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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo - Can You Go Too Far?

This 1,350hp Porsche 911 Turbo Redefines the Boundaries of a Daily Driver

Rushton Skinner
Jul 31, 2019
Photographer: Daniel Piker

They say if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life. This may not be true in all cases, but Jag Matto may have found the best compromise. The full-time attorney and avid sports car aficionado is engulfed by two passions: defending people with criminal and traffic court cases, and releasing his tensions and inner inhibitions by driving this insane Porsche 996 Turbo. Life isn't so bad after all...

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Before Jag moved to Seattle to study law, he lived in the U.K. working in stereo shops and keeping an eye out for cars, craning his neck out of windows to catch the last glimpse of something terrific—a feeling we all know too well. Though aggressive driving was customary in Jag's home country, receiving 10 speeding tickets in his first six months of living in the States told him things might be a little different in America.

Stifled by the law he defended, he couldn't drive like he wanted, but there was nothing stopping him from having the very definition of aggression built into his car. At the time, however, the only company that made performance parts for Porsches of that generation was Evolution Motorsports. The company had several stages, all of which Jag installed, but beyond that his Porsche was comprised of custom parts and a prayer. The route included (among other things) some head studs that were only "slightly" beefed up. Jag knew they were the weak link and was proven right when they cracked, killing his engine.

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Following a bent rod and a white cloud of smoke, Jag was ready to quit and would've if Evolution hadn't just released a new kit called the XXXX. Yes, that's really it's name, and nobody knew what it was capable of, aside from the fact that the only Porsche that had it made 900 hp and broke The Texas Mile record. While the block got bored from 3.6 to 3.8L, a GT2 RS throttle body and intake manifold were also installed along with a bigger pair of Garrett GT35R turbos, Ferrea valves, and an EVOMS cam. All this equated to roughly 1,100 hp—more than any other 996 had made at the time. After the correct tune, Jag's car made 1,350 hp on race gas and 900 on pump, running two ECUs to easily switch between.

Aggressive behavior on the street and in the courtroom didn't just show itself under the bonnet; the bodywork is as mean as can be, too. The back is blacked out, showing off the elegant Y-pipe, along with the contents of a TechArt catalog, installed by Jag himself, enclosing a pair of full carbon GT3 seats.

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Jag's extremely busy life is split between the pursuit of defending his clients—some of whom enjoy speeding a little too much—and participating in some spirited driving himself. In a sea of Camrys and Priuses driven by most people at the courthouse, his Porsche sits poised in the parking lot, waiting for its owner to get off work and possibly catch another speeding ticket. Thankfully, he knows a good lawyer.

By Rushton Skinner
12 Articles
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo - Can You Go Too Far?
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Owner: Jag Motto
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Criminal and Traffic Defense Lawyer
Instagram: @jags_avi
Power: 1,350 hp on C16, 900 hp on pump gas
Engine: 3.8L sleeved motor conversion; forged pistons and rods; lightened crank; upgraded O-rings, piston rings, valvesprings; shuffle pinned cases; 12mm head studs; ported and polished heads; ceramic-coated combustion chambers and exhaust ports; Ferrea valves; EVOMS camshafts, head gasket, exhaust manifolds, ignition coils, lightweight underdrive pulley, silicone boost hose kit; custom fuel system with in-tank dual 044 fuel pumps; Garrett GT35R turbos; 6-inch intercoolers; TiAL wastegates, blow-off valves; GT2 RS intake manifold and throttle body; custom Y-pipe, 3-inch cat-less exhaust; GT2 billet coolant pipes
Drivetrain: 997 GT2 transmission swap; Tilton triple-carbon clutch; 996 Cup lightweight flywheel; GT2 clutch master and slave cylinder conversion; short shifter kit
Engine Management: EVOMS tune with switchable ECUs (high boost on C16 at 2 bar, low boost on pump gas at 1.4 bar); GReddy boost controller
Footwork & Chassis: JRZ coilovers; H&R sway bars and drop links Brembo big brake kits with stainless steel lines
Wheels & Tires: 19x8.5 front, 19x12 rear BBS E88 wheels with polished lips and gold centers; 245/35R19 front, 315/25R19 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires
Exterior: TechArt front and rear bumpers, side skirts, carbon roof spoiler, carbon front lip, carbon intakes; Gemballa hood, GTR750 rear deck lid
Interior: Carbon interior; GT3 carbon seats with custom upholstery; Schroth Profi II six-point harnesses; TechArt steering wheel, rollcage; rear seat delete; upgrade shift knob; AEM gauges; two 10-inch subwoofers
Thanks: Alex at MaxRPM; Todd Zuccone of Evolution Motorsports

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