Switzer Performance, an Ohio-based tuning company, has come up with a kit that cranks 800 hp out of a 2009 Porsche 911 GT2 (997) on 93 octane pump gas.
There are various packages available for the latest GT2, but the 800 hp GT2 package is Switzer's flagship offering. It starts with a pair of Garret GT30R-based ball-bearing turbochargers that compress massive amounts of air.
The air is then cooled by two huge intercoolers. To support the large volume of air, the engine gets a custom intake plenum with an oversized throttle-body, and a set of larger injectors. To make the most efficient use of all the new hardware, the stock ECU is recalibrated with Switzer software. Finally, the engine exhales through a GT2-specific version of the company's existing 997 twin turbo exhaust.
The goal was to take an already fast 520-hp supercar and turn it into an 800-hp everyday exotic. The company is happy to exclaim that this package not only met the expected numbers, but the power delivery is so smooth that the car could easily be driven daily.
The Switzer Performance 800 hp GT2 package is available now through Switzer Performance dealers for $39,000 installed.
Source: Switzer Performance