Friedrich Performance's 911 GT3 Tuning Program: Speed and Style Combined
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The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high-performance sports car that is known for its speed and agility. However, German tuner Friedrich Performance has taken this already impressive vehicle to new heights with their new tuning program.
The new program not only includes a variety of exhaust systems, but also a range of body upgrades that are designed to optimize the aerodynamics of the car. Friedrich Performance is a division of Friedrich Motorsport, a company that was founded in 1992 by Dirk Friedrich.
The company, which is based in Lichtenfels, Bavaria, specializes in the development and production of sports exhaust systems and carbon components. The new 911 GT3 tuning program is the latest offering from Friedrich Performance, and it boasts a variety of impressive features.
One of the standout features of the tuning program is the variety of exhaust systems that are available. The range starts with a stainless steel sports rear silencer, which can be combined with different tailpipe variants and a carbon cover.
Additionally, customers can opt for two different thermo-integral insulations, which are designed to reduce heat radiation to surrounding components in the engine compartment. Another option is an optically extravagant coating with 999 hard gold, which is said to be particularly efficient.
The top system, which is a specially developed system with fan headers, allows the engine to exhale more freely and thus extracts 31 horsepower more peak performance and saves nine kilograms in weight compared to the standard system.
With 541 horsepower and a maximum torque increased to 482 Nm, the tuned sports car with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of over 320 km/h.
In addition to the performance upgrades, Friedrich Performance also offers a range of body upgrades that are designed to give the 911 GT3 a racing look.
All of the components are made from carbon fiber and are available with a high-gloss or matte coating. At the front, there is a new carbon center section for the front apron which directs air to the coolers and brakes. Carbon applications for the daytime running lights round off the modified front.
The side mirrors are upgraded with carbon covers. The rear of the 911 GT3 is already dominated by the large wing, which is suspended on two "swan necks". Friedrich Performance has also made changes to this area, with a new carbon part replacing the standard black spoiler profile and two larger, lateral end plates that provide a kinship with racing as well as the so-called Gurney flap, which is attached to the rear end of the wing.
The new carbon diffuser with six vertical fins, which is intended to provide higher downforce on the rear axle, is located further down. A new carbon center section for the rear bumper frames the two 100 millimeter tailpipes of the high-performance exhaust system.
Another option offered by Friedrich Performance is the rims with central locking. The special forged wheels use the available space in the wheelhouses almost completely. The rims in the dimensions 9.5 x 20 inches at the front and 12 x 21 inches at the rear are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in the sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 325/25 ZR 21.
Overall, the 911 GT3 tuning program from Friedrich Performance offers a wide range of upgrades that not only increase the performance of the vehicle but also give it a more aggressive and racing-inspired look. With only a limited number of these vehicles available, owning one of these modified 911 GT3s is sure to make a statement.