Two months ago the high performance tuners at Switzer Performance unveiled their P800 package for the track devouring Porsche GT2. Due to the company’s overwhelming demand from ordinary 997 Turbo owners to produce a package that will upgrade their all wheel drive boosted 911s to make the same 800 HP as the very special P800 super speed machine and take advantage of the more affordable car’s superior level of grip coming from the four wheel drive system and the shorter ratio’s inside the gearbox.
With the 3.6 Liter flat six producing 800 HP, the modified 997 Turbo is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3 seconds, and can run the standing quarter mile in under 10.5 seconds, now that is street bike territory. The increase in output comes thanks to a pair of ball bearing Garrett GT30R turbo chargers, competition style exhaust complete with tuned headers, and electronic boost controller a set of Switzer’s MONSTER intercoolers, a recalibrated ECU and an upgraded carbon clutch to make sure that all 800 HP gets out of the engine.
Press release after the jump.
When Tym Switzer and his crew at Ohio-based Switzer Performance introduced their 800 hp P800 package for Porsche’s track-focused GT2 back in June, a number of inquiries expressed significant interest in the package, but a number of customers asked if they could get the same level of power from the AWD 997TT.
Switzer’s answer was a resounding "Yes!", which brings us to the car pictured here - an 800 hp, all-wheel drive "Yes!" that takes advantage of the 997’s superior traction and shorter gearing to deliver staggering acceleration figures. Think sub 3-second 0-60 runs and 1/4 mile times consistently under 10.5, and you start to get the idea: this car is a monster.
"The P800 kit for the GT2 evolved from the SLEDGEHAMMER project car that ran in the 9’s last year," offers Tym, "that was a race-gas package, but as the program developed, we were able to move to a more streetable package and keep the factory DME, unlike the SLEDGEHAMMER, which used a stand-alone system. Other than that, everything that made the SLEDGEHAMMER so special is still right there in the P800 GT2, and it’s still right there in this 997."
Switzer’s P800 997 package apes their GT2 package’s use of custom GT30 turbochargers with custom billet compressor wheels on ball-bearing center sections in lightweight stainless housings, the heat generated by the turbocharged six is still dissipated by Switzer’s own MONSTER intercoolers, and Switzer’s own DME calibrations still keep everything copacetic. Unlike the GT2, however, the 997TT-based P800 does not require a new intake manifold or upgraded throttle-body. Switzer explains, "Porsche developed a model-specific intake manifold for the GT2, which worked perfectly with the stock VTGs, but didn’t flow enough for the GT30Rs. The 997TT just doesn’t have that problem, which is great because it’s easier to install, and saves the customer some money, too."
Switzer’s 800 hp P800 package for the 997TT includes Switzer’s competition-style exhaust and headers, an upgraded carbon clutch package, electronic boost control, and the previously mentioned GT30R turbos, MONSTER intercoolers, and ECU software. This package is available now through Switzer Performance dealers. Contact Switzer dealers for more.