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2007 Rinspeed 911 Le Mans 600

2007 Rinspeed 911 Le Mans 600

2007 Rinspeed 911 Le Mans 600

The Swiss Porsche specialist Rinspeed launches its new and exclusive accessories program “Le Mans” for the latest Porsche 997 Turbo models

The body

The Le Mans front skirt with integrated Carbon splitters appears eye-catching and produces a higher aerodynamic down force at the front axle. This increase results in a better road handling. The bigger and re-shaped air intakes for the radiators and the brakes improve the cooling of them considerably. Additional headlights with day light driving lights and the inboard moved fog lights guarantee a sporty yet elegant appearance. The newly – especially for the Turbo developed – side skirts connect optically the front and rear fenders in a maximal way. It follows the new body lines harmonically. Further appearance improvement is achieved by the Carbon covers for the rear view mirrors. The “Le Mans” rear skirt with integrated exhaust tips also increases the down force on the rear axle and esthetically supports the high performance exhaust system with integrated metal catalytic converters. Eye-catching yet not separable element is the rear wing which sits tightly above the rear hatch. The wing profile is also available in a Carbon finish.

The propulsion

For the first time the Swiss tuners have also addressed the engine output. The 3.6 liter power pack produces in the “Le Mans” breathtaking 600 hp (441 kW) at 6’700 rpm, the torque is increased to almost unbelievable 800 Nm at 4’000 Nm. The engine conversion includes two special VTG turbo chargers, a new Carbon air intake ram-air system with sport air filters, improved intercoolers as well as a high performance exhaust system with metal catalytic converters.

These modifications allow the Rinspeed Le Mans to be accounted amongst one of the fastest street legal sports cars. The sprint from 0-100 km/h is achieved by the super sportsman in just 3.3 seconds, the 200 km/h mark is reached in 10.9 seconds and the top speed is clocked at 343 km/h.

Further equipment of the Le Mans consists in an adjustable suspension which is based on the original PASM damper system. It has been developed in cooperation with Bilstein and assures a precise road handling in the top class. Maximum braking is achieved by an efficient and stable high performance brake kit with 8 pistons aluminum calipers and 380 mm x 34 mm at the front axle and 6 pistons calipers with 360 mm x 32 mm at the rear axle.

A close contact to the road is ensured by the typical and well sold Rinspeed 20 inch aluminum wheels in the C5/1 design. The rear wheels have been widened to the size of 12 x 20″ especially for the Turbo. The tires sizes of 245/30-20 at the front axle and 325/25-20 at the rear axle hug the road for sufficient grip for the Swiss super sportsman.

In Detail

tags 997
submitted by Richard Owen
type Professionally Tuned Car
engine Aluminum M96/70S Flat-6
position Rear Longitudinal
aspiration Borg Warner Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Twin Turbos
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Bosch Motronic DME 7.8 Fuel injection
displacement 3596 cc / 219.4 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
compression 9.0:1
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 6700 rpm
specific output 166.85 bhp per litre
torque 800 nm / 590.0 ft lbs @ 400 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel w/Rinspeed Carbon Fibre BOdykit
driven wheels 4WD w/PSM, PTM
wheel type Rinspeed C5/1
front tires 245/30-20
rear tires 325/25-20
front brakes Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Bilstein Adj Syspension
r suspension Multi-link w/Bilstein Adj Syspension
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 5-Speed Tip-Tronic
top speed ~343 kph / 213.1 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.2 seconds