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    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    Makes me want a Turbo S lightweight even more... (Danke!)


    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    blueflame:

    That was very interesting!!!!

    Thanks for this great story.kiss

    Blueflame

    Smiley


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    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    DuckieRS:

    Makes me want a Turbo S lightweight even more... (Danke!)

    Yes, I know what you mean, there is some great tech in the new 992 turbo S, I even noticed on the configurator that you can order thinner glass which I think saves 4kg but unfortunately that is not going to make much of a dent in 1640kg is it yes


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar

    2021 McLaren 765LT incoming 

    993 Turbo, 2006 built 3.8, 577PS/797NM, 1440kg DIN sold to a worthy enthusiast.


    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    TB993tt:

    Something I hadn't really mentioned in this thread but is worthy of some discussion, intercooling.


    Tremendous post... that's my definition of car porn. Smiley

    Never thought that intercoolers could be such an enjoyable topic, interesting to see how much potential can be exploited in one single component. Also shows how little meaning numbers can have, as the day-to-day usability, reliability and throttle response on some "numerically inferior" engines can be far superior.
     

    Unfortunately this new EVO intercooler proved little better than the original unit and cars were still limited to around 540PS. This is where Porsche Motorsport brought out the big guns and had French aerospace manufacturer Secan design and produce a run of intercoolers (pic below). These units became legendary partly because they were so expensive, a friend of mine back in the mid 90s was competing in his GT2 and I remember him being exasperated at having to pay the ~20K Euros for one of these units but if you didn't have one then you would not be going north of 600PS reliably so all major racers forked out the big money. Today owners treat these intercoolers almost with reverence, like a family air loom !  


    I´d wager anyone active in motorsports, especially GT racing, should be accustomed to such numbers, shouldn't they? 

     


    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    Thank you for all this info Smiley


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    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    Ferdie:
    TB993tt:

    Something I hadn't really mentioned in this thread but is worthy of some discussion, intercooling.


    Tremendous post... that's my definition of car porn. Smiley

    Never thought that intercoolers could be such an enjoyable topic, interesting to see how much potential can be exploited in one single component. Also shows how little meaning numbers can have, as the day-to-day usability, reliability and throttle response on some "numerically inferior" engines can be far superior.

    Unfortunately this new EVO intercooler proved little better than the original unit and cars were still limited to around 540PS. This is where Porsche Motorsport brought out the big guns and had French aerospace manufacturer Secan design and produce a run of intercoolers (pic below). These units became legendary partly because they were so expensive, a friend of mine back in the mid 90s was competing in his GT2 and I remember him being exasperated at having to pay the ~20K Euros for one of these units but if you didn't have one then you would not be going north of 600PS reliably so all major racers forked out the big money. Today owners treat these intercoolers almost with reverence, like a family air loom !  


    I´d wager anyone active in motorsports, especially GT racing, should be accustomed to such numbers, shouldn't they? 

     

    Thanks for the encouragement Smiley

    Yes I guess you are right but £20K (it may actually have been £25K) was a lot for a single "radiator" back in the mid 90s and people struggled to see the value in it until their competitors started pulling away from them !

     


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar

    2021 McLaren 765LT incoming 

    993 Turbo, 2006 built 3.8, 577PS/797NM, 1440kg DIN sold to a worthy enthusiast.


    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    Pentium:

    Thank you for all this info Smiley

    Smiley


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar

    2021 McLaren 765LT incoming 

    993 Turbo, 2006 built 3.8, 577PS/797NM, 1440kg DIN sold to a worthy enthusiast.


    Re: My ultimate 997GT2 blog

    DuckieRS:

    Makes me want a Turbo S lightweight even more... (Danke!)

    You'll get one...20 kg less for 20k more. Smiley Smiley


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