AWE Tuning is no stranger to developing some of the most powerful exhaust systems in the world. The company has taken great lengths in maintaining its reputation through countless hours of developing, prototyping, and track testing their new products.
And after all that hard work and painstaking labor, AWE Tuning has just announced their latest line of Exhaust Solutions that is being prepped for setting the standard in exhaust systems all over the world.
By testing it on their Porsche 997.2TT, AWE Tuning was able to fully develop a number of new products, including a High Flow Cat Sections for the OE Muffler, Cat Delete Pipes for the OE Muffler, a Full Exhaust System reusing the OE Tips, and a Full Exhaust System with AWE Tuning RSR Style Tips.
All these different variations were made using premium quality stainless steel construction and dyno proven power gains. Already being described as “glorious, exotic, and rich” AWE’s new exhaust system is already boasting of performance gains to the tune of an additional 23 horsepower and 22 lb/ft of torque using optional RSR style exhaust tips. The system also shaves off 12 pounds off of the car’s overall weight while providing just the right amount of burbles and pops on the car’s deceleration.
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When you look at a tuned up car from afar, one of the first things that will catch your attention, apart from the front end, are the wheels that they come in. While most people will associate custom wheels as an accessory or a (car) fashion statement, they do have a far more important purpose than just aesthetic improvements.
With that in mind, world famous Porsche tuners TechArt are releasing a new set of 20-inch lightweight forged center-lock wheels they’re calling the ‘TechArt Formula Race” wheels. Coming two sizes for both front axle and one for the rear axle - 8.5J x 20 ET 40 and 8.5J x 20 ET 52 for the front axle and 12J x 20 ET 50 for the rear axle – the new TechArt wheels are based on the lighter twin spokes series rims and are connected through a centerlock. These wheels are 10% lighter than the firm’s “TechArt Formula III” forged wheel and 25% lighter compared to a standard alloy wheel.
The TechArt Formula Race wheels come in titanium gray matte, or if you’re in the mood for some color-coordination, you can have them do the wheels in an individual matched custom color to match the color of your Porsche.
Usually when people drive a car like thePorsche Boxster S, they are very pleased with their form of transportation. Then there are those people that are never fully satisfied with what they have, the old "grass is always greener on the other side" scenario. The latter description fits the owner of this Porsche-turned-Lamborghini Murcielago. Yep, this guy overhauled his Porsche to turn it into a Murcielago. Maybe he missed his chance to own the Lamborghini once the last production model rolled off the line, but that still isn’t a reason to do this to a perfectly good Boxster.
Now, we really shouldn’t share this type of information for fear of someone else creating this type of sin, but this little project - complete with Lamborghini’s scissor doors - cost the owner $45,000. So if you want everyone to make fun of you and turn their nose up at your decision, go ahead and save up $45K and do this to your car.
We doubt that most people in the world are aware of Porsche’s 911 customization brand. It’s called Porsche Exclusive and basically, they take normal 911 models and custom tailor them to your exact needs. From interior detailing to the exterior bits, as well as performance enhancements, Porsche Exclusive can create a personalized 911 just for you.
A team of about 100 specialists at Porsche Exclusive takes care of everything from development to sales. Buyers can delve through a Porsche Exclusive catalog at each dealer. The customer discusses these personalized options directly with the dealership or, if they happen to be in Germany, the Exclusive customer advisers at the factories in Zuffenhausen or Leipzig.
Now you might imagine that such a unique customization brand is quite new, but actually, they’ve just celebrated their 25th anniversary. In addition to the champagne and cake, Porsche will be celebrating with a strictly limited edition of a new 911 Speedster. Only 356 of these models - that Porsche calls, "puristic, open-topped two-seater with low windscreen and double bubble on the convertible-top compartment lid" - will be made, so jump on it before they’re gone.
The 911 is just the first of the celebratory products being offered by Porsche, so if a sports car isn’t in the budget, maybe a book will work. The Porsche Exclusive book will be available in the Porsche Museum shop from March 2011. The museum will also be displaying a special exhibit that will run from March to May 2011.
