A decade ago, if you drove a car with 200 HP, it was something special; but today it is hard to even find a car with less horsepower. Factory V6s are making more than V8s used to, and get a lot better gas mileage. These days it is not uncommon to have anywhere from three to four hundred ponies under the hood of your ride. So in order to stand out in a world of high performance Porsches, you need something special, something like an 800 HP 911 GT2 . The American tuning company Switzer Performance can give this to you, for the measly sum of $39,000 plus the cost of the Porsche.
Switzer is able to achieve such astronomical power figured from the flat six thanks to a set of custom ball bearing Garret GT30R-based turbochargers. Switzer’s upgraded turbos are capable of compressing massive amounts of air, while generating less unwanted heat and friction than the stock units, the charged air is them brought back down to operating temperature inside a pair of Switzer’s own MONSTER intercoolers. Each cylinder is then fed additional air and fuel by way of larger injectors and custom intake plenum with an oversized throttle-body. In order to maintain factory driveability, the engine is still controlled by the stock ECU; however Switzer has reprogrammed the unit to get the most out of their custom setup.
Press release after the jump.