Based in Dortmund, Germany, car tuning company 9ff is a specialty car shop that converts stock Porsche vehicles into street legal race cars. The company was founded in 2001 by Jan Fatthauer and derives its name from the Porsche 911. The company started out by creating the extensively rebuilt 9ff GT9 that was created out of a Porsche 911 (997) GT3 base car. The model later evolved into and was replaced by the GT9-R. For better weight distribution, the vehicle came with its engine in the engine that provides maximum rear-wheel grip. The engine placement and engine performance is perhaps the only real difference between the Porsche 911 and the 9ff GT9-R. A total of 150 GT9s have been produced by the company out of which 20 have been in GT9-R specification. The prices for the model range between £150,000 and £540,000 and the company promise to be able personalize each vehicle to a particular customer’s needs so that no two 9ffs are the same.
Even though the 9ff GT9-R is based on the Porsche 911, its interior has been stripped and fitted with a roll cage for safety and features a square patterned trim in blue leather. The interior design was kept simple though adding up a few additional elements for a better feel within the cabin.
To ensure that each 9ff GT9-R is special, the company provides the customers with several customization options including a choice between multiple aero kits. The street legal car comes with a full range of customization options with the exterior being individually adjustable to cater to the car’s performance as specified by the customer. The model can be geared to enhance the track performance or the maximum top speed.