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TechArt Porsche 911 Turbo S Brings the Boost

The latest evolution of the Porsche 911 Turbo (based on the 991 platform) is wacky-fast, especially in 560 horsepower Turbo S guise. But the Porsche whisperers at TechArt  aren’t satisfied...

TechArt Tailors New Duds for the New Porsche 911

The arrival of a new generation of Porsche 911 is a momentous occasion, and the latest generation – the 991 – is arguably the most momentous since the arrival of the original in 1964. It's the fastest, most powerful and (to the dismay of more than a few purists) most civilized. For most people, that's all the incentive they need to buy one…   Which can present a problem, if you want a 991 that stands out from the herd. Mercifully, the aftermarket is burning the midnight oil to get upgrade parts on the market. Some are even ready to go, including the bits seen here from the pathological Porsche primpers at TechArt.    

2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: The Top 20 Concept Cars and Production Model Debuts

The German auto industry has long been one of the most (if not the most) respected on the planet. Much of that has to do with its reputation for precision engineering and attention to detail. Still more has to do with knowing that most new models get tested to their limits on the Autobahn and/or the Nürburgring. Bottom line: Deutschland takes this car building stuff seriously.

However, when it comes to showing off those new cars, the city of Frankfurt likes to throw a party every other September, and it also invites manufacturers from other nations to join in the four-wheeled revelry. (Naturally, things never get too crazy, what with Oktoberfest being mere weeks away.) This year’s guest list is one for the ages, but we were still able to pick out the 20 automotive attendees (10 concept models and 10 production models) we’d most like to chat up by the punchbowl.

VIDEO: German Motoring Show Searches for the Best Tuner Car for…Robbing a Bank?

In times as tumultuous as these, we’d be shocked, to say the very least, if the majority of statisticians didn’t report a noticable uptick in bank heist attempts over the past couple years. And while we obviously don’t endorse criminal activity of any variety, we can’t help wondering if there is such a thing as the perfect getaway car for such a task. Thankfully, it turns out we aren’t the only ones suffering from this perverse curiousity. In fact, the German hoons at GRIP were very, very interested in answering this question.

How do we know this? Well, for starters it appears they commendeered a disused military base complete with town-like sections of buildings and streets to test a vehicle’s agility, plus some long, wide runways for high speed running. Secondly, they’ve assembled a superstar collection of getaway vehicles (tuned models from Audi, Dodge and Porsche), plus one very special police car with which to play the game of cops & robbers about which young gearheads can only dream. So grab some poppin’ corn and make the jump for the video and an explanation of what’s going on, since all the dialogue is auf Deutsch. (Our friends who took Spanish instead in high school are totally jealous right now…maybe.)