Power Pack for Porsche 911 Carrera S
‘Enhancement kit’ gets you 30 extra ponies under its arse!
By Shahzad Sheikh
If you’re one of those warped people that think the new Porsche 911 Carrera S needs more power – no, no, don’t turn away, you know who you are – well your prayers have been answered.
Porsche Exclusive now offers a ‘power enhancement kit’ which boosts the power from 400bhp to 430bhp. The Powerkit gives the Carrera S Coupe a 0-100kph time of 4 seconds dead with PDK in Sports Plus and top speed goes up to 306kph with PDK and 308kph with the rare seven-speed manual.
Despite this, Porsche claims the fuel economy stays the same, though if you’re spending the extra dirhams for this kit, fuel costs are probably not a major concern for you.
And if you’re thinking all this is achieved by merely tweaking the engine management system, well you’d only be partly right. The Powerkit includes special cylinder heads with different camshafts and an entirely new variable resonance intake system design with six air flaps and a resonance flap – whatever that does.
An additional centre radiator keeps things cool for the extra horses and low exhaust back pressure is achieved by a sport exhaust system that is equipped with two sets of twin tailpipes with unique styling.
The Powerkit has to come with the Sport Chrono package with its clever engine mounts and you can identify the Powerkit-equipped cars by opening the engine compartment and clocking the titanium coloured engine cover and carbon inlays.
Other options include a low front spoiler with bigger air intakes and a ‘ducktail’ style rear spoiler. Opt for the Aerokit and you get an additional fixed rear wing over the rear spoiler – because you can never have too many wings!
How much is this lot? I don’t know, go hassle your local dealer. Won’t be cheap though. If I had to have a 911, I’d stick with the regular flavour.
Check out our review of the 911 Cab, and our story from the launched of the new 911. Plus Fraser Martin’s verdict on the new Coupe and Cabriolet.