Wild Thing
evo India|April 2018

Meet the wildest Porsche in the country, one of only 30 in the world, the TechArt GTstreet R. And it has been built in India

Sirish Chandran
IMAGINE SCROLLING THROUGH Instagram, checking out a post by one of the gazillion go-faster shops peppering your feed and thinking… hmmm… maybe my 911 Turbo S could do with some more horsepower. Now with 571bhp from the twin-turbocharged flat-six the Turbo S isn’t exactly lacking in horsepower; heck with four-wheel drive and a gigantic 700Nm of torque it is one of the fastest accelerating sports cars on the planet with a sub ten second acceleration time to 200kmph. Yup, 200kmph in under ten seconds. But then again Boopesh Reddy isn’t your average sports car enthusiast. The man behind

Bren Garage – check them out on Instagram – Boopesh is among the most hardcore of car enthusiasts I’ve ever met, and he has the means to indulge his passions. The last time I met him at the Bren Garage in Bengaluru I clocked three evo Car of the Year winners – the 911 R, Cayman GT4 and 458 Speciale – sitting alongside a bunch of Lambos, Astons and Porsches. This guy knows his cars and far from being a victim of current trends and fashions, he buys cars that both will be used (on road and track) and will attain iconic status. That he bought a 458 Speciale despite the dealer offering him a 488 GTB tells you as much. And among those 911s parked in his garage was a brand new 991.2 Turbo S. Little did we imagine that a few months later that very same car would be sent to Racetech in Bengaluru to be turned into the wildest Porsche in the country.

Boopesh picks up the story. “I follow TechArt on Instagram and as soon as I saw the GTStreet R I called Manik (of Racetech and official India representative of TechArt) to ask if we could do it in India. And he said yes.”

A month later Boopesh was in Germany to check out the TechArt facilities in Leonberg and get behind the wheel of a prototype. “It was something I hadn’t ever experienced”, says Boopesh of the GTstreet R. The moment I saw it I knew I should get it but I had this question whether we could do this in India, whether the TechArt people will come to India to install it.”

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