Porsche 993 Speedster by Gunther Werks is analog deliciousness


If an old-school, analog driving experience is what you crave, then I think you’re gonna love Gunther Werks’ iteration of a Porsche 993 Speedster. If you love it already, you better get your cheque ready because Gunther Werks is building only 25 of these, which is significantly more than just the two units Porsche built, but still, very limited.

Gunther said that in order to compensate for chopping off the roof, the chassis has been stiffened by reinforcing the area where the rear seats of the donor coupe once located. Now that area is covered with a carbon fibre tonneau cover with what appears to be storage spaces inside the buttresses. An integrated roll hoop system further contributes to chassis stiffness. Gunther claims that its Speedster achieves 8,200 lbs (3,719 kg) of torsional stiffness.

The windscreen comes from a 964 Speedster, housed in a carbon fibre frame with aluminum reinforcements. Other highlights include a carbon fibre front spoiler, Speedster-specific billet aluminum side mirrors, aluminum door handles that replace factory steel units, and of course, Fuchs-style five-spoke wheels. And yes, this particular example is finished in Peninsula Cypan exterior paint paired with Mandarin Orange leather inside.

The 4.0-litre flat-six behind the seats produces 324 kW (435 bhp) and 454 Nm (335 lb-ft) of torque. Gunther said that the engine has been rebuilt by Rothsport Racing. A 6-speed Getrag gearbox with custom ratios drives the rear wheels. The car also features a new adaptive suspension from JRZ Suspension with three modes (Composed, Sport, Sport Plus). Full tech specs here.

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