Porsche Turbo

Porsche Turbo

A few weeks ago, German tuner 9ff unveiled the GTurbo tuning package, but while the most powerful version developed 1,000 HP, 9ff pulled the GTurbo 1200 straight out of a hat during the Essen Motorshow. For those not packing much common sense, that’s a model developing a spectacular 1,200 HP.

The GTurbo 1200 is based on a Porsche GT2 model, but is modified to be made lighter. There are a series of carbon fiber elements, along side and rear windows that have been replaced by Macrolon items. There is also a new set of 19" wheels.

After 9ff added titanium connecting rods, 9ff cylinder head with bigger valves and ports, 9ff camshafts, and 130mm intercoolers, the twin-turbo engine now develops an impressive 1200 HP and 1100 NM of torque. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will hit an impressive 248 mph. The whole package is finished by a new titanium exhaust system that has adjustable valves for a quiet, sportier sound. The car is currently available for sale at a price of 219,000 euro (around $285,000).

UPDATE 12/13/2010: The monsieur’s over at OptionAuto were given the chance to take the 9ff GTurbo 1200 for a test run – lucky, lucky, lucky – and did they take the hammer down on this bad boy, documenting the whole escapade in a five-part video that you can find after the jump.

Specifications after the jump.

No, you are not seeing double. We did in fact feature some of these same photos a few days ago when we brought you Promotive’s 900 HP package for the997 Turbo , but pop open the hood of these cars and what you’ll find is a completely different setup. While the previous package for the Porsche pumped out 900 racing ponies, this new package by Arkansas-based Porsche tuner, Protomotive, delivers a much tamer 750hp. Okay, tame may not be a suitable word for an engine that produces 750hp, but this engine setup does provide for a more leisurely ride than the first one, so the use is validated.

In order to obtain the 750 HP output, the tuner is offering less drastic modifications with a modified VTG, custom engine tune, custom transmission tune, TUBI exhaust, and FABSPEED air intake. Next to the engine update, Protomotive also fixed up the exterior with a new wing, air side inlets, new mirror caps, a new front spoiler, grills, and gas cap, all made in carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber is also offered for the interior with the back seat cover, A/C surround, center console, and door panels covered in the stuff.

New performance numbers for the Porsche 997 Turbo haven’t been announced yet, but we can’t imagine that a modified 3.8 liter flat-six engine producing 250 more horsepower than its standard brother would make for a small jump in performance.

Source: Protomotive

Porsche tuners are a dime a dozen, but good Porsche tuners come in much less numbers. So how can you tell which are the good, the bad, and the ugly? Well, for starters, you take a look at their experience. For example, Protomotive Engineering has over 25 years of experience in tuning Porsche models and the US-based Porsche tuner even claims that they are “The World’s Fastest Porsche Tuner.” That leads us to the next step of finding a good Porsche tuner; taking a look at what they have done to see if it is any good. As proof to their claim, Protomotive have created a package for the Porsche 997 Turbo that will take the standard 3.8 liter flat-six engine to a staggering 900hp from 500!

After installing modified GT turbochargers, K&N air filters, a custom exhaust, a set of 80lb fuel injectors, custom headers, and an ECU remap, the engine can now almost double its output. In order to handle this impressive amount of power, the 997 Turbo has been fitted with a new suspension system supplied by Ruf and a FABSPEED air intake. There is also a new of set of wheel spacers and custom rims that come with a two-tone finish and use a multi-spoke design.

The car’s exterior also receives some additions with a new front spoiler, wing, grill, and side air inlets all made of carbon fiber. The interior is splattered with red and the center console and door panels are also made of carbon fiber.

Hit the jump to see a video of the Porsche 911 Turbo by Protomotive in action!

Source: BD Motor

This wouldn’t be the first time anyone hears about a powerful tuning kit for the Porsche 997 Turbo . Misha Designs and TechArt are just two of the tuners that have gotten their hands on the Porsche, in terms of style anyway. While these two tuners were able to make the Turbo look pretty, German tuner, SpeedART, was able to get their hands under the hood to pump up the volume of the sports car’s power with the new "BTR-II 650 EVO" (Bi-Turbo Racer, 2. generation with 650 hp and Evolution-body kit), making it the worldwide strongest Porsche 997 Turbo and the only one with an enforced PDK-gearbox.

Speedart tacked on some extra get-up-and-go for the Porsche 997 Turbo by offering offering a modified motronic, bigger 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 of this overhaul is 650 HP and 900 NM of torque taking this sports car from 0 to 124 mph in just over 9 seconds and enabling it to have a top speed of over 208 mph.

Don’t worry, the tuners added some aesthetic flair as well. The most obvious being Porsche’s Meteor Gray metallic paint job with delicately placed red accents throughout the exterior of the car. As far as actual pieces go, they improved the look of the 997 with an aerodynamic kit that includes a new designed front bumper with spoiler lip and gun-metal frames for more down force and better brake cooling (EVO-version). Side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a rear spoiler with a movable rear wing were also added. The car sits on 20" 3-piece screwed forged wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Not long after the announcement of the Enigma tuning kit for the award winning Audi R8 V10, Australian tuner RENM has also released details on a new RM580 tuning kit based on the Porsche 997 Turbo . The package comes with two stages of power upgrades that lead the sports car to a total output of 580 HP (up from the standard 500 HP) and 800 NM of torque. This power increase translates into a 0-60mph sprint in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph (an increase of 7 mph compared to the standard 997 Turbo that can hit a top speed of 194 mph).

