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Sportec SPR1 FL

This month at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the Swiss tuner Sportec brought the successor of the SPR1 R model. Based on the current facelift version of the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo, the Sportec SPR1 FL comes with a new semi-sequential gearbox, new side mirrors, facelift LED taillights and a new bumper.

Sportec SPR1 FL

The engine’s output remains just about the same, but this isn’t bad news as the power plant can churn a whopping 846 hp (858 PS / 631 kW)! Like Sportec said, a Golf GTI at each wheel. The torque figure is up a little bit, from 641 lb.-ft (869 Nm) to 649 lb.-ft (880 Nm).

Sportec SPR1 FL

The “FL” designation comes from the new “Smooth Flow” intake manifold that features two injectors per chamber. Another modification over the old model is the new Carbon Ram Air intake system, along with two hybrid turbochargers and a high-performance intercooler.

The new 6-speed transmission has a Sportec high-performance clutch with oil cooling, and works with the AWD system with a limited-slip differential that has a 60/60 percent locking effect.

Sportec SPR1 FL

All these goodies allow the Sportec SPR1 FL to reach 60 mph in just 3 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) which takes 18 seconds.

Source: Sportec via WCF

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Porsche, besides thinking of new models to release that aren’t sportscars, has listened to a few customer suggestions concerning its bread-and-butter model, the 911.

As such, it has released new accessories and options packages for current 997-generation sportscars. They consist of both retro-inspired things but also eagerly awaited upgrades.

First off, the company will offer special Fuchs wheels, inspired by a five-spoke design used by Porsche from 1966 to the 1980s. While those wheels aren’t featured in the above image, a new aerodynamic front fascia as well as a fresh rear wing appear. These will make your 911 models look just like the race cars from the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

In case you just want to feel more special inside your regular 911, you’ll be happy to hear that non-Turbo models, equipped with the PDK dual-clutch gearbox, can finally opt for a Turbo steering wheel. What does that bring? It replaces the wheel-mounted toggle switch shifters for the gearbox with regular paddles behind the actual wheel, for an easier and sportier drive.

All of these new Porsche accessories and options are already available in Europe and will soon hit North America.


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Porsche isn’t letting up and has just revealed the 911 Turbo S model, which is the first time this prestigious badge is attached to the current 997 generation. And judging from the performance figures, it is completely deserving, as the Turbo S generates 530 from the twin-turbo flat-six engine, while keeping fuel economy in line with the regular 911 Turbo.

Those 530 horses will be kept company by 516 lb-ft of torque, which is transferred through the seven-speed PDK gearbox to all of the four wheels, now running on 19-inch rims. That, coupled with the new torque vectoring system, will see the 911 Turbo S sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, and up to 196 mph.

If these figures have already got you excited, the Turbo S will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and will go on sale, at least in Europe, in May. It will be available in two flavors, the normal coupe for €173,241 including taxes, and cabriolet, for €184,546, also taxes included.


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The Porsche 911 is in the minds of quite a few car fans, the ultimate sportscar. The 911 Turbo takes that performance to another level, while still respecting the classic Porsche recipe.

That is why models with such a legacy don’t even need a big introduction, just a a road where they can prove their worth. That’s at least what Porsche suggests in this great ad for the 911 Turbo.

Hit the jump to enjoy it.

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German tuner TECHART announced their latest product, the GTstreet R tuning program for the Porsche 911 Turbo. Probably the most impressive feature of the program is the engine upgrade, TECHART fitting the 911 with new turbochargers, large carbon fibre inlet pipes, special intercoolers, sports exhaust system combined with high-performance manifolds and improved sports air filter. The performance figures are impressive: 660 hp (485 kW) and a maximim 860 Nm at 4,600 rpm. Which means the car can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 345 km/h (215 mph). To make sure all that extra power doesn’t create problems on the road, TECHART fitted the Porsche with a specially adapted TECHART VarioPlus coil over suspension.

Like TECHART gotten us used to, the body kit is very aggressive, with large air inducts on the front spoiler, headlight trims, large sill panels, carbon fiber spoiler, rear wing, carbon fiber diffuser and air ducts to the intercooler. The interior also received a lot of goodies, such as individually tailored leather fittings, decorative stitching and sporty highlights in individual colour combinations, plus TECHART 3-spoke sports wheel and aluminium pedals.

Check out one more photo after the jump. (more…)

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Don’t know what’s happening, but we’ve seen quite a few tuning programs for Porsches lately. First it was Vorsteiner, then Roock, and now it’s DKR, which announced a pretty impressive package for the Porsche 911 Turbo. For €5,529 (around $7,400), you get an upgraded ECU software, a new sports exhaust system, 19 inch Cargraphic RS allow wheels, a new front lip spoiler and larger rear wings. With this mods, DKR managed to squeeze 540 bhp (402kW) and 775 Nm of torque from the 3.6-litre twin-turbo boxer engine. The red and black color scheme complete this package, which we have to admit, sounds pretty good (if you have the money for the Porsche, of course).

Photo Gallery: Porsche 911 Turbo tuning by DKR


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After a long break, today we resume our Rpmgo Readers’ Cars section with a very beautiful ride. This Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio you see here belongs to Nick, one of our readers from Temecula, California.

This is my dad’s porsche 911 turbo cabriolet. It has 480 hp. It goes from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. My dad bought it in november 07. It is one of a kind because of its black on black. This is an older picture so it doesn’t show the black rims. It has a carbon fibre interrior,phone capabilatie, and a ipod hook up. In the left back seat the seat was taken out to fit woofer in to create more bass. My dad paid from $165,000 to $170,000.

So, what do you think, you like it? We definitely do. And don’t forget to send us photos of your own cars, we’d love to see them. For more details, go to the Readers’ Cars section.

Photo Gallery: Nick’s Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio

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