German tuner SpeedArt has established itself in the world of exclusive Porsche tuning. Since 1999 the Germans have provided exclusive conversions and individual tuning options for Porsche models. Either for racetrack or for street use, the company provides a full range of programs for many vehicles such as the Cayenne, Panamera and 911. SpeedART also offers enthusiasts restoration services for modern and historic vehicles.
GTspirit visited the company headquarters in Rutesheim, close to Stuttgart, the home base of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. CEO and owner Björn Striening welcomed us to the world of SpeedArt, demonstrating the sales, storage and workshop facilities. The German tuner has partners around the world reaching from the US to Japan, and from the UK to Arabia. Their next focus is the booming Chinese market where they are looking for a strong and established partner to sell their lineup of products. Striening explained to us that the Chinese market is not an easy market for newcomers due the registration and certification of parts, but he thinks that the market is ready for the introduction of SpeedArt and its products in 2012. Another important market is their home market Germany.
Visitors to the headquarters will be welcomed to the showroom by employees of the company. The showroom is cozy and offers space for five cars and a few desks. The combination of the stone floor and the wooden ceiling offers a warm atmosphere.
During our visit five models were present; a SpeedArt Panamera Diesel PS9-300D, a SpeedArt 911 BTR-II 600 Evo, a SpeedArt 966 Turbo BTR-550, SpeedArt SRS 420 based on a 997 Carrera S Cabrio and a self-made show car with special Speedster bodykit based on a 1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 model. The lineup of cars gives you a clear idea of SpeedArt’s specialism, only Porsche.
A short tour through the buildings connected to the showroom gave some insight into the development department and workshop. SpeedArt has a workshop and engine assembly in the building, a dyno is available if requested but not located locally. The workshop can install any part to any type of Porsche from a complete bodykit to new wheels, and from an exhaust system to ECU upgrade.
The company is currently focusing on the release of their complete program for the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera (S) and Cabriolet. Modifications will take in aerodynamic as well as power and cosmetic enhancements. The first aerodynamic enhancements of the SpeedART SP91-R will include a front chin spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and a rear spoiler.
Power enhancements will be made through a sports exhaust system with a butterfly valve and SpeedART exhaust tips. This will release up to 435hp. The SP91-R will ride on modular LSC-Forged wheels in 21 inches. These wheels are very lightweight, forged wheels produced for the street and race track. The car will also feature a sport suspension for street and race track use and an exclusive interior design with special leather and alcantara to be the main material.
SpeedArt will release the new 911 package at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.