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Chronolyze software – Click above for high-res image gallery of screen shots

Porsche's optional "Sport Chrono Package" adds a Sport button to the center console that kicks throttle, suspension and engine behavior up a few notches. It also adds a cool swivel-mounted timer to the center of the dashboard (essentially so your friends and passers-by know you have it) and launch control on PDK-equipped models. The upgraded "Sport Chrono Package Plus" adds a memory function to the system and the ability to display and review some of the lap data on the Porsche PCM (multi-function display).

The on-board PCM analysis only scratches the surface, says the team at Chronolyze. According to their engineers (no relation to Porsche AG), the Chrono Package Plus records vehicle speed, engine speed, transmission gear, steering angle, lateral g-forces, engine temperature, outside temperature, distance traveled, altitude and GPS coordinates (on NAV-equipped vehicles). That's a ton of information that is left sitting completely unused.

Since none of this data is available via the PCM, Chronolyze has developed software that extracts the text files (through Bluetooth or the iPod connection) so they may be further analyzed on a computer. The Chronolyze software organizes the data, calculates a 3D analysis of the laps (so they may be played back in real-time animations), and then graphs it all out for your viewing pleasure. In addition, the software also allows users to share telemetry, give ratings and overlay sessions from multiple files. If you've got a properly equipped Porsche in your driveway, give it a trial run. You can get your free beta account here.

[Source: Chronolyze]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I know cars are getting bigger but the Porsche in the story shot is HUGE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool! I've got SC in my '06 Carrera, and have just returned from a three day track weekend. Think I'll take a look at this beta version, sounds great.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "But I don't track my car!"

      "You did a 1:48 at Sears Point on Saturday - see?"

      Not that Porsche would deny a warranty claim based on this system either. =:-o

      Really, just awesome though. I want that in my next car too. Badly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yet another reason why I wish I could afford a Porsche...
      • 4 Years Ago
      God forbid the government subpoenas the data to issue speeding tickets...
      • 4 Years Ago
      that is by far the coolest thing I have seen recently
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have Chrono Package Plus in my car, but the thing is, does this work with PCM 2.1 or the newer PCM 3...I'd need to buy that 800$ optional ipod/bluetooth "M.O.S.T." interface anyways...still, looks awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol... ummm wow...

      haha . yes compare how fast you get to work everyday