Gunther Werks, a Southern California based company with a passion for renewing the awe inspiring Porsche® 993, revealed their highly coveted concept dubbed the 400R at The Quail during famed Monterey Car Week. Gunther Werks has planned to produce just 25 examples of the 400R; based on the platform of the Porsche® 993, the guys at Gunther Werks completely re-engineer the vehicle by hand for their passionate Porsche® enthusiast clients.
The 400R will include modern updates, but continue to uphold the famous parts that make the 993, one of the most collectible 911 variants. New incorporations on the 400R include a widened body and sculpted bumpers. The 400R features a handbuilt 4.0 liter, 400 horsepower, naturally aspirated engine, which has been tested by Oregon-based Rothsport Racing to ensure its perfection. The 400R is highly performance oriented, featuring large 315/30/18 rear tires and top of the range coilovers.
“Aesthetically and technologically, the 993 is considered by many multiple decade Porsche aficionados as the last real Porsche,” said car collector and Porsche enthusiast, Peter Nam, CEO of Gunther Werks. “With the 400R, we set out to build a car that incorporated modern technology while still appealing to the enthusiasts who covet these cars today. In essence, the 400R is the car we imagine Porsche would have built if the advanced technology within the 400R was available.”
The 400R allows for it’s interior to be customized to a client’s particular taste. Specific upgrades include both alcantara and leather selections, bucket seats reminiscent of the 993 race cars, carbon fibre accents, a five dial dashboard with center rev counter, and a half cage behind the driver’s seat.
Clients have the choice of either providing their own road-legal 1994-1999 993 Series Porsche® 911® Coupe for the transformation or Gunther Werks can select a suitable example to serve as the base of the 400R conversion. Initial deliveries of the 400R are scheduled for early 2018. The conversion cost? Just a mere $525,000 USD.