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Date: 2013-1-13

Porsche 911 Turbo (997) CarGraphic 2008


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• 3.6 liters water cooled boxer engine
• 2 turbochargers with varible turbine geometry (1,35 bar)
• 6 cylinders
• 6 speed manuel gearbox
• Four-wheel drive
Changes I've made:
• Cargraphic shortshift
• Cargraphic sound sports exhaust
• Cargraphic DME control unit programming
• Cargraphic sport air filter
• Cargraphic clutch
• Cargraphic single mass fly wheel
(Most of the parts are developed in collaboration with RS Tuning)
• 544 hp // 6.200 RPM
• 798 Nm // 3.770 RPM. (With Sports Chrono "on" 840-860 Nm at overboost)
• 0-40 km/h.: 1.1 sek.
• 0-60 km/h.: 1.6 sek.
• 0-80 km/h.: 2.6 sek.
• 0-100 km/h.: 3.3 sek.
• 0-120 km/h.: 4.5 sek.
• 0-140 km/h.: 5.6 sek.
• 0-160 km/h.: 6.8 sek.
• 0-180 km/h.: 8.7 sek.
• 0-200 km/h.: 10.4 sek.
• 0-300 km/h.: 29.2 sek.
Driving accelerations i 4/5/6 gear:
• 80-120 km/h.: 2.5 sek./3.1 sek./4.3 sek.
• 80-140 km/h.: 3.9 sek./4.6 sek./6.3 sek.
• 80-160 km/h.: 5.1 sek./6.3 sek./8.4 sek.
• 80-180 km/h.: 6.6 sek./8.0 sek./10.8 sek.
• Topspeed: 320 km/h.

Mor info:
• http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk144/TB993tt/cgad-1.jpg
• 20” Techart Formula GTS summer
• 19" Turbo wheels, forged two-tone winter
• Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 245/30 ZR20 front and 325/25 ZR20 rear
• Winter: Continental Winter Contact TS 810 Sport 235/35 R19 front and 295/30 R19 bag (Even got snowchains for those tyres)
• Porsche Active Suspension Management
• Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes 380 mm. front and 350 mm. rear
• Porsche Stability Management
• Porsche Traction Management
• Differential lock on the rear axle
• I've purposely not lowered the car, because it's used everyday, all year round and I do not want to climb over every speed bump and pothole, around Denmark and Sweden.
Car sound:
• Porsche Communication Management
• Extended GPS for PCM
• Bose surround sound system
• Music interface
• Side mirrors replaced with a pair of black in during a winter for years go, otherwise nothing.
• Black lightweight bucket seats in front with folding backrest, glass / carbon fiber reinforced plastic backing behind, integrated thorax airbag and manual adjustment of seat position
• Leather-clad dashboard and leather on doors
• Carrera White dials
• Carrera White Sport Chrono hour display
• Door sills made of stainless steel
• 19" Turbo wheels, forged two-tone
• Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
• Park Assist
• Sport Chrono Package Plus
• Differential lock on the rear axle
• Sports lightweight buckets seats
• Thicker sports steeringwheel smooth leather
• Porsche logo creast in seats
• Porsche Communication Management
• Extended GPS for PCM
• Music interface
Sorry my english guys :-)

Check out my creation at http://www.bilgalleri.dk/galleri/222371-porsche_911_turbo_997_cargraphic

• Why a Porsche 911?:
Well, originally, I was actually about to buy a Ferrari F430 at Autoropa in Malmö. I had even almost signed the purchase, but then I regretted. Granted, a Ferrari is a boyhood dream - But conversely, there are a lot of factors that played in and I had my doubts. Firstly, I had my little afraid, could people leave it alone? Although I live in Sweden, there are also envious people over here. And second, I would get the spent enough? No, probably not more than tops 5-10000 km. annually. A Ferrari is a good car, no doubt about that. But it has its flaws, it is not built for everyday use.
So I went home wondering and ended up jumping from. And for information, I have no regrets, even though I also have a Ferrari freak!)
Well, the above still does not explain why it was a Porsche, so the explanation I still owe.
After going home wondering a few weeks, looked at a few internet forums, talked to several car freaks, looked at various tests and YouTube videos, so it occurred to me - A Porsche 911 Turbo would then just be the case for me. The brand has not been unknown for me, once I allmost brought a standard. 911 Carrera S. Well, I went down to Porsche Centre Syd in Malmö and after small chat with a salesperson, I was not in doubt - I had to try to be 911 owner and feel the magic that 911 people speak on.

