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    Shark Attack: New 2010 GT3



    In conjunction with Shark Week (hope you guys are all watching) we picked up our Arctic Silver 2010 997 GT3 MKII car today from our friends at Carlsen (Gary Q was great to work with as always). Our car came with PCCB's, black full leather, adaptive sport seats with painted seat backs, self dim mirror and rain sensor (whoopee!), PCM3.0 With Extended NAV (cool for a daily d), sound package plus (for rockin' tunes), dynamic cornering lights, Bluetooth, Sport Chrono +, painted nipples and a gas guzzler option (which I really like!).

    A few thoughts since it's early days and I've been driving her around today so here's my first limited impressions... From a visual standpoint you can tell she's still a GT3. Compared to the MK1 GT3 or RS I have to say I still prefer the older nose. I think it's more aggressive looking and I was never a fan of the GT2 vent but I guess it's more integrated that way as opposed to a separate plastic vent. It's good to see that Porsche has been watching all of us MK1 guys with our various aftermarket radiator screen protection kits. They don't look as nice as the Cargraphic we have on the RS but at least we're protected now. I would've preferred black as they're a bit like chicken wire. The rear wing is a mixed bag... A bit like the RS except the curvature means you can't see too much (worse than the RS) but it gets thumbs-up from most folks. I think I prefer the Taco wing on the MK1. The rear bumper is pretty neat and with the vents hopefully expel some hot air. I really like the rear LED tail lights and it makes the newer car look more modern. The front lip is big. It looks like a cup lip. Dan says he's afraid someone might step on it while walking past the car. The day-time LED running lights are cool if you're into that sort of thing.

    Power/Transmission
    Shifting feels exactly the same as the RS to me and I'm right at home. No change needed there either. The lightened dual mass flywheel does give the car more of the character I like, but it doesn't quite touch a single mass flywheel from the RS or in a GT3. Still I can see why Porsche went that route since there's some of performance of a single mass and with the added dampening of a dual mass you don't get any transmission noise. I'd hoped it revved  a bit quicker but I know the 3.8 Mahle Pistons they used do add some weight as well sadly (more on this in another post). Our 3.8 build did feel like it had more torque down low (perhaps to do with the tuning etc...) but there's still a noticeable difference compared to a stock MK1. It's subtle but it's there. Dan's going to post a picture later with the two window stickers but funny how it gets worse mileage eh:eek: Probably because of the added Variocam/intake etc..

    Exhaust Note. Deeper than a 3.6 and sounds a lot like our 3.8 build that we had in Kermit. Still the best factory 911 sound you can get but as I'm typing this we're installing one of our exhausts on there because it's just too quiet. :P We've already had a few 2010 owners install our exhaust and they seem happy:D

    The wheels are truly slick. Great design and it's neat that they're center-lock as well. Haven't weighed them yet but I honestly think they suit the car really well and the aftermarket wheel industry has their work cut out for them. Not as easy as the old days that's for sure.

    The brakes are just brilliant. No qualms there and what you'd expect if you used them on the MK1s.

    Suspension... it's more akin to a GT2 in that it "feels" less fidgety than the RS. And in fact a lot like our PDK car. It reacts to the road less- especially in terms of rebound. I think some people will like it more for daily driving but I can see Porsche's progression going from the 6GT3 which was a handful on the street and more raw all the way to this MK2 which can honestly be driven by my grandma. I guess that's a good thing- at least for Porsche since it makes it even more accessible. Haven't played with all the SC, TC etc... settings either but I've spotted the lights/buttons in the center console. More buttons.

    Other stuff I do like: no sunroof, and those dynamic lights (geeky and freaky). The price has gone up. Boo.