The RM580 package includes a new exhaust system made from T309 stainless steel, with sports catalytic converters, various suspension kits that lower ride and improve handling, and a set of three piece forged wheels with titanium fasteners. On the interior, the tuner opted for carbon fiber inserts and a revised steering wheel.

Although this may be a more complete package for the Porsche 997 Turbo, it would be quite interesting to compare numbers with the new aerodynamic package provided by Vorsteiner that includes an art dry carbon fiber vacuum technology. This technology allows for a stronger and stiffer bodykit that is also 40% lighter than the components used in the standard model. Unfortunately, Vorsteiner has not released the Porsche’s new performance numbers yet, so this will be a comparison that we will have to wait to see.

Press release after the jump.

After a few weeks of subtle marketing, Vorsteiner has unveiled details on their new aerodynamic package for the latest version of the Porsche 997 Turbo . This new package was designed to maximize performance by optimizing the power to weight ratio of the vehicle.

In order to do that, Vorsteiner took advantage of the art dry carbon fiber vacuum technology. This technology allows for a stronger and stiffer bodykit that is also 40% lighter than the components used in the standard model.

The front end on the V-RT gets a newly redesigned front bumper cover made of carbon fiber composite (CFRP), as well as the addition of an add-on carbon fiber chin spoiler and larger duct openings. Things are just added to the 997 Turbo as the fog lights have been removed to improve the car’s appearance. The package is finished by forged 1-piece monoblock aluminum wheels and high performance Michelin PS2 sport tires.

With this drastic weight reduction, we can only imagine that the 997 Turbo’s performance will be improved almost as dramatically. We’ll have to wait a little longer for that confirmation since the tuner has not revealed those numbers.

Source: Vorsteiner

Ohio-based tuner Switzer Performance has unveiled a new tuning package for the Porsche 997 Turbo . The tuner worked on reprogramming the Porsche’s transmission control unit (TCU) software to increase the torque limits, but they needed more than that if they wanted to obtain a total of 700 HP.

Switzer disassembled, upgraded, and rebuilt the Tiptronic transmission to meet customer demands for higher hp projects. The first builds produced transmissions that were stronger and sharper than the factory unit, but not strong enough to contain Tym’s hard-hitting P800. So the tuner kept on working. They added more clutches to eliminate slippage, additional friction surfaces to ensure more efficient power delivery, a modified valve body to improve shift speed, and (last, but not least) another round of transmission programming which enabled the Tiptronic to have a tremendous boost in power and live up to its potential.

The result? A sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds on standard tires and standard air pressure while running on pump gas. The price for the package is $7990.

The Porsche Turbo 997 is no stranger to the push and pulls of everyday tuners. There are so many tuning packages available for this vehicle that a consumer can pretty much take a name out of a hat and that particular tuning form will have a package for this incredible vehicle. Now, in the midst of all those packages, APS Sportec has revealed the SP580 tuning package for the new Porsche Turbo 997 . The tuning package is available for both six speed manual or PDK variants and is priced at £9,400.

Thanks to some ECU updates, ignition and turbo boost parameters, a new stainless steel sports exhaust system with high flow catalytic converters, and two 70mm ‘twin’ tailpipes, the engine’s output has been increased to an impressive 580 HP at 6500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph.

The package also includes forged alloy wheels, suspension, and braking upgrades.

Even with all of these engine modifications, the SP580 tuning package is still a little shy of the massive 700hp obtained by the tuning firm, 9ff, for their rendition of the Porsche Turbo 997 . This just means we have yet to find a package to outrun 9ff’s model. Keep trying, folks!

Porsche is about to replace the 997 , so one might ask why we even bother talking about the old Porsche 996? Well, that’s easy. We talk about it because it is a very cool car and tuners are still into it.

In fact, Switzer is offering a new tuning package for the 996 Turbo called the P700 and its name is sure to give away the fact that Switzer has been able to pump out 700HP on the good old 996. The P700 can turn out such impressive power thanks to new, billet-wheel K16 turbo upgrades. It even runs on 93 octane pump gas!

Other features included in the Porsche 996 P700 package are a Switzer Performance exhaust, a high flow BMC air filter, Iridium spark plugs and a high flow fuel injector system. It also features a Switzer silicone hose kit, billet diverter valves, HD wastegate actuators, and an electronic boost controller.

The Porsche 996 P700 is priced at $8,995. A fair price for all that equipment.

See the P700 package on the dyno in the video after the jump.

It wasn’t long ago that the creative minds over at TechArt unveiled the Aerodynamic Kit I for the Porsche Turbo and, already, they have brought out another from under their sleeve. TechArt has just released the official details on their new Aerodynamic Kit II for the Porsche 911 Turbo that is said to bring out the "sporty and masculine features of the car".

The Aerodynamic Kit II includes the engine package TA 097/T1 or TA 097/T2 that add an extra 70 HP and 120 HP, respectively, to the series model from the 480 HP the Porsche 911 Turbo brings to the table straight from the factory. It includes front and rear aprons, front and rear spoiler, and aerodynamic side skirts. Illuminating the Porsche 911 Turbo are the daytime running lamps, position light, parking light ,and direction indicators in one LED system unit and a common housing. All components are made out of high-grade materials such as lightweight carbon fiber and hard-wearing polyurethane-RIM.

This Aerodynamic Kit brings a little more exterior shaping than the first package provided by TechArt back in March. The better choice would depend solely on the driver’s preference over looks or speed even though there isn’t much of a dramatic change in appearance from one kit to another. We would opt for speed, of course.

Press release after the jump.

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