• Why a Turbo?:
There a quite a few 911 (997) versions on the market. Prices varied considerably, ranging from the "small" Carrera with only 325 hp up to the powerful GT2 with 530 hp and a big price tag. In between the two, there is no less than 13 more versions. I wavered between a GT3 RS with 415 hp and a little more expensive Turbo with 480 hp. For those who do not know the GT3 versions, here are a hardcore 911er, for weight reduction is favored. In fact, there is a 415 hp "track racing" of 1450 kg. The dealer had both models at home, I quickly found myself right in the Turbo version. Should I have an everyday Porsche, so it should not be a GT3 RS. Mind you, if I lived on a racetrack, there is no doubt, then it should be one. However, as I live in Helsingborg, a big city and rarely comes at a racetrack, so it was a Turbo model. It is also faster than a GT3 RS'er, even from the factory :-)

• Why the color white?:
I didn't doubt a second, that I would have it in white! And along with the black TechArt wheels (As I had found before the car was delivered), the black side mirrors and ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, the combination couldn't not be better!
It should be mentioned that most 911s comes in silver, black or gray - but it is allowed to stand out from the crowd. And no, I did not choose the color because it was in vogue in 2008, I chose the color because it is the coolest combination in my eyes!

• Equipment selection:
Choosing factory fitted equipment was not difficult. Seller spoke well for themselves, so I ended up ordering it with such Sport Chrono Package Plus, which include that there is a sport button on the center console, which can increase the torque. The extra torque is available for 10 seconds and 0.2 bar extra boost pressure. At the same time, the anti-spin program more liberal. And now that the car has been optimized to deliver it between 840-860 Nm overboost.
Well, it was obviously not the only option the car was born with. I also chose ceramic brakes for several reasons. In part, I had read that this was a "must have", sometimes it makes more braking abilities and to some extent, the salesman spoke also well for them. So it also put a tick by them.
Of significant enhancements above may include include lightweight bucket seats, which gives a more raw finish in the cabin while you sit comfortably in them, even when it does not go straight out. I could have chosen a pair of ordinary leather, but you might as well do it in style, now that you are doing. And no, comfort is NOT disappeared. They are actually quite comfortable, though not the most comfortable seats I've tried - but would not do without them, they are fucking cool.
Differential lock on the rear axle, was an "option" I had read a lot about the Internet, so there was no doubt, it was my also have. And also was ordered with other options that you could not do without, but that does not need further explanation.

• To tune a Porsche:
Granted, 480 hp / 620 Nm is quite fine. But why settle for a standard engine. As soon as the car was n order at the factory, I've spent several days on the internet to find out what could be done at the mine, within reasonable limits. To begin with, I was actually just looking for a sports exhaust, but then I came across CarGraphic. And then one suddenly the second and yes ..... So it was also a performance kit with associated spare parts. I know that there are other tuners on the market, but CG is actually quite acclaimed. Many of the parts are developed in collaboration with RS-Tuning and they keep a very reasonable price.
Read more about Stage II kit at:
• http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk144/TB993tt/cgad-1.jpg
• http://img172.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=97971_test_tuning_997_turbok_3_122_1012lo.jpg
• http://img105.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=97948_test_tuning_997_turbok_122_1191lo.jpg
• http://www.cargraphic.de/stepone/data/downloads/1c/0d/00/GT0208.pdf
• http://www.cargraphic.de/stepone/data/downloads/8a/0d/00/SportAuto0308_1.pdf