    In Sum, the best modern-day 911 is the GT3 and I think this version is going to appeal to an even wider section in terms of how drivable it is (hardcore guys/gals might not like that). If you own a MK1 I don't think there's any "need" to jump up to a MK2 since it's really not all that different. Yes it's worth a "few" more seconds at the ring with a bit more power and revamped suspension but I can't see MK2 guys blasting past MK1 guys at the track either. It's got a lot more gadgets and might look a bit more modern but it's still basically the same car from 10 feet away, which is a good thing. So very hectic day here for us and thanks for tuning in:P

    There she is at home with Kermit:



    RS Wing on the left vs baby-RS wing on the right:


    MK2 front:



    The rear bumper (and that meshy stuff again):


    The new steering wheel is a bit naff. A lot of plastic:


    Options galore:


    Those buttons:


    3.9 vs 3.8 (more on this later):


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    Wonderul write-up! Thanks for the details and the photos! You have essentially my dream P car thats in the showrooms right now!!

    Do you own shark werks?? I checked out the website, and im very impressed! Also i finally figured out what my all time favorite GT3 youtube vid had... it was a Sharkwerks exhaust!! Must have had more mods because it sounded like nothing else! So amazing and raw.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing pics


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Le Mans Blau on Tan leather.
    1986 BMW 325is 5spd 2.5L 168 hp (164 lb-ft) White on Tan leather (parted out) 
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136 hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150 hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    I can't find the vid i fell in love with but this one is amazing too...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKf0Woig9kA&feature=related

     


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    1980 Mercedes-Benz 240d 2.4L Diesel 74 hp Olive Green on Tan or Black on red (looking to buy) 
    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Le Mans Blau on Tan leather.
    1986 BMW 325is 5spd 2.5L 168 hp (164 lb-ft) White on Tan leather (parted out) 
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136 hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150 hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    After dinner was served up she goes...


    Before we took her apart we did notice a few new "cool" additions. Here are those rear brake cooling ducts that Paul from Canada discovered;)


    One thing that we also noticed was that for the the 2010 GT3's and the "pseudo" light weight flywheel (still dual mass) they utilized the 997GT3RS pulley. Guess it does work after all eh;)?


    Just to compare here's the original 997GT3 pulley (which came off and sheered the pin):


    Then in the rear you can see the different style "springs". Using a larger diameter coil with less windings that's capable of supporting the same load (rate) reduces unsprung mass. In other words the spring is lighter but does the same job as before on the Mk1:P:


    OK so on to the stock exhaust and bumper...


    Off come the bumper:



    The bumper comes off in the same fashion (we'll update the instructions on our kit a little):


    The center section is very similar to the Mk1:


    Off she comes:


    Check out the new style ceramic cats:


    On goes ze Sharkwerks exhaust by James the Canadian:


    Look no cosmoline!


    On go the heat shields:



    And off to bed... See you local guys tomorrow at Santana Row;)


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    Gorgeous car! I think it has almost every option.


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    Atzporsche:

    I can't find the vid i fell in love with but this one is amazing too...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKf0Woig9kA&feature=related

     

    Thank you so much and I'll show you something cool in a second:)


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    Thanks and glad you enjoyed it... it's a fun car:) I'm one of the owners and glad you liked that video too....

    OK folks so we've had a good few of the SharkWerks exhaust systems installed on the 2010 997GT3 but we've now also got some video footage of our car with the stock vs modded set up. The 3.8L a tad bit deeper.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkWgjCHwNuE

    Here's what the 3.6L 2007-8 cars sounded like for a comparison :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbGuKKYtqtI


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    Sharky,sounds great!!

    like your videos,put more little sharks,don't leave them in the tray!!


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     WOW what a sound. if i could i would just put that exhaust on sport and drive back and forth in a tunnel all day long.  


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    Super Darius:

    Sharky,sounds great!!

    like your videos,put more little sharks,don't leave them in the tray!!

    Thanks Darius! We can't help the sharks.. we're weird like that!


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    Enmanuel:

     WOW what a sound. if i could i would just put that exhaust on sport and drive back and forth in a tunnel all day long.  

