Now This is What a Classic Porsche Should Look Like… And You Can Buy It!

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Gunther Werks will produce 25 examples of its new 993 400R project.

The company is dedicated to remastering the 993-generation Porsche 911 sports car and has announced power output for the 400R project. Teaming up with Oregon-based engine builder Rothsport Racing, the 400R generates 431 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque from a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter engine. The air-cooled 911’s engine features individual throttle bodies controlled by a Motec 600 ECU and will include a race mode so owners can enjoy all that performance up to a 7,800-rpm redline.

Weighing in at 2,700 pounds, Gunther Werks says the 400R has a more attractive power-to-weight ratio than the current-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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The exterior of the Porsche features a custom-molded carbon fiber widebody, with the track width increasing to 63 inches in the front and the rear for a square setup, inspired by Porsche’s racing cars. The 400R’s track width is actually wider than any 911 to ever be produced by Porsche.

Giving it a lowered stance and better handling are a set of KW Clubsport coilovers, along with other bespoke suspension components. Each unit produced will be corner balanced and aligned to each customer’s specification.

Gunther Werks says first customer deliveries are expected in early 2018. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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