Are You Ready for a Carbon Fiber Porsche? A California Company Makes It Possible

Posted 2/11/19

What’s faster than a bird but light as a feather? A 911 carbon fiber Porsche. California-based Gunther Werks just started developing carbon-fiber car bodies for Porsche 911s. This past August at the the 2018 Monterey Car Week, the company debuted a carbon-fiber exoskeleton alongside its company’s first production unit, a Chelsea Gray 993 911.

Motor Authority reports:

“It allows the company to extend the fenders by three inches at all four corners while retaining the 993’s design cues. The company said it doesn’t take the platform for granted and holds the 993 architecture in the highest regard; its mission is simply to incorporate modern technology with the analog feel of yore.

The carbon-fiber body provides the basis for the company’s resto-modded and re-imagined 911. Each of these 993 911s are stripped to the frame before the company applies the carbon-fiber body.”

A Customized Porsche Lover’s Dream

Our Porsche mechanics love discovering new possibilities when it comes to Porsche. We can’t help but wonder what such a light body does for Porsche’s superior brake performance. And the customization options have us salivating.

“Customers can select from a never-ending options list to create a completely custom Porsche 911,” reports Motor Authority’s Sean Szymkowski. “The first of the production run is the Chelsea Gray 911 shown at The Quail. The car features Gunther Werks’ optional Sport Touring package, which adds a unique intake plenum and a ducktail spoiler.”

Apparently, you supply the car for the conversion, or the company will source their own. If any of our Cincinnati customers try it out, we’d be curious about the results.

Why Cincinnati VW Mechanics Need to Also Be Electrical Specialists

As VW mechanics serving Cincinnati, we know that if we expect to provide quality service to Volkswagens in the coming decades, being proficient electrical specialists is a must. That’s because VW has big plans for electric vehicles. In fact, by 2020, the company expects to sell 150,000 plug-in, electric-only vehicles. Granted, that’s only 1.5 percent of VW’s annual production, but it’s far more than any other company, including electric mega contenders like Tesla, BMW, or Nissan. The company recently invested a billion euros converting its Zwikau assembly plant in eastern Germany to build electric cars exclusively. Over the next decade, the company plans to open 5 electric assembly plants in China and one in the United States. The future is electric, and VW is ready to plug in.