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Porscheshop's Porsche 911 - 997 3.8 Carrera S

Introduction

The concept was to recreate a close-to factory GT model in terms of handling and performance but with "touring" comfort and starting with a base model 996 or 997 using all Porscheshop "off the shelf" products.

EuroCupGT Porsche 997 at NurburgringFor this project we started with a 2005 997 Carrera S coupe with PASM. We felt that this model would be the most challenging of all the modern aspirated 911s to develop for because of Porsche's Cam-Bus system. We wanted to explore the limits of their on-board systems like PASM as an every day driver/track day option.

After 6 months development, and a trip to Germany's Nurburgring Nordschleife we now feel we have what realistically is the "ultimate 911 on a budget".

Each and every part listed is readily available "off the shelf" from stock and as a "bolt on" for the enthusiast, the only exceptions being the EuroCupGT bespoke re-map and the Carbon fibre roof skin (which are both available as services from ourselves).





Build-Up Gallery

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Total 911 Magazine Article

Below are exercepts from the article featured in Total 911 magazine (issue number 69). Since the car being featured, Total 911 has had a round up of their favourite Porsche 911s of 2010 and our car was chosen as the best from 160 cars. Here's what Total 911 had to say:

"Close to our favourite 911 of the year was Alex Livesey's modified twin-turbocharged 964 Carrera 4. A 550bhp beast that's also highly useable, and Alex's brother treated us to some outrageous doughnuts!"

"Top of the list, though, has to go to Porscheshop's 997 Carrera S which they've turned into an RSR-inspired fun machine. The car we drove cost under less than half the price of a new 997 GT3 RS but delivers 80 percent of the entertainment. And of all the 911s we've driven, this one created the most attention from bystanders. Definitely our favourite Porsche 911 of 2010."

"We didn't have high hopes for Porscheshop's remixed early 997 Carrera S, expecting it to be all show and no go. We drove it through the city of Oxford and the 'show' part certainly impressed onlookers. Out of town though, we were the ones to be impressed when we discovered it had 'go' by the bucketful. An affordable and fun way to inject new life into a 997. We want one!"

The article above was originally featured in Issue 69 of Total 911 magazine.






Out and About Gallery

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At Porscheshop and the Rolling Road

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Upgrades & Modifications

We have detailed below 60+ of the upgrades and modifications we have made to the car.
 


Engine & Exhaust
  • EuroCup High Flow Plenum
    with 82mm Throttle body
  • EuroCup Dual Intake system
  • EuroCup High Flow 100cell
    Exhaust System with Centre outlet
  • EuroCup Titanium GT3 Tail pipes
  • EuroCupGT Live Engine re-Map



Transmission
  • EuroCup Billet Short Shift Kit
  • EuroCup Torque Biased Diff
  • Redline Transmission Oil
  • Agency Power Shift linkage Kit
  • AASCO Motorsports Single mass & lightened Fly Wheel
  • Sachs Performance sprung Clutch
  • Racing Blue Clutch Fluid



Suspension
  • Bilstein B16 Adjustable Sport/PASM Coil over Suspension
  • Agency Power Adjustable
    Rear Control arm Kit
  • Agency Power Adjustable
    Rear Toe link Kit
  • Agency Power +50% uprated & Adjustable Anti Roll Bars
  • Agency Power Adjustable Anti Roll Bar Drop Links
  • EuroCup Mono Ball Top Mounts
  • 4 wheel Laser Geometry



Brakes
  • Performance Friction 350mm slotted Floating discs
  • Performance Friction 06 Brake Pads
  • Porsche 6 piston Brake Callipers
  • Agency Power Braided Brake hoses
  • Racing Blue Brake Fluid



Wheels & Tyres
  • BBS Motorsport Matte Black Monoblock wheels 8.5 & 11 x 19"
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 235 & 295x19 tyres
  • EuroCup wheel spacers
  • EuroCup Centre Lock Look
    Wheel Caps
  • Agency Power Black coated
    wheel lug nuts



Body
  • 2010 GT3 Front & Rear Bumpers
  • 2010 LED light kit front & rear
  • 2010 GT3RS Front Splitter
  • EuroCup Black Anodised Mesh Grills
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Roof Skin
  • EuroCup Polycarbonate Rear Screen
  • EuroCup GT RS Carbon Fiber
    Rear Lid & Wing
  • EuroCup GT Rear Lid Air intake
    & Mesh Grills
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Door
    Mirror housings
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Brake
    light panel
  • EuroCup Track Day Towing Eyes
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Head Light Trims



Interior
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber & Alcantara
    GT seats
  • Schroth GT3 RS racing harnesses
  • Blue Front Seat Belts
  • RDI (Ruf) 340mm Alcantara Air bag Steering wheel
  • Colour coded Centre Consul
  • Carbon & Alcantara Hand Brake Lever
  • Carbon & Alcantara Gear Knob
  • Galvano Silver dashboard Trim
  • Galvano Instrument Surround
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Interior detailing
  • Brey Krause Harness & seat Belt
    Hardware
  • Brey Krause Fire Extinguisher Mount
  • Agency Power ½ Roll cage with removable diagonal & harness bar
  • 3.8RS Rear Carpet Badge
  • Alcantara Roof Head lining
  • EuroCup Carbon Fiber Sill Trims