(from Rinspeed Press
Release) Rinspeed introduces the new Indy - based on the
Porsche 997 Carrera S - at the IAA Frankfurt 2005
Following the traditional colours of the American oval and F1 race
track at Indianapolis and the respective racing series, the renown
Swiss Porsche tuner Rinspeed has - in cooperation with the
internationally active paint produces Lesonal - restyled and
repainted the Porsche 997 in the extraordinary colour white
metallic. A colour which is also well connected to the Porsche
factory and which will set a new trend for the coming years.
In the spirit of this racing tradition, the newly designed complete
front skirt/bumper, side skirts, rear wing and rear skirt/bumper
with integrated diffuser give the Porsche 997 not only an
unmistakeable visual difference, but optimize the aerodynamical down
force as well.
The four way adjustable coil-over suspension with individual height
and stiffness settings lower the Rinspeed Indy by 35mm (1.4"). Two
piece five-spoke aluminium wheels of the dimension 8.5x19 inches in
front and 11x19 inches on the rear axle with Continental
SportContact 2 tires of the sizes 235/35 and 315/25 ensure an ideal
grip in turns and while accelerating or braking. The high
performance eight piston brake system with front rotors in the
dimension of 380mm x 32mm (15.25" by 1.25") axle are a tight fit
within the wheel openings. The rear axle is not neglected by being
fitted with 355m x 32mm (14" by 1.25") rotors.
The interior was left purposely very spartanic by the Swiss tuners
to follow the original RS philosophy. The factory comfort seats have
been exchanged with bucket seats which are colour matched on their
back to the the outside body. The rear seats are deleted as a part
of the Indy package as well. In order to steer the Porsche 997 even
more precisely, the ergonomically formed steering wheel and the
shifting knob are covered with Alcantara.