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First Drive: 9FF GTurbo 750


First Drive: 9FF GTurbo 750:ce in every enthusiast's heart. It's as hardcore as a Porsche can be and represents the absolute limits of Porsche's engineering prowess. But there's
The Porsche GT3 RS -- the most extreme, track-focused PORSCHE 911 in the Porsche lineup -- has a special place in every enthusiast's heart. It's as hardcore as a Porsche can be and represents the absolute limits of Porsche's engineering prowess. But there's always someone willing to go that extra mile. One of those folks is Jan Fatthauer of 9ff. His latest creation, the 9ff GTurbo 750, isn't just hitting engineering limits -- it's a car on the outer reaches of sanity.

Fatthauer is a soft-spoken man, and you'd never guess he's responsible for some of the most brutal cars on the tuning scene. From 1200 horsepower PORSCHE 911 Cabriolets to his own GT9R, he caters to a hardcore crowd for whom too much is never enough. It was only a matter of time before he brought his big thinking to the finely tuned scalpel that is the RennSport.

 He began by cutting out weight, fitting a carbon-fiber bonnet, doors, and plastic side windows, and stripping the interior. The carpet is gone, along with the door inserts. Even the center console is missing, exposing the gear linkage for all to see. There's just a seat, the dash, and a full-bore rollcage with the front sourced from Porsche Motorsport and Cobra Evolution seats. And that's it.
Porsche waxed lyrical about stripping 44 pounds from the weight of the GT3 when it built the RS, which cost $18,000 more to essentially get a lot less. So 9ff's work in stripping a full 220 pounds from the weight of the RS despite the additional mechanical components is quite a feat. Even if the big-wave-riding full conversion isn't your bag, 9ff's carbon parts alone should work wonders on the handling front.

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