Porsche 911 GT Turbo Is Actually a Turbo S with GT3 RS Bits, Turbofan "Wheels"

We're not really sure what to make of the Porsche 911 GT Turbo that debuted at the Essen Motor Show. On the one hand, such a build offends purists on more levels that we can keep track of. On the other hand, the project seems to pack a bit of everything, reaching out to all types of Zuffenhausen aficionados out there.
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Normally, a Porsche fan contemplating the 991 line-up has clear preferences when it comes to choosing between the Turbo (S) and the GT3 RS. Well, this Neunelfer project started out by mixing the two.

German tuner JP Performance took a what was probably a Turbo S (we're not 100 percent sure this is a Turbo S, but the overall point made by the car still stands) and gifted it with GT3 RS front bits. The list of Rennsport Neunelfer goodies includes the fascia, the front wings with air extractors, as well as the ducktail-like posterior element and the massive rear wing.

The 3.8-liter occupying the rear section of the supercar also received some attention and we can say the same about the suspension and the wheels.

And this is where the part that reaches out to Porsche's old-school fans steps in. The turbofan wheel cover seen in the first video below, which shows the car's Essen debut, follows the air-extracting wheel design that debuted on racetracks back in the 70s - the design allows the wheels to suck air from underneath the vehicle and from inside the wheel well, thus delivering generating downforce and cooling the brakes.

The retro nod goes way deeper than that and it all has to do with the wrap on the car. The attire of this Neunelfer seems to be a nod to the Porsche 935 K3 racecar Apple sponsored back in the 1980s.

This also means that Porsche worshipers who are familiar with the current wrap craze, thanks to their Cars and Coffee or online presence, are covered.

Given the additional carbon fiber parts we forgot to mention above and details such as the towing element buried in the nose of the machine, this is a track destined 911 project. And we can all agree on Porsches feeling at home on the circuit.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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