zeppelin, the new Morgan Aero SuperSports and lots more very exclusive and exotic metal. The top-level show is being held at London's prestigious Hurlingham Club from 21st - 24th July. Can we go, please?