Porsche makes some wonderful cars directly from the factory. Most people love these cars just as they are, but some of us want something a little more unique. While the factory Porsche 911 is the sports car that all other sports cars are measured by, a few suspension upgrades and a bit of weight reduction can transform a 911 into something extra special.
The Porsche 911 GT2 (997) was one of the last great pure driving high performance Porsche. It was the last generation of the GT2 with hydraulic steering and a traditional manual transmission.
While a new 991 GT2 has not yet been spied, based on the GT3 it will have a PDK transmission and electronic power steering. It would also likely have rear-wheel steering similar to the 911 Turbo S.
But what if a 997 GT2 is just a bit too much of a sleeper? Well, Magnus Walker and Alex Ross of SharkWerks got together and made an incredible car out an all ready very good machine. The modified GT2 has a color scheme that is very Magnus and the engine has been tuned to get over 700 horsepower.
Jay Leno gets a look at the rear-engined sports car and all of the details of the turbocharged beast are shown. Then he gets a chance to take it for a drive and see just how nicely it drives.
A Dyno is a very valuable piece of machinery when a car is tuned. If an engine has a custom build then it gives important information to make sure that the engine is performing at its best.
In this video a tuned Porsche 911 (964) gets its time on the Dyno. The data is then put to good use to see how the car can further be tuned to make the most power.
The 964 has a modified engine that was enlarged from 3.6-liters to 3.8-liters. To put the extra power to use the rear-engined sports car gets a new chip and after being Dynoed a custom chip can be made based on what it finds to further improve the use of all the power.
Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire.com likes tuned cars a lot. In the above video Matt was handed the keys to the mad 1,500 HP Evolution Motorsport “Mayhem” 997 Turbo. The massively tuned Porsche 911 Turbo has so much power that it has a difficult time putting all of that power to the rear wheels.
In the video Matt drives the tuned 911 from a rolling start on a half mile runway with no practice runs. The car manages to light up all four of the tires when the boost kicks in a couple of gears. Amazingly, at the half mile make the car manages a speed of over 175 MPH. The short video is definitely worth a watch for anybody that loves Porsches, tuned cars or a bit of both.
Reading this via e-mail or Facebook/Twitter and the video is not working? Try this.