The Porsche 911 turbo has been the benchmark of performance among GT cars for years. In its most recent (991) generation, the 911 Turbo produces 580hp and 516lb-ft of torque from its 3.8L twin turbocharged flat-6 engine.
Off the showroom floor, it is capable of doing 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, reaching the quarter mile in less than eleven seconds and a top speed rated at 205 mph.
But what happens when a superb car like the Turbo gets cranked up to 11? Our friends over at ThatRacingChannel found an owner who did exactly that.
Richard took his brand new 2016 Turbo S and began tuning right away. He started with a Stage 4 kit from ByDesign, which includes intercoolers, a tune and map, IPD plenum and intake, upgraded turbos, and a transmission tune from COBB.
To complete the Stage 4 kit, the car runs on methanol, all while still retaining a stock engine block with just bolt-ons. Richard estimates the car to be making around 750hp at the wheels after his modifications.
Running the car at the drag strip, they put the down their best time of 9.45 at 147 mph. Data from the run also showed the car doing 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds! It wasn’t mentioned about which tires the Porsche runs, but judging by the tread in their close ups, we guess it was as close to a drag tire for the street as you can find.
The 991 Turbo has become an extremely capable platform for half-mile racing. A bolt-on setup like Richard’s will do somewhere in the 170-175mph range, with some stock motor 991’s even dipping into the 180’s. For essentially bolt-on cars with stock motors, that is crazy.
A full bolt-on 991 Turbo is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. What may look like any other Porsche 911, will rip you a new one from stoplight to stoplight. For a vehicle that is still very much a street car in every way, with no sacrifice to amenities, the 991 turbo is ridiculous in the best possible way.