After our project 911 received its first dose of GT3 refinement in our last segment (October 06), we turn our attention to the interior, where our project car is equipped with a number of Tequipment sport enhancements, including a short-throw shifter assembly.
Since replacing the venerable 911RS as the ultimate Porsche road and track car, the 996 GT3 has gained phenomenal appeal. Few cars are as readily equipped for club racing than this lightweight factory-prepped racer. It's the car you can competitively track all day and then drive home afterward. Prod
We left off with my 3.2-liter Porsche 911 motor torn down and in numerous pieces. To reach the desired goal of 80 hp/liter while retaining street manners and utilizing 91 octane pump gas, I chose to increase the displacement from 3.2 to 3.5 liters using larger 100mm forged pistons and cylinders with
The last installment of Project 911 SC/Carrera left off with a very sexy bottom end, a butt built for speed if you will. Ollie's Porsche Machining in Santa Ana, Calif., hot-tanked the case and removed the original fasteners to make way for the ultra-tough ARP units. The case spigot bores were enlarg
They say Rome wasn't built in a day. The same should be said for any well-built Porsche 911 motor. They both took some time to be designed. So, hot-rodding my own 911 engine proved to be a maddeningly slow process. I fought through the weeks of running around town chasing parts, and of meticulously
This is the final installment in a series detailing the metamorphosis of a limping 3.2-liter 911 Carrera engine into a fire-breathing, 3.5-liter twin-plug monster motor. If you haven't followed along to this point, valve guides that are infamous for wearing prematurely on many SC and Carrera motors
Stuttgart engineers did one heck of a job with the overall design of the Porsche 951. By increasing boost, matched with the correct amount of fuel, we can get easy horsepower gains. But trying to outdo these engineers in the hardware department comes with the
When we last saw Project Boxster R (ec, 08/02), it was essentially an S with a few less horsepower. The crew at Performance Products did a fantastic job in developing bolt-on upgrades for the 986 chassis, giving considerably more performance than I thought pos
To recap, for those in the back of the room: Unlike a belt-driven blower, a turbocharger relies on exhaust gases to spin its turbine wheel. This turbine wheel is mated to a compressor wheel, which spins as well and forces huge amounts of atmosphere into the en
Jun 15, 2004
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