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We just don’t know what the world is coming to when automakers such as Porsche start making these crazy mediocre plans. Porsche has already planned on offering a hybrid version for every model in their line-up, and now they come out with this nonsense. As a next step on their path towards reducing fuelk consumption and CO2 emissions, the German company is saying they will down size their engines.
In a recent interview, Development Chief Wolfgang Duerheimer said: "If the CO2 guidelines require it, then our engines will become smaller and may have just four cylinders. The important thing is that the performance has to be right. The 911 must always be on the cutting edge."
The good news is that Porsche is trying to think of ways to keep up their performance all while pleasing the greenies out there. One of the ways they will be doing this is by adding turbochargers and direct injection to the smaller engines. And as with every new generation, Porsche also hopes to reduce weight by 10%.
"A constant weight is our minimum requirement in the change to a new generation, even with compliance with all the new safety and comfort requirements. You could hardly achieve much more than that with current technologies" Duerheimer said.
The company is already preparing carbon fiber bodies for road vehicles that will create an additional weight loss of about 50 kilograms. This new technology will be unveiled in the next five years.
German wheel manufacturers, ICW, have released an all-new design exclusively for selected Porsche models. The twin-five-spoke design, dubbed the i-BI, was inspired by dynamism and power, and is meant to evoke what ICW calls “optical sophistication”. Whatever that may be, one thing is for certain, they look a lot like the current GT3 wheel – with a bit more menace. The wheels themselves are milled from a single block of billet Aluminum making them strong and lightweight – two of the most functional aspects of a performance wheel. Fitment does require the use of high-tensile adapters to get the deep dish look without the nasty rubbing that can sometimes occur. Applications include the Porsche Boxster, Cayman, 911, or Panamera and will shortly include the Audi R8 and others. Customers have the choice of 18 or 19 inch options, in either hyper silver or matte black. Pricing starts from €244 per corner which is really not bad considering other options for these cars start at around the €300 mark.
We’ve all been there; riding along in your lowered ride, enjoying the day, when all of a sudden - Thump, Scraaaaaape. Another victim of that darn speed bump. It’s moments like these that make the driver wish he had a higher car. And it’s situations like these that have made TechArt got to the trouble of preparing a new noselift system that can offer 60 mm of additional height at the front spoiler. This system can be applied to models like the Porsche Boxster, the Cayman, and the 911.
The TechArt Noselift System is activated by a convenient little button located in the roof console of the Boxster and in the center console of the Cayman. The noselift system, including that convenient little button, is installed with EMC-safe electronic control units and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses. High performance test procedures are followed to ensure that, when that button is pressed, the car smoothly and silently adjusts its height to a safer level for those nasty little speed bumps and ramps.
Press release after the jump.
Now that Porsche has officially unveiled the new generation Cayenne, they have also slipped out some of the first images and details on the Sport Package that will be offered for the S version starting April 2011. The package carries a small price tag of $3,000.
The package will include larger wheel arches, body-colored door moldings, new trim on the lower body in body color, an added roof spoiler, and quad tailpipes. We anticipate a few changes in the interior followed by a new set of wheels, but no word has been given on what those changes may be.
The standard version is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an output of 300hp. The diesel one gets a 240 bhp, 405 lb-ft 3-liter V6 engine while the S version gets a 4.8-liter V8 with 400 hp. The top version of the Cayenne, the Turbo, is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp. In the USA, the S version is priced at $63,700. So, if you opt for a Cayenne S with the Sport Package - get those calculators out - the prices will start at $66.7K.
The Porsche 911 Turbo models are offered with new 19-inch RS Spyder wheels. The most outstanding feature of these forged aluminum lightweight wheels with their seven U-shaped double spokes is the unique, newly developed central locking. Instead of the wheel nuts generally used in motorsport, these very special wheels come with wheel bolts fastening the new 19-inch RS Spyder wheels firmly and safely on the wheel bearing.
The innovative security mechanism on the wheel bearing is made up of a cartridge fitted in the wheel hub with spring-mounted security bolts. Standing out clearly and impressively, the bolts on the new central locking are eloxy-plated in titanium colour and thus differ clearly and distinctly from the silver-coloured paintwork on the 19-inch RS Spyder wheels.
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