- TechArt at its finest

There are those that “tune” and there are those that “refine”.

TechArt is one of my favorite aftermarket/upgrading companies. I don’t like calling them just “tuners” or “upgraders”, though because they are deserving of so much more. Over the past three decades, there have been many others that have taken cars to the next level. Some are just awful in my opinion. DARTZ, for example, is not for me. It’s a grotesque display of decadence that outshines the car itself and I mean every word of that the way you just read it. Distasteful and gaudy. But if alligator hides and Swarovski crystals are a must-have in your vehicle, then maybe they are the way to go. Money doesn’t always accompany class and taste for that matter. To each his own, eh? Whatever.

No, TechArt focuses on visual and performance enhancements just like anybody else. Not that Porsches ever need more. Power is something that has never been lacking in the most sought after of Germany’s finest. However, for those who want something just a “little extra”. This might be your next place to visit. What do they differently? For starters, they have a fine reputation for providing warranties on any part they touch. They also consult you on what they feel may work for your particular car. This is customer care at its finest. No, these things don’t come cheap, but then again, neither does the donor car and this is the type of service that is sought out by those who know.

A little background - the company was founded in 1987 by a man named Thomas Behringer and they are officially established as an independent manufacturer. TechArt has been recognized as one of Germany’s finest aftermarket providers and rightfully so. On May 10th, 2008, the TechArt GT Street RS (a car based on the Porsche 997 GT2) ran the quickest time at the yearly Tuner Grand Prix, thus validating their own success and placing them as one of the top respected automotive specialists in Europe.

There are several tuning packages for all models and very similar to Gianni Versace, the late but great fashion designer, they have a knack for both the understated and the extravagant. All without losing focus. But don’t take my word for it. Let these pictures do the talking. If I had the money, I’d have a hay-day JUST picking out the exterior scheme. And then on to the color of the seatbelts…and then the stitching…etc., etc.

For more information, visit their incredibly awesome website: TECHART.

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