• Our experience so far:
Let's start with the sound. Exhaust sound is fantastic! (Not PSE hacked-open as a normal. Carrera fantastic, but still a big improvement) I'm glad that the sound is not higher (I got the middle version of the exhaust in terms of sound) The sound reminiscent of the Tubi Style delivers when sitting inside the cabin. Turbo layer is almost gone - The car now feels like it has a NA engine, considered by how it reacts. Turbo comes to much smoother as a result of tuning. Before you can reach the blink of an eye, so running already dangerously fast. And it sounds even smoother. When I stepped right foot in the bottom at low revs before tuning, then a little break, which felt as if the engine had started to build all cancers, and then release it. But when I press the pedal to the metal now, so you get an immediate smooth surge of power. Something that I definitely prefer: o) And every time nail violated in the bottom now, so the results are amazing.
It accelerates as one in hell, as if its car depends on getting away quickly.
It actually feels as if I have uanerede forces at my disposal. At the same time, I feel that I have a better steering feel and more precise control now than before the kit was installed.
You feel actually no need for the so-called power boost, as Sport Chrono Package delivers. And anyway, so the car is even wilder when boosten enter. 6th gear in normal mode, which is boosted directly to 1.0 bar when you enter in the bottom of approx. 2000 revolutions. In Sport mode, which is boosted up to 1.2 bar!
Before the kit was installed that ran on with respectively 0.8 bar and 1.0 bar above, with brief glimpses of 0.9 bar and 1.1 bar. But now that the turbo is more even, then comes the 1.0 and 1.2 bar immediately, without hesitation.
Even today, nearly 4 years after the kit was installed, so I still can not get over how smooth I think the turbo is and not least, how fat acceleration ability is - it feels like pulling a line through physics law every time you turn the steering wheel so wild it is.
So all in all, I love it CarGraphic did to my car, I am convinced that it actually is healthier now than in the past. And then GP / RS-Tuning probably the best tuner for Porsche, along with RUF. So they can be recommended!

• Driveability:
It has so much cancer, it can sometimes create challenges. With anti-spin system on, it's just to play through every turn. The car remains stable, although the yellow warning light remains lit. Without anti-spin system is turned on, then it's a different story. I'ts more likely to beat out the ass, and almost drifting through swing. Granted, it's fucking funny. But not something you should practice on public roads.
There is a bit of management, but thanks to 4-wheel drive, so doing it well. Or more than excellent!
In fact, all 911 models much better to drive than you might think, since the motor is located in the back, so to speak. The car has the extremely much weight over the rear wheels and very little weight in the front. Through turns one senses this, it changes direction very easily. A precise control allows, however, that you can drive through the turn at high speed without problems anyway.

• Space Conditions:
Well, it is not a minibus, we can all agree on.
2 people sitting quite comfortably and without problems. One do not need be either a small or short person. I myself am well over 1.9 meters tall and has no problems with being there, not in height.
As shown in one of the pictures, there's actually a trunk. And of quite reasonable size. It holds 105 liters or if you like, easy holiday outings for 2 adults. As many probably know, you should not pack a car for heavy out front. So heavy luggage can also easily throw on the rear seats, which actually is not just for show, it is possible to sit back there. But not if you're as tall as I am. But it is not impossible for adults to sit back there without problems.

• Cabine:
Quality and comfort in the cabin is quite reasonable. The seats are super delicious, it was the best you could get to the car. You sit quite brilliant, a perfect support and plenty of comfort, even for long trips. And they keep fucking hold of one, especially when it just goes right out ;-)
The steering wheel can be adjusted pretty much as you want, so it's easy to find the perfect driving position.
Shall we talk about quality, so I have nothing but praise. It is nice that there is so much leather and almost no plastic. In addition, all controls placed logically and you have no trouble reaching the individual.
There may be times, as I mentioned earlier, be a little problem with noise. But it is not something that gradually bothering me, and also the hard suspension does not cause a nuisance. It is a sports car and not a Mercedes S-class, which is created as a "floating".

