RE: Gunther Werks launches 993 Speedster Remastered

RE: Gunther Werks launches 993 Speedster Remastered

Monday 22nd February

Gunther Werks shows 993 Speedster Remastered

Drop-top 911s tend to be rare in the restomod scene - that might change now



Gunther Werks enjoys a formidable reputation in classic Porsche circles; not only because of the speed - its most recent 993 took two seconds from the air-cooled Laguna Seca lap record - but also because of the experience. When PH drove a 400R back in 2017, the verdict was unequivocal: "Driving it is an immersive, sensation-rich experience that's utterly contemporary in its performance, but retrospective in its engagement", which sounds like restomod nirvana. And now there's a new one...

The firm describes its new 993 Speedster Remastered as a car that "not only heightens the experience with the rush of wind through your hair, but also pushes the boundaries of performance to build a stronger, lighter, faster car." That's because, in what's become par for the GW course, they aren't doing thing by halves. As we all know, lopping the roof off a car harms its torsional rigidity; to combat this, Gunther Werks has stiffened the chassis with reinforcement in place of the rear seats and fitted an integrated roll cage with roll hoop. To help offset that weight gain, a new bonnet that's more than 25 per cent lighter is being used, hollow carbon seats are fitted, and forged wheels - including the Fuchs-style centrelocks seen here - are available.



But, of course, nobody will want a Gunther Werks Speedster for the weight saving measures - they'll buy it because it promises the best open 993 experience there's ever been. To that end the windscreen has a lower rake (or can be deleted entirely), there's no roof save the car cover, the interior is kitted out with weatherproof materials and the Senna-style seats have been dropped to keep driver and passenger out of the airflow. They'll sit in a revised Gunther Werks interior, too, with a centre console engineered from a single piece of aluminium, LED shift lights and a new pedal setup with "more ergonomic positioning than the OEM assembly." Music to the ears of anyone who's tried to contort their feet to properly push old Porsche pedals.

There'll be a lot for feet to do on throttle, brake and clutch in this Speedster, too, as it's more powerful than any previous Gunther Werks 993. No specific figures have yet been released, though "modest" power and torque increases over 440hp and 335lb ft are promised thanks to the input of Rothsport Racing. Suspension uses the expertise of both Eisenlohr Racing and JRZ.

If you're into the whole air-cooled Porsche thing, it's a tremendously exciting development. Because the Speedster is essentially promising all of the precocious talent evidenced in the 400R, but with the additional thrill of roofless Porsche motoring alongside. Whether it will quite turn out that way it's impossible to say, though the track record is impressive. Gunther Werks will build 25 Speedsters, as it has so far only built 25 of each coupe commissions; there isn't yet a word on price, but if the latest batch of hypercar roadsters doesn't tickle your pickle, the Remastered 993 should offer the ideal antidote. Just don't expect it to be much cheaper...









Author
Discussion

uberstealth

Original Poster:

12 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Absolutely Rank!!

dibbers006

7,542 posts

181 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
My First vacuum forming project.

Bencolem

607 posts

202 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
It’s a no from me.

uremaw

285 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all

I love aircooled pork and i love the whole restomod scene, but I honestly can't pick out a single thing I like on that car compared to a standard 993. Credit to them for trying something different from the usual RSR/ST path, but its a big expensive pile of nope as far as i'm concerned.

uremaw

285 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Actually, I take that back. i like the colour. But nothing else.

Wheel_Turned_Out

95 posts

1 month

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Not the biggest fan of the regular Speedster's looks, beauty's in the eye of the beholder and all that but I'm not loving this from any angle either.

No doubt will be an absolute weapon to drive though.

FPC

21 posts

14 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Am I looking at the same car as you lot?!

I think that is drop-dead gorgeous. Yum.

Slowlygettingit

61 posts

4 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Not my cup of tea at all

Perfect example of how to ruin the pretty 993........

Maccmike8

110 posts

17 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
I sure itd look good in the flesh.

gottans

3,741 posts

108 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Looks like a John Major special, grey!!!

blue al

354 posts

122 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Kardashian car, Pretty up front, too much in the trunk for my taste

Sport classic 911, or boxster/911 spyder please


The Spruce Goose

26,873 posts

158 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
the back is way too fussy.

LaurasOtherHalf

19,299 posts

159 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Jesus Christ that's ugly!

CeramicMX5ND2

2,055 posts

36 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
blue al said:
Kardashian car, Pretty up front, too much in the trunk for my taste
I was looking for the words.... think you found the right ones ! smile

glennjamin

38 posts

26 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
Katie Price's new car if available in PINK. Dreadful design. Definitely not a investment..

Corkys

84 posts

164 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
What a mess.

h0b0

5,438 posts

159 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
There is so much to not like that I nearly missed the door mirrors. Wow.

Caddyshack

2,965 posts

169 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
That looks terrible to me.

Mr.Grooler

1,078 posts

188 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
And me. Perhaps the melted-look renders don’t do it any favours, but it’s a strange mix of traditional and modern and I much prefer the original car.

TheOctaneAddict

242 posts

10 months

Monday 22nd February
quotequote all
I think it would look way better with normal mirrors and without the ducktail. I like the GW cars, and by all accounts they drive spectacularly.