This 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera is a winning race car driven by a championship driver. Its suspension, aero, wheels, and tires were modified for the track. Its driver founded her own racing school using her experience in this car on the track.
Did someone say Porsche? Of course we did. NewYorKars and Oloi have featured the fast coupes from Stuttgart no less than five times. The group spans a timeline from a classic 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 to this lightly modified 2018 911 GT3. December’s featured ride is in good company. This 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera is a full-on racecar, with a large rear wing, JRZ suspension, Forgeline wheels, Yokohama slick tires, and a full roll cage. The custom work was done by Vision Motorsports.
“Going down this addiction path of race car driving has been pretty expensive, but so worth it,” owner and racer Martina Kwan told NewYorKars and Oloi. “I named her Firehorse. I was born in the year of the fire horse and she has accompanied me on a long journey.”
Firehorse had done 20,000 miles by the time Martina purchased it in 2011, and that number now reads 90,000.
Martina won multiple championships in her 911 Carrera, which led to the establishment of her own racing school. Martina and veteran racer Dwain Dement opened DK Racing School in 2020. Students are provided with personalized instructional videos prior to track days to minimize contact during these times of social distancing. Martina and Duane film themselves using the racing simulator as well as driving the full course to show the racing lines.
Students wear masks for drivers’ meetings and track walks on track days.
The 911 Carrera’s 997 generation was produced from 2004 to 2012. Martina’s Carrera marked the first year of the 997.2 update. This included Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission and bi-xenon headlights. Firehorse produced 345 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque in stock form, making it capable of hitting 60 miles per hour from a standstill in about 4.5 seconds. Top speed was 180 mph. Curb weight was about 3,200 pounds.
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