• Operating costs:
Since I have received several inquiries about operating costs, so I think it could be very interesting also to write about them. If we initially start with insurance, yes, I am 27 years old and gives the time of writing no more than 1900£ annually.
An expense running cost is service. The running 30.000 km. between each service (However, depending on driving style) And no, it does not cost a small manor house, to serve such a machine. When I was for 30,000 km. service, running it up for approx. 2750£ and at last visit, ran it up in 3840£. It should be noted that this price included new tires (For both service visits ) as these do not last very long :-) But it's probably my own fault!
Despite that, the clutch actually kept quite long. It broke at 58.000 km. and was changed to about 3000£. The ordinary "Coupling aus factory" keeps roughly the same range, so it was not an additional cost that suddenly came rushing.
Enough is ceramic brakes quite expensive to buy, but not in maintenance. The discs, I have been informed that never changed, it is only if they are destroyed. Pads should be replaced when the surface of them are destroyed (say well themselves that they are being worn), but such a game (Both front and rear) costs approx. 2200£. so it's not as bad again. But...... Should it be possible that the discs are destroyed, and I will do a trip to the bank and talk to the counselor. For such a complete replacement would cost "small" 11.000 £

• Porsche in daily use:
There is no doubt this car was the right choice. I use it every day, all year round - even in winter. We've even been on a skiing holiday in Austria with the car several times and I've even got snow chains for the car. It says something about how good an everyday car the 911 is. At the same time, because it no longer than a Toyota Prius or wider than a BMW 3-series, so it can also drive around town with no problems, you do not need to be afraid that the next speed bump gives dents or damage the bumper, a speed bump in a 911, can be taken with the same speed as a standard. car. In addition, the orientation possibilities sublime, you can easily move around in cities without hitting something. And unlike many other "super cars", then it is actually environmentally friendly. It produces just 300 g co2 / km. whereas a Ferrari F430 produces 420! In fact, the exhaust gas coming out, is less toxic than the air entering the engine. In short, a vacuum cleaner; o)
There has been a lot of Ferrari talk and I am almost done by mentioning the brand to now. But unlike a Ferrari (At least I think) so you can have a 911 without beeing afraid someone will damage the car, it fits into the streetscape. Not so bladders as a Ferrari and not at the same smartass attitude. I am of the belief that a Porsche accepted a much greater extent.
So to end this "debate", so I have no doubt that I chose the right car. A Ferrari is passionister, a Porsche is a driving machine.

• Assistant and Pulls:
Something that many find difficult to find on my car, is thekeyhole. It is quite untraditional located to the left of the steering wheel, a bit strange but it turns quickly to it.

• 911 history:
Porsche 911 Turbo has probably been many large and small boys wet dream for many years, it has certainly been the case for me (But now I also grew up as bilidiot)
911 Turbo appeared in 1974 as a production car, and had then 260 hp and 343 Nm. Power came from a 3-liter engine. 0-100 km / h was at 5.5 seconds, which was very fast in 1974. The next version came in 1977 and had 300 hp with a 3.3 liter engine. In 1993, the last version of the 911 Turbo with rear-wheel drive was launched, known as the 964 model. It had 360 hp using your 3.6 liter engine. In 1995 came the last model with air-cooled engine, known as the 993rd New to this 911 Turbo model was 4-wheel drive and 2 turboadere. This made it much easier to drive and the power of the engine was more harmonious. This engine delivered impressive 408 hp from its 3.6 liter engine.
In 2000, the previous model, better known as the 996th A model Porsche had really great success with and which still seen a lot of. It was the first model with water cooled engine and the possibility of automatic transmission. It came naturally only with 4-hjukstræk and produced no less than 420 hp in "turbo" version and 450 hp in "turbo s" version.
There have basically never been anything wrong with the old turbo model. The I have test driven a few times (One of my Swedish friends have one) But compared to mine, then there is after all a difference. His is even "turbo s" version, ie. to the factory default has 450 hp. I need hardly mention that it fails to follow from 0-100 km / h his performing at 4.2 sec. where against my doing it in 3.3 seconds. It's damn impressive acceleration, we compare a little, do a Mercedes SLR McLaren at the 3.8 sec. but costs almost 3 times as much.
Now that the conversation has fallen on my model, so let's continue that. It is called 997, and is still running with a 3.6 liter engine and variable turbogeomteri, something which is best known from the diesel world.
It also still 2 turbochargers, but now produce more horsepower than ever before, 480 of them.
Compared to the old 996 (As it shares a little DNA), then driveline also updated. Both models have a multi-disc clutch that distributes forces to the front wheels, but the old model used viscosity principle with a liquid, where the 997, now replaced with an electronic controller that is much faster and can be controlled more precisely by car electronics.

- It was a little 911 history, hopes were all a little wiser ;-)

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