Wimmer RS has released a Porsche 997 Turbo that has been tuned to produce a monstrous 840 horsepower.
The Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Company, based in Solingen, Germany, has been in the tuning business for more than 20 years. In addition to traditional chip/ECU tuning, Wimmer has been producing individual and custom stainless steel sports exhaust systems including sportier catalytic converters and electronic valve controls.
Rather than just produce an exhaust, Wimmer chose the Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet as their platform of choice. In stock form, the 997 Turbo produces 480 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque coming from its 3.6-liter flat-six engine. In order to increase power and performance, Wimmer tuned the engine electronics in addition to installing a twin-turbo system. These upgrades include a twin turbocharger system, new spark plugs, more powerful fuel pump and reinforced pressure tubes. A sportier, more aggressive clutch was also installed to help drivers manage the 840 horsepower.
The result of all of these upgrades is 840 horsepower and 870 Nm of max torque. No information on acceleration numbers or top speed has been provided, but needless to say the car is wicked fast.
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