By Oliver Hall
A Swiss tuning firm is offering a Porsche 911 which runs on eco-friendly natural gas and low rolling resistance tyres and therefore reduces CO2 emissions in comparison with the conventional model.
Lower fuel consumption is aided by the Michelin Pilot Sport PS tyres which have 19 per cent less rolling resistance, according to Sportec.
The modified Porsche is also reported to be more powerful than the original model, according to the report in the Business Spectator.
The Australian publication reports: ‘Fitted with two additional turbo loaders, the Porsche SP 550 mean and clean boosts the power unit from 480 to 550 hp. A special air filter system provides additional cooling.
‘The six cylinder engine electronics have been reprogrammed improving acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 331 km/h.
‘In addition, Sportec offers an aerodynamic package that includes optimised front spoilers and rear wing in GT racing style.
‘The CNG drive gives the driver the option of switching from petrol to the more eco-friendly natural gas at the press of a button. Sportec did not provide figures for carbon dioxide emissions, but said they were “substantially” lower than for the standard Porsche Turbo. ‘