TECHART GTstreet R Flyweight debuts with light AF theme


It is light AF (as light as a fly).

After selling all 87 units of the Porsche 992-based GTstreet R, Techart is now offering the GTstreet R Flyweight—limited to 19 units. Yes, 87+19 adds up to 106 units in total, but those numbers are actually supposed to allude to the brand’s founding year of 1987.

As with the 2022 GTstreet R, the GTstreet R Flyweight also starts its life as a 992-gen Turbo S, and goes just as bonkers as the 87-unit model with a generous application of carbon fibre body parts. These would include a custom front bumper with splitter and side fins; a custom bonnet with air outlets; front wheel arch louvers; side skirts; a gigantic rear wing with a manually-adjustable upper part (in three stages), and a rear diffuser. Further weight-saving measures include quick-release fasteners and a polycarbonate rear window.

The Flyweight rides on newly developed forged wheels measuring 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear; the front wheel weighs 9.8 kg (21.6 lbs) while the rear weighs 11.2 kg (24.7 lbs). The rims are wrapped with grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. The sports exhaust system (with adjustable valve control) further saves 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs) compared with the stock exhaust. The suspension setup is adjustable in height as well as rebound and compression damping.

For the cockpit, Techart is gonna throw-in the Techart Flyweight Clubsport package that includes a roll cage, FIA-grade 6-point racing harnesses, and a hand-held fire extinguisher. The Recaro Podium CF performance seats weigh 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) per seat shell, further contributing to the Flyweight’s lightweightness. The seat pads are 3D-printed and developed in association with Oechsler. Rear seats deletion, reduced noise insulation materials, and lightweight carpeting are some of the other weight-saving measures.

In all, Techart claims a weight saving of ~60 kg (132 lbs) compared with the stock model equipped with similar options.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the GTstreet R Flyweight gets the Techart Powerkit TA092/T2.1 package—which includes special turbochargers, sports air filters, and reinforced overrun air valves, in addition to specially fine-tuned software for engine and transmission. As a result, the 3.8L twin-turbo flat-six pumps out 588 kW (800 metric hp) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft), resulting in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 350 km/h (217 mph).

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