Porsche 911 (997)

Porsche 911 (997)

The car tunings for Porsche never seems to end. This time, it’s the Porsche 997 GT3 , courtesy of Sharkwerks and Evolution Motorsports.

In addition to the apple green exterior, the US-based car tuners upgraded the 997 GT3’s engine by adding 0.3 liters, from a 3.6-liter engine in the traditional 997 GT3 to 3.9-liter to their own version. As a result, the tuners were able to spike the 997 GT3’s horsepower from 415 hp to 502 hp.

Likewise, the two tuners developed their own parts for the car, with Sharkwerks working on the piston upgrades and Evolution Motorsports banging up an upgraded cylinder kit for the 997 GT3.

A video of the work done by the Sharkwerks and Evolution Motorsports is available so you can see first-hand how the whole process of tuning the 997 GT3 came about.

Source: Sharkwerks

There’s always a thin line between being caught in the cross-fires and plunging head-on to it. That was the situation two men from Ottawa found themselves in and they chose the latter.

Riding in a 2008 Porsche 997 , Ryan O’Connor and Matt Speza – the brother of the Ottawa Senators’ Jason Speza – chased down a man who had just sexually assaulted a distraught woman.

The two men were driving around the streets of Ottawa when a woman jumped in front of them and asked for help after being sexually assaulted. O’Connor and Speza then told the woman to get in the car after which they chased down the suspect along a number of residential areas in the city, even going at speeds in excess of 170 kmh.

The chase finally ended when the assailant ran into a police barricade along Highway 416.

Source: The Star

The U.K based tuning firm Cargraphic has just unveiled a new tuning package for the Porsche 911 Turbo 997 , the GT RSC 3.6. This highly modified 911 Turbo’s power plant has been boosted in order to achieve a maximum output of 624 HP up from the standard 473 HP offering from the 3.6 Liter flat six engine.

The 911’s body has been upgraded with a low hanging downforce inducing front lip that looks like it will scrape the surface over rough roads and a large oversized rear wing to keep the heavy end of the turbocharged Porsche planted to the road. Rounding out the exterior of the Cargraphic GT RSC 3.6 are a set of staggered black mesh racing wheels complete with a decorative white stripe around the rim and a deep dish rear lip with a set of oversized brakes underneath.

Inside the modified Carrera a full roll cage stiffens the chassis enough to handle the extra 150 HP from the boosted boxer engine. Thanks to the newfound grunt, the Cargraphic GT RSC RSC 3.6 is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.0 seconds and reach 180 MPH from rest in only 22.8 seconds. The twin turbo 997 is quite the impressive machine from the factory, but with a little help from Cargraphic it becomes a true super car competitor.

New Porsche 911 Carrera 4S by TechArt

The Porsche tuning experts from Germany, TechArt have just unveiled their latest take on the all wheel drive 911 Carrera 4S at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In typical TechArt fashion the sports car’s aerodynamics have been improved with an aggressive body kit with choice of two exhausts with optional headers and high flow catalytic converters as well as three rear wing options and a wide variety of shoes.

Press release after the jump.

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The latest tuner that entered on the exclusive list of Porsche tuner is SKN. The German tuner unveiled today its Porsche 997 Biturbo based on the Porsche 997 Turbo . In order to let its customers choose the tuner created 3 stages for the vehicle: the stage 1 tweaks the ECU and adds a new sports air filter boosting the car to an astonishing 500 hp;

Porsche 997 Biturbo by SKN

stage 2 adds 40 extra hp and reduces the power to weight ratio to 2.94 kg per hp, offering a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds; stage 3 receives a new exhaust system , 566 hp and 780 Nm of torque making possible the sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.

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When you own a Porsche 911 (997) , it’s difficult to customize it because the car is almost perfect fresh from the factory. But DKR Tuning is trying to make it even better. The manufacturer released today the tuning kit available for the Porsche 997 Turbo . This consists in a front lip spoiler, new side sills and a new rear lip spoiler.

Porsche 997 Turbo by DKR Tuning

For better stability and handling a new H&R sport suspension kit was installed as well as a new set of 19 inch Cargraphic RS wheels. The engine received the DKR Performance Level II engine management system upgrade as well as a new exhaust system which making it capable to develop 540 hp and 557 ft lbs of torque. Price of the kit: $7,500.

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The Porsche 997 Turbo received a new updated package from the German tuner Roock. The RST 600 LM Porsche 911 Turbo kit features a new body kit, electronic adjustable sport suspension, lightweight aluminum racing wheels and a titanium exhaust system. It was developed with the occasion of celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Le Mans Victory.

Roock RST 600 LM based on the Porsche 997 Turbo

The new Roock RST 600 LM Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.6L engine capable of 602 hp with a top speed of 212 mph. The manual gearbox version can reach 62 mph in 3.3 sec and the Tiptronic S model does even better, in just 3.1sec.

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German tuner Vorsteiner specializes in BMW , Mercedes and now is turning its attention to the Porsche 911 (997) . The 997 V-GT Coupe by Vorsteiner features a full carbon-fiber front spoiler, a front lip spoiler, a new rear vented bumper with integrated carbon-fiber air diffuser and a new rear wing spoiler for better stability.

Porsche 997 V-GT Coupe by Vorsteiner

Also, the tuner added new carbon-fiber door sills with Vorsteiner logo. In order to improve the looks, a new set of 5-spoke V-301 Series wheels were added.

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For all the Porsche fans, Evolution MotorSports unveiled its lates tuning kit for the Porsche 997 Turbo . The tuner made all the fans a surprise, under the hood, were we can find : a new Billet Wheel High Flow VTG Turbos, Billet Aluminum Turbocharger Diverter Valves, High Flow ClubSport Intercoolers and VTG Headers w/ Pyramid Merge Collector - Ceramic Coated. Maybe you are wondering what these parts do...well, they all help the car achieve an astonishing 700 hp and when 725 hp when using racing fuel . Also a new street clutch system was installed as well as a new ECU software.

EVT700 based on the Porsche 997 Turbo

The new bodykit of the car consists in a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, new side sills, a big carbon fiber rear spoiler and a re-designed rear bumper featuring a new EVT-700 Exhaust System.

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Based on the Porsche 997 Carrera, the Gembala GTR650 Avalanche made quite a buzz when it was launched, back in 2006. With 650 hp the car was capable to hit 200 km/h in just 11.2 seconds while the top speed was limited to 335 km/h. The vehicle’s engine delivered an impressive 820 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm. We say impressive due to the fact that a standard Porsche 997 Carrera delivered half of the torque, „only” 400 Nm at 4800 rpm.

Gembala Avalanche GTR650 Evo

Gemballa unveiled an Evo version of the GTR650 which involves a new aero package, featuring a GT Evo front bonnet, an Avalanche front skirt, GT2 Evo Carbon front lip, GTR Evo rear skirt and a GTR Evo Carbon rear spoiler. More informations when the official information will be unveiled!

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