The first car I saw after I exited the press center at the My Car Show was this 911. I quickly set up my camera and started shooting. Two men approached me whilst I was shooting and recognized the Speedhunters stickers I had on my tripod. It became clear to me that both the men were working for 9ff, the builder of this car. After a quick introduction they showed me the car and explained a bit about it.
This car is the latest incarnation built by 9ff for a new customer. It is not the ‘regular' GT9 as some of the commenters thought but is actually a GT9-R that is even faster and has more horsepower. It will be limited to 20 cars and each one of them will be built to the exact specifications of the owner.
It all starts with a 997 911 GT3 that is completely taken apart and rebuilt with the best parts available. You can choose the exterior depending on what you want to do with the car. 9ff can built your car for Topspeed performance or track performance but both options will be street legal.
At first I thought this was the original blue version that they had repainted but the people from 9ff explained to me that wasn't the case as the blue version had been completely written off after it crashed at Bruntingthorpe, UK. It crashed during a high speed braking test after the brakes failed. 9ff is still in court against the producer of the brakes.
At high speed the exhaust can get very hot so they heatwrapped it and even made a cutout in the bodywork. I really like the fact you could see some of the technology through these cutouts.
These ultra-lightweight OZ Superleggera wheels are a perfect combination for this application. They come in 20"x8.5 at the front and 20"x12 at the rear. Behind them are the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) with custom gold calipers and GT9-R logos.
The rear of the car reveals parts of the suspension and the differential. It also shows how much wider the car has become compared to the stock 911.
The body has been completely made from carbon and Kevlar. You can still see some carbon exposed in the bodywork like these gills on the front wings.
The roof has also been left exposed. The large macrolon rear window gives you a glimpse of the engine bay and the rollcage.
You can choose three different engine stages. It all starts with a four litre, six cylinder boxer engine. The first stage gives you 750BHP that is better suited for track performance. It has a top speed of 380km/h and reaches 300km/h within 20 seconds. The second stage is for both top speed and track performance. It gives you 987BHP and a top speed of 409km/h and you're at 300km/h in 17 seconds.
The last and final stage is for ultimate top speed runs. It has 1120BHP and a top speed of 414km/h and reaches 300km/h in 15.8 seconds. This black and gold version has the final stage and according to 9ff they can even deliver this car with 1200bhp.
The interior can be custom made to the specific demands of the potential buyer. Sometimes you see the most horrendous color combinations but not in this car. It was all black with some nice stitching on the seats.
There is no doubt you are driving a GT9-R. You can choose three different gearboxes. A six speed manual or sequential and a five speed tiptronic that is available for the 750BHP version.
When opening the doors you immediate feel how light these doors actually are. They are completely made from carbon and there is still space for your roadmap.
Within two weeks I'll be traveling to the Essen Motorshow and I will also be going to Dortmund for a visit to the 9ff workshop. They are building something special and I hope to give you a world premiere right here on Speedhunters.