    Thanks and we're in GT3-heaven that's for sure...

    We had an interesting line-up this Saturday as http://sharkwerks.com/porsche/997-gt3-gt3-rs/131-2007-997-gt3-with-sharkwerks-exhaust-and-cargraphic-screen-kit.html"another 997 GT3 came into work to install our exhaust, Cargraphic screens and the EVOMSit software on a 2007 997.1 GT3 but it was a good opportunity to have all three flavors of GT3 lined-up along side...







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    Hey guys,

    Todd Zuccone from Evolution Motorsports was visiting our shop this week, so we decided it was a good time to dyno test and tune our 2010 GT3 project car.

    We drove the car to Stasis Engineering (an Audi Tuner, located at Infineon Raceway) and reserved the dyno for the whole day. I'll tell you now, there's nothing quite like sitting in a room for 8 hours while a GT3 motor is taken to 8500 RPMs. ;)

    We made around 60 pulls throughout the day with various configurations, and Todd made adjustments to the EVOMSit software throughout the day. We also used this time to dyno our upcoming SharkWerks 997 GT3 Track Exhaust system.

    Here are the results. The top line is what the car put down with the Track exhaust and the EVOMSit software. The bottom line is the baseline.


    Note that Stasis' dyno accounts for a very small drivetrain loss when run in AWD mode (and the Porsche running RWD in this case). We were most interested in the delta, or difference after the fine tuning and exhaust swap, to see what changes were made to the car's power curve as Todd continued to tinker with the ECU.

    Here's another graph, showing the result with software alone as well (in middle position):


    The tuning involves a more aggressive fuel map, timing advance optimization for specific grades of fuel, and a more responsive accelerator pedal.

    A summary:
    With software only, the 2010 GT3 went from 392 RWHP to 404 RWHP at the peak. The car gained about this much horsepower for most of its RPM range.
    The car gained over 10 ft-lb of torque at its peak around 6600 RPM and more torque throughout the RPM range.

    With the exhaust and software, the gains were higher, bringing it up to 414 RWHP at the peak (22 RWHP net gain), more torque at the peak, and a large gain in torque between 3700 and 5400 RPMs.

    You will notice a drop in torque at lower RPMs (below 3500) with the Track exhaust due to the greatly reduced back pressure, but there is a significant increase in torque after this point and horsepower throughout the RPM range. We still recommend our Street Bypass setup for most owners for several reasons, including that it does not lose torque like this (and it doesn't set off car alarms, cause your dog to run away, etc.).

    Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgKzxbQbHQM

    There is more about the EVOMSit software tuning process here, and a video coming soon.

    I will be out of town for a couple weeks, but please PM Alex (Sharkster) or email [email]alex@sharkwerks.com[/email] for pricing on this product. It is available now (http://sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=233"product page).

    Thanks,
    -Dan
    PS - Our street exhaust (SharkWerks GT3 Bypass) adds less power (5 RWHP) than the Track version, but does not lose torque below 3500 RPMs.


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    Wow! That's one of the rare time that a car has increased in displacement and I actually like the engine sound even more than previously.

    I'm a high-pitched, screamer kind of guy (except for Motorcycles were Iike a ripping, high revving V-Twin)

    Performance numbers aside, what are you guys doing to get such better tonal quality? The difference between Sport ON/OFF was astounding compared to stock -- almost like a completely different car. 

    And I know Porsche spends alot tuning the sound of their cars adding resonance and Helmhotlz chambers and sometimes even piping sound back into the car.


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    thanks heist... we're replacing the center section with ours as here:

    http://sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=153

    So we're still using the side mufflers and stock headers/cats;)


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    Re: Shark Attack: New 2010 GT3

    So Dan, all you need now is a 997.2 GT3 rs! :-)


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    Re: Shark Attack: New 2010 GT3

    Joost:

    So Dan, all you need now is a 997.2 GT3 rs! :-)

    And a new bank account!


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