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Motul Partners With Gunther Werks to Debut Speedster in Monterey


Motul Partners With Gunther Werks to Debut Speedster in Monterey

Gunther Werks is pleased to unveil the next phase of the analog driving experience, in the form of
the 993 Speedster Remastered by Gunther Werks. Revealed for the first time, this open-top machine debuted at
The Quail, hosted at Quail Lodge & Golf Course in Carmel, California. Providing an exceptional analog driving
experience on any road or track, Gunther Werks developed a new open-air model 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. For its unveiling, the Speedster is presented in Cannes paint (provided by PPG Paints)
over Dawn Orange leather.

In revising the current 993 chassis to accommodate an open cockpit, Gunther Werks has taken extensive steps
to avoid the common side effect of eliminating the roof, which typically reduces torsional rigidity. Stiffening the
chassis has been extensively undertaken by employing advanced reinforcement (developed with Trevor Harris) in
the space where the coupe’s rear seat compartment was previously located. Now this area is sheltered by the new
carbon fiber Speedster top and tonneau cover. Integrating a new roll cage and roll hoop system not only improves
occupant safety, but also contributes to chassis stiffness. The Speedster now achieves 8,200 pounds of torsional
stiffness (compared to the Porsche 993 cabriolet’s 3,500 and the 993 coupe’s 5,200). Interior improvements
include a new carbon fiber dash panel and a new carbon fiber steering wheel.

Motul Partners With Gunther Werks to Debut Speedster in Monterey

A lower rake windscreen utilizes Porsche 964 Speedster glass stabilized with a Gunther Werks-developed carbon
fiber frame and cowl, with steel reinforcements. Side windows are pulled from the 964 Speedster inventory, mated
to frameless doors. Updated front fascia which now integrates a carbon fiber front spoiler to improve style and
aerodynamics. A new lightweight single-skin bonnet is more than 25% lighter than the Gunther Werks coupe’s
current double-sided coupe hood. The rear of the Speedster incorporates a revised duck tail spoiler with a ram air
scoop and all new 3D-printed Inconel exhaust tips. Other exterior features include Speedster-specific billet
aluminum side view mirrors and streamlined aluminum lightweight door handles that replace the
factory steel units.

The new 993 Speedster Remastered by Gunther Werks also includes several performance upgrades which include
remapped engine tuning to give a modest horsepower and torque increase over the current 435 BHP and
335 lb-ft of torque in the 4.0-liter flat-six engine that’s rebuilt by Rothsport Racing and lubricated with Motul
300V oil. As part of Gunther Werks’ continued partnership with Eisenlohr Racing, the Speedster features revised
lightweight center lock hubs to improve strength and handling. An all-new, adaptive suspension from JRZ which
features three specially-developed modes (Composed, Sport, Sport Plus). Customers have the choice of
several forged Gunther Werks wheel options, and now have the choice to upgrade to revised Fuchs-style
five-spoke wheels which feature Porsche 997 center locking mechanisms, carbon fiber barrels from Dymag, and
Gunther Werks-produced magnesium centers to improve strength while reducing unsprung weight.


As Gunther Werks’ production of coupe commissions is limited to 25 examples, Gunther Werks plans to
commission only 25 Speedsters. Production of the 993 Speedster Remastered by Gunther Werks is scheduled for
early 2022, after production of the 25 coupe commission productions has concluded.


Gunther Werks

Based in Huntington Beach, California, Gunther Werks designs, develops, and delivers the ultimate air-cooled
Porsche experience. Employing 21st Century procedures for materials and race-bred components, Gunther Werks
specializes in performance restorations of the iconic Porsche 993. Regarded by many as the pinnacle of the 911®,
the team at Gunther Werks has worked tirelessly to retain the driving experience offered by the original car, while
evolving its DNA.

Gunther Werks is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG. The Porsche® name and crest, 993® and 911® are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only.