• Jul 23, 2007

Tuners just can't get enough of the 997 Turbo, with a list so far including SpeedART, TechArt, Edo, Rinspeed, and 9ff. That latter tuner even rings three bells by winning the HP competition, the top speed run, and being a convertible. The Swiss modifier fiddles with the ECU, swaps out the stock turbos for its own units, installs a high-flow exhaust, new air filter, and a strengthened clutch. Sportech also adds hi-po brakes with 6-pot calipers, a sports suspension, and a new front spoiler and rear wing -- and some hot wheels. Then it tunes the entire thing in four stages: from a 530-hp Stage 1 package to a 580-hp Stage 4 time-bender that digs holes in the road with 564-lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 210 mph. We never complain about anyone who adds to the already fantastic 997 Turbo, but in such a crowded and nandrolone-infused field, this latest entrant could sound, well, excuse us for saying so, but... tame.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      im sure theyre still testing,i think the 580hp is stage 2.
      and they have stages to 5.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why does Porsche leave all that performance on the table for someone else to find? 10,000 cars per year is not a mass market, so it's not like Porsche has to pander to the lowest common denominator.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Porsche is doing more than 100,000 cars a year... and every car is able to get modded...even for exotics like Ferrari Lamborghini you find many tuner offereing upgrades...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Curious. Don't bigger turbos mean longer turbo lag? How do tuners get around this problem?

      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't really recall ever going a two weeks without hearing about some tuned 911 by some European tuning house. Not that is bad but some variety would be nice. Hopefully when the new Nissan GT-R is out for awhile we'll see something different from tuners.