Here's something we definitely don't see everyday. When Kevin Luc (aka Aznkid) first showed me this car I couldn't believe my eyes. From the crazy wide body to the wicked set of Kinesis wheels, this feature had to be seen. Not to mention Kevin busted his ass in the snow to bring it to us - we just couldn't say no. But now that I have the spec sheet in front of me and an article to write, I'm having second thoughts. The list seems to never end on this beautiful package of motorsports bundled into a chassis with four wheels. Since Porsches are race bred and fit for the track, let's take a look at the performance features that helps blast the car down the quarter mile at 12.2 seconds.
Outfitted with a traditional RR setup, popping the so to say trunk of the Porsche reveals a plethora of modifications that comes to a surprise to many of us. The most prevalent feature of the entire setup is a TPC supercharger kit with a 10psi pulley upgrade. Cooling off this method of forced induction is a Spearco air to air intercooler baring dimensions of 10x10x3.5. A Turbo XS blow off valve was installed to help relieve any excess pressure when coming to a twisty turn. To help flow all the ridiculous amounts of force fed air into the motor, the head was removed and received a custom port and polish job. A multi-angle valve job and bronze sleeved guides was done and installed along with titanium valves and retainers. Solid mechanical lifters were also thrown into the mix along with a set of Web Race Cams sporting a more aggressive lift and duration profile for the new motor setup. The entire longblock was then put back together and the bolt-on parts began to take form.
Feeding air into the motor has been made easier with a BMC Carbon Dynamic airbox system. The air is then pushed through a FVD custom taper bored wide throttle body that was machined 3mm to make it in perfect spec to the rest of the setup. Following the setup onward, CarGraphic extractor manifolds (equal length race headers) are then seen bolted onto the head. Flowing through a set of CarGraphic high-flow cats, everything is ultimately expelled through a set of custom fabricated stainless steel straight pipes. For extra security in cooling off the boiling oil, a CarGraphic front mounted secondary oil cooler kit was installed. With everything bolted on and reassembled, the finishing touches were applied to the power train setup. NGK Iridium spark plugs were gapped and installed along with Beru 9mm spark plug wires. The entire setup was then tuned on a Neutronics dyno-tuned software with an OBD II re-map. Helping to get all the power to the ground is a GT custom experimental tiptronic transmission.
For proper track usage, this Porsche was outfitted with some of the highest quality goods when it came to suspension components. A set of H&R SuperCup coilovers were re-valved to a custom spec by Roock Racing in Germany, giving the Porsche an extremely balanced suspension set. TRG front and rear sway bars were then installed to help balance the rest of the suspension components. Up front is a Gemballa front carbon fiber strut tower brace fastening down the chassis. Allowing for full adjustability are Roock Racing front and rear monoballs and camber plates. Roock Racing also supplied the solid rear sub-frame mounts as the finishing touch. Further reinforcing the custom transmission is a Solaroli Motorsports solid transmission mount.
Perfect suspension setup backed with over 500hp, as great as the stock brakes are on the Porsche it was time for a revamp. A set of Brembo Big Red 4-piston calipers were installed in the front and rear along with a matching set of 13" 2-piece rotors. Pagid orange brake pads were squeezed in between the new caliper and rotor combination and Goodrich stainless steel brake lines ensure the package is complete. As I mentioned before, this Porsche sports a custom set of Kinesis Motorsports 3-piece wheels. The 18x9 and 18x11 set were reverse drop gold anodized in the centers, sporting a polished lip as well. Looking for a true set of well rounded tires, the Kinesis wheels were wrapped with Bridgestone's Potenza S-03 Pole Position tires. A 255/40 and a 285/35 provides the custom wheels the protection they need.
Now that you've read about the 18x9 and 18x11 wide wheels on the Porsche, it's easy to understand how wide the Gemballa carbon fiber GT2 fender flares are on the chassis. More carbon fiber Gemballa goodies can be seen throughout the car as well: carbon fiber 3-piece GT2 front chin, carbon fiber side skirts with rear brake cooling vents, carbon front grill air deflector, and Gemballa carbon fiber racing hood. If that wasn't enough lightweight carbon on body parts, the stock mirrors were replaced with a set of Berg 911 custom carbon fiber mirrors. Up front the goodies don't stop with 2 front carbon fiber Lemans air inlets and custom carbon fiber front air diffusers. In the rear is a carbon fiber GT2 adjustable rear wing and custom molded Turbo S rear quarter vents. The entire package also received new Euro spec front and rear bumper covers.
Now it's that time to take a seat inside the car and indulge your senses with the abundance of high end electronics and carbon fiber goodness. The entire dash top, center console and tray were redone in full carbon fiber along with the door panels relieving the Porsche of a lot of unnecessary pounds. A MOMO Jet steering wheel on a Splash USA quick release steering hub beckons the hands of an eager driver. A pair of OMP full carbon racing seats is bolted in thanks to Speedware Motorsports aluminum side-mount seat brackets. Buckling in racer and passenger are 2 TRW/Sabelt 5-point camlock race harnesses. A poly-chromoly harness guide bar originally made for a 993 Cabriolet was custom fabricated by Solaroli for this race-bred Porsche. The entire interior was also redone with an FVD Carbon Kevlar interior kit. Believe it or not, in the palm of the driver is a factory Porsche carbon fiber shift knob, but the stock handbrake was replaced with a CarGraphic carbon fiber handbrake. A Tech-Art aluminum pedal set gives the finishing touch on the entire interior.
Electronically speaking, this Porsche has a healthy abundance as well. A Pivot 80mm air/fuel ratio/Boost gauge sits comfortably in an Autometer carbon fiber gauge cup. For tuning purposes, an AEM wideband AFR gauge is also installed. The entire stereo system was redone by Desired Customs with a custom fabricated carbon fiber rear seat subwoofer enclosure. KHF custom fabricated the amp rack in what else - carbon fiber! An In-Dash DVD MP3 player along with a 7 wide screen LCD is connected to a G-Net Canada 1.2GHz NASA super small Pentium IV CPU with integrated GPS. Polk Audio / MOMO Design provide the crossovers, tweeters and 6.5 two way speakers. A set of JBL Power series 4" two-way speakers were fitted along with the 2 JL Audio 10W6 subwoofers. All this is handled with a Soundstream Tarantula 800watt amplifier.
Wow - is there even a need for a conclusion? This car carries well over 500hp, shoots down the quarter mile in 12 seconds and probably dominates the real track with ease. It's definitely a show stopper as well, with a complete package in and out. Not even snow can keep this Porsche from prowling.