When the brilliant design of Magnus Walker and the pro-found tuning abilties of Alex Ross of SharkWerks come together a love connection is coming together. The result? A magnificient Porsche 997 GT2 designed by Magnus and tuned by Alex. Jay Leno had the privilege to talk to these guys and eventually have the GT2 for a spin around his LA-based garage.
Awhile back, Porsche 911 No. 57 (then-called “901″) was discovered rotting away in a garage; it had been the only one of 82 “901″ cars which remained unaccounted for by the manufacturer. Clearly, it was no mere barn find.
Gemballa has introduced their new GTP 720. Based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the model has a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 engine that has been upgraded to produce 720 PS (530 kW). This enables the hatchback to accelerate from accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.7 seconds and 0-300 km/h in 26.4 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).
If you’ve ever been to an open track day, or indeed watched privateer teams competing in just about any kind of sports car racing, you’ve probably noticed that a hugely disproportionate number of cars are Porsche 911s.