In the performance car world, having more power from your engine is a key factor when it comes to improving a car’s acceleration and overall performance. One of the major factors that is often overlooked by enthusiasts is the use of proper aerodynamic body work and the reduction of weight in key areas. These two methods of modifying a car can improve the overall performance of a car in terms of acceleration, handling, speed, braking, and even fuel economy. One aftermarket car tuning company designed a special body kit for the 997-generation Porsche 911 model that accomplishing both of these goals thanks to its lightweight construction. Called the VRT, the package includes both front and rear carbon fiber body work along with new lightweight forged COR wheels and gives the Porsche 911 a new, more muscular look as well.
The entire body kit is manufactured using an advanced autoclave technique that creates a very strong construction, coupled with an extremely light weight. The process ensures that the carbon fiber is lighter than most aluminum and steel components by up to 40 percent, helping to improve the overall performance of the vehicle. Each of the carbon fiber pieces also boast an OEM-quality fitment to ensure that modifications are not required to the standard body work. Even the new COR wheels have been configured to accommodate the factory bolt pattern or central-locking mechanism.
The VRT package first addresses the front aerodynamics of the Porsche 911. A new bumper with spoiler lip features integrated LED lighting along with larger air intakes to feed the front radiators with cool air. The front spoiler also helps to generate downforce at the front axle for better high-speed stability.
Along each side of the Porsche 911 are new side skirts as part of the VRT package. The side skirts help to visually lower the height of the sports car while also redirect air around the new COR wheels to reduce drag. The roof was also given a new carbon fiber replacement that helps to eliminate over 50 lbs. of weight from the highest point on the car for better overall performance. The rear of the 911 features a new bumper with integrated diffuser system and a new spoiler that generates more downforce than the stock spoiler.
To finish the VRT package, customers can choose from an array of three-piece or monoblock COR wheels that are made from lightweight forged aluminum alloy. The wheels help to reduce weight at the hub to improve overall vehicle performance and wear special high performance tires for added grip.