Think of this car as the GTI W12’s older cousin, many times removed. Modified by the team at 034 Motorsports, what started as a standard Mk4 is now powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6. That doesn’t sound very special, right? Well, it’s mounted in the middle. That’s right, this is a mid-engine GTI.
Recently, in our Supercar Issue, we brought you our review of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon, featuring photography by Chris Amos. As we have now done with the Ferrari 458 Italia and Porsche 911 Turbo, we thought we’d show you some more of the photos from that rainy shoot, since they didn’t all make it into the magazine.
After showing off the full complement of Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and getting a positive response, we thought we’d offer up another photo set that came out of our recent Supercar Issue. Another Chris Amos joint, the subject of this shoot was one extremely menacing Porsche 911 Turbo. Despite some rainy conditions later in the day, a good time was had by all during the driving and the photographing of Porsche’s turbocharged beast.
We have just taken delivery of a 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo. Unfortunately, the 500-horsepower all-wheel-drive monster is sitting outside in a torrential downpour, which means we don’t have any images of it yet. Powered by a biturbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six, the 911 Turbo is about as bonkers as you can get a 911 without slapping a “GT” on the boot. 480 pound-feet of torque is on hand, with an additional 36 pound-feet available during overboost. Putting the power to the road is a seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK for short).