Gunther Werks is pleased to unveil the next phase of the analog driving experience in the form of a speedster. Revealed for the first time, this open-top machine debuted at The Quail, hosted at Quail Lodge & Golf Course in Carmel, California. Providing an exceptional analog driving experience on any road or track, Gunther Werks developed a new open-air model that not only heightens the experience with the rush of wind through your hair, but also pushes the boundaries of performance to build a stronger, lighter, faster car. For it's unveiling, the speedster is presented in Cannes paint (provided by PPG Paints) over Dawn Orange leather.
The new speedster by Gunther Werks includes several performance upgrades which include remapped engine tuning to give a modest horsepower and torque increase.
As part of Gunther Werks' continued partnership with Eisenlohr Racing, the car features revised lightweight center lock hubs to improve strength and handling. An all-new adaptive suspension from JRZ which features three specially-developed modes (Composed, Sport, Sport Plus).
LIMITED TO TWENTY-FIVE EXAMPLES
As Gunther Werks' production of coupe commissions is limited to 25 examples, Gunther Werks plans to commission only 25 speedsters. Production of the vehicle is scheduled for early 2022, after production of 25 Coupe commission productions has concluded.
In revising the chassis to accommodate an open cockpit, Gunther Werks has taken extensive steps to avoid the common side effects of eliminating the roof, which typically reduces torsional rigidity. Stiffening the chassis has been extensively undertaken by employing advanced reinforcement in the space where the coupe's rear seat compartment was previously located.
Now this area is sheltered by the new carbon fiber speedster top tonneau cover. Integrating a new roll cage and roll hope system not only improves occupant safety, but also contributes to chassis stiffness.
This speedster now achieves 8,200 pounds of torsional stiffness. Interior improvements include a new carbon fiber dash and a new carbon fiber steering wheel.
A lower rake windscreen utilizes glass stabilized with a Gunther Werks-developed carbon fiber frame cowl, with steel reinforcements.
A new lightweight single-skin bonnet is more than 25% lighter than the Gunther Werks coupe's current double-sided coupe hood. The rear of the Speedster incorporates a revised duck tail spoiler with a ram air scoop and all new 3D-printed Inconel exhaust tips. Other features include Speedster specific billet aluminum side mirrors and streamlined aluminum light weight door handles that replace the factory steel units.
A fully bespoke headlight system was developed to take advantage of the latest in LED technology. The entire lighting bucket is constructed from a combination of lightweight forged T-6061 aluminum components and carbon fiber to accommodate the larger Bi-LED projectors and active day time running lights. The assembly is encased in a beautiful hand-polished aerospace grade glass housing, taking inspiration from the original design elements.
Our 4.0-liter has been meticulously developed by Rothsport from Oregon, to create the ultimate classically aspirated flat-six. From Mahle pistons to twin spark Motec Engine management, coil over plug ignition, individual throttle bodies, billet crankshaft, rods & barrels, no part of the engine is left untouched.
The target: a 7800 rpm redline, 330lb feet of torque, and 400+ horsepower.
The original Getrag G50 is reborn with completely bespoke custom ratios offering a superior balance between performance, refinement & touring. The shift linkage is upgraded, a single mass mid-weight flywheel and uprated single-plate clutch are installed, as is a new differential featuring carbon clutches.