SpeedArt unveiled the BTR II 650 EVO, a tuning kit based on the new Porsche Turbo, at the Geneva Motor Show. Starting with the 3,8 liter engine, the tuner added a modified motronic to enlarged the power boost, VTG-turbo chargers, a sport exhaust with sport cats and twin tail pipes plus sport headers/manifolds, sport air filter and enlarged intercoolers. The result is an increase of 150 hp and 150 NM, a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3,2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.
The aerodynamic kit includes: a new designed front bumper with spoiler lip and gun-metal frames, side skirts, rear diffuser and a rear spoiler with movable rear wing. The car sits on 20" twin spoke wheels.
The tuning firm Mansory is well known for their extensive use of exotic carbon fiber to create wild high performance machines like the Cayenne based Chopster and are following up the tradition at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with a very special customized Porsche 997 Turbo. The boosted 911 will include upgrades both inside and out as well as under the rear deck lid, focusing on improving the performance of the twin turbocharged flat six power plant.
The Mansory designed aero package is made up of a new front front bumper complete with lip spoiler with integrated splitter made from lightweight carbon fiber and a GT2 like vent at the top. Out back the Mansory tuned Turbo wears an over sized carbon fiber rear wing giving it the character of a race car while prowling the streets improving the backwards engineered sports car’s stability by providing lots of down force over the wide rear tires. Underneath, Mansory has included a new vented rear apron that not only makes the 997 appear to be even more aggressive, but improves cooling at the same time. As far as horsepower is concerned, Mansory has crafted a sport tuned exhaust system being fed by a set of tuned turbo manifolds to create a screaming powerhouse.
TPC Racing is known for producing some of the best tuned sports cars on the road today with Porsche being one of their specialties. In the past, TPC Racing has taken stabs at modding a number of Porsches, including a 911 and a Cayman with all of them showing a dramatic increase in power and performance after going under the knife, TPC style.
And now, the racing team has released a teaser video of their latest baby, a Porsche 997 2S that was given a single turbo conversion. The teaser video isn’t all that long and it only shows a brief glimpse of the Single Turbo Kit that was outfitted in the 997. But regardless of how long the teaser video is, the sound of the roaring engine was enough for us to be convinced that TPC Racing is well on its way to converting this particular 997 into a monstrous beast.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.