The Porsche 911 Turbo is undoubtedly one of the most legendary and best-known sports car models the market has to offer. Even in standard condition, it leaves hardly anything to be desired. Nevertheless, the all-wheel-drive, most powerful variant of the current 992 series to date can of course be excellently refined and thus made even more desirable and fascinating.
This has now been impressively demonstrated by MANHART specialists. MANHART latest creation goes by the name of TR 800, is based on the 911 Turbo S and presents itself with extensive technical and visual refinements.
As is customary, the absolute centrepiece is of course the performance upgrade, to which the coupé also owes its new name: The 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine in the rear receives a turbo performance kit with an upgrade of the turbocharger and the intercooler.
In combination with a MANHART ECU remapping, this results in an impressive 833 hp and 965 Nm, which means an increase of 183 hp and 165 Nm compared to the series.
Also new on board is a MANHART stainless steel exhaust system with valve control and MANHART sports downpipes with 200-cell catalytic converters.
However, the latter do not have TÜV approval and are therefore intended exclusively for export. To match the increased power of the turbo engine, the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) also received a MANHART update. The brake system, on the other hand, remained in its standard condition – but individual upgrades are possible on request.
On the chassis side, MANHART also carried out an optimisation, which essentially comprises MANHART lowering springs by H&R. They not only improve the ride quality, but also the ride comfort. They not only improve the driving dynamics, but also lower the body by about 30 millimetres, which also benefits the appearance.
This is one of the reasons why the forged MANHART Concave One rims with a satin black finish and orange trim line matching the bodywork are perfectly positioned in the wheel housings. Their dimensions are 9.5×21 inches offset 35 and 12×22 inches offset 65, the corresponding tyres measure 255/30ZR21 and 335/25ZR22.
The complete MANHART carbon body kit by TopCar Design turns the TR 800 into an absolute eye-catcher. It gives the Turbo S a much more exclusive and dynamic appearance with numerous carbon add-on parts: the front has a spoiler lip and frames for the air intakes of the apron. The side line is refined with mirror caps and side sills, and at the rear there is not only a diffuser to admire but also, as an absolute highlight, a large, extendable rear wing.
Last but not least, of course, the typical MANHART decorative kit is not to be missed. The decorative stripes and lettering extend in this case in black on the bodywork painted in bright orange as well as in orange on the windscreen and the carbon parts at the front and rear of the 911.
This two-tone scheme is perfectly continued in the interior, which has been fitted with a complete MANHART leather interior and floor mats with embroidered MANHART logo.