ARES Design Porsche 911 GT3 Targa

High performance versions of Porsche’s iconic 911 have been at the top of the supercar tree for longer than most of its rivals care to remember and when combined with the legendary Renn Sport designation the results are unfailingly impressive. But what if you wanted, say, a GT3 RS but in a less hard-core package that would allow wind in the hair motoring? A car that Porsche itself doesn’t build. Enter ARES Design and its ability to handcraft the finest bespoke creations. The brief was simple; to build a GT3 RS Targa that looked sensational and packed the same stunning performance potential as the GT3 RS Coupe. The finished car is a stunning-looking, yet technologically advanced example of ARES Design’s innovative approach to bespoke conversions. By carefully utilising the finest components from Porsche and combining these with ARES’s cutting edge techniques it has created a stunning one-off Porsche that can stand proudly alongside the world’s finest supercars.


Base car model year: 2017

Engine type: 6 cylinder Boxer

Displacement [cc]: 2981

Power [Hp]: 575

Torque [Nm]: 675

Transmission: PDK Porsche dual-clutch transmission

Suspension: KW Height adjustable suspension

Brake: Porsche ceramic composite brakes

Wheels: GT3 RS alloy wheels 21 inches

Tyres: Front 265/35/r20 rear 325/30/r21

Maximum speed [Km/h]: TBC

Production: 12 weeks


  • Hybrid in Carbon Body modification on GT3 RS Original Porsche Parts, special production of the rear bumper MK1 and MK2 Hybrid in carbon
  • Parts coming from a Porsche GT3 RS:
    • - wings
    • - side panels
    • - front bumper
    • - custom-made rear bumper
    • - inner radiator housing fairings
    • - air ducts
    • - sills


  • Carbon fiber and aluminium


  • Redesign of the interior with Porsche Classic textile cover


  • Porsche communication management with a high-resolution touch display with integrated proximity sensor which allows simple and convenient operations.

Engine upgrade:

  • Upgraded hybrid turbocharger
  • Larger engine throttle body (991.2 from TurboS)
  • Engine intake parts of the Porsche 991.2 3.8 Turbo S
  • 160 bar high pressure pump for fuel delivery
  • Software upgrade ECU
  • Flap exhaust system including sports catalysts