We offer a fully re-calibrated engine management system, providing significant increases to both power and torque. This customised ECU mapping releases considerably more power than standard or ‘off the shelf tunes’ and allows us to create a really smooth, driveable car. The process is straight forward and no longer requires the ECU to be removed and unlocked. We are now able to plug directly into the car and tune it straight away via the OBD port. This offers fast programming or reverting back to standard.
We have invested in our own 3.0T powered 991.2 so we have been able to fine tune the calibration on our Maha Dyno (the same used by Porsche) but more importantly we are living with our setup day to day on both the road and track. We feel we have developed the ultimate software upgrade for the 991.2 turbo engine.
All the current 3.0 Turbo engines are the same except for the turbos themselves; the Carrera S uses a slightly larger compressor wheel and the GTS uses both a larger compressor wheel and turbine wheel to increase power.
Our software upgrade for standard 911.2 Carrera models provide the following increases when using Shell Vpower:
|Carrera and Carrera T Standard||365 bhp (370 PS)||332 lbft (450 Nm)|
|Carrera and Carrera T Litchfield Remap||460 bhp (466 PS)||430 lbft (583 Nm)|
|Carrera S Standard||414 bhp (420 PS)||369 lbft (500 Nm)|
|Carrera S Litchfield Remap||493 bhp (500 PS)||430 lbft (583 Nm)|
|Carrera GTS Standard||444 bhp (450 PS)||406 lbft (550 Nm)|
|Carrera GTS Litchfield Remap||532 bhp (540 PS)||479 lbft (650 Nm)|
The hardware changes can be installed to improve performance on their own but when combined with our ECU recalibration the increases are even greater. We will be developing a number of hardware upgrades to further enhance the 3.0T performance.
We offer a number of exhaust options to suit each customer’s requirements. The standard Porsche 3.0T exhaust is very restrictive and relatively quiet, even with the popular ‘Sports Exhaust’. The options below solve this problem and provide tangible improvements in both engine performance, weight saving and exhaust note character. Both the Remus and Akrapovic rear silencers can be installed easily and require no changes to the standard ECU calibration.
Austrian exhaust manufacturer Remus are OE suppliers to Porsche (they currently make the Sport Exhaust tail trims for the factory) as well as BMW and Mercedes, so their quality is guaranteed. Remus offer a Sports Label rear silencer for the 3.0 T, which gives a small power increase, but a huge improvement in noise with a deeper more menacing exhaust note. The Remus silencer is designed to simply replace the original Sports Exhaust and utilise the original OE tail trims and exhaust valve control. Customers looking for a subtly different appearance can choose the optional Carbon and titanium tail trims.
Akrapovic are the world leader in titanium exhaust systems and are featured on everything from MotoGP winners, LeMan LMP Audis to the most converted supercars. Akrapovic even produced the titanium exhaust system for the original Porsche GT3 RS. We are proud to say we are Akrapovic’s largest UK dealer and have even helped develop some of their newer systems.
Slip On Line with Link Pipes
For the 3.0T engine Akrapovic offer solutions to suit both the standard and Sports exhaust options. The power gains and weight saving is significant over the original systems but the Akrapovic system has also been tuned to give an aggressive tone and increased overrun theatre when pressing on. Despite this it still remains cultured and smooth sounding on a motorway cruise or with the valve closed.
The Akrapaovic Slip-on Line is made from their own propriety Titanium and reduces weight by over 35% and provides a power increase of +19 bhp and +28.5 lbft! For those customers looking for the ultimate setup Akrapovic also offer Sport CAT link pipes that further improve the exhaust gas flow and aural quality. When combined with the Slip-on Silencer the power increases by +23bhp and 33.9lbft, incredible increases from just an exhaust and an example of how restrictive the OE system is. Even greater gains are available when combined with our ECU remap.
The Slip-on rear silencer is finished with titanium rear tail pipes and can be further enhanced with the addition of Akrapovic rear carbon diffuser (available in Matt or Gloss Carbon finish).
For OE sports exhausts
For OE non sports exhausts
For OE non sports exhausts
Required to control the valves on the non Sports exhaust modes
To further improve exhaust flow and reduce back pressure we have produced our own Sports Catalytic Convertors that significantly reduce the back pressure on the engine to improve performance and response from the turbos. Our Sports CATs use the largest high performance HJS substrate and are manufactured and coated in Germany to meet the latest emission standards. These new Sports CATs are incorporated into our redesigned cone housings to offer improved flow into and out of the substrate to further increase their efficiency. The Litchfield Sport CAT’s can be fitted to any aftermarket Porsche Sports Exhaust compatible silencer and are fabricated in-house for a perfect fitment.
The original 3.0T turbo manifolds use a restrictive pressed log design that combines the three cylinders on each bank before exiting into one small pipe before the turbos. Internally these manifolds have large supports to strengthen the oval shape but these would cause a significant flow restriction, coupled to the a small outlet.
We have designed and manufactured our own tubular headers that use CAD design to optimise the shape of our 3-into-1 manifold. The new design smoothly merges each port into the free flowing collector just prior to the turbo entry. This helps reduce the exhaust pulse interference and drastically changes the way the turbo responds. The turbos spool much faster, providing almost immediate throttle response even from very low in the rev range. The engine pulls more urgently higher up the rev range and the exhaust note has a cleaner and crisper note to it.
The Litchfield manifold combined with a free flowing exhaust from Remus or Akrapovic plus our recalibrated ECU will see the Carrera engine produce over 480 bhp and with the larger turbos found on the Carrera S and GTS models there is significantly more to gain.
Litchfield Turbo Manifold
We have been developing these turbos for some time and have run them successfully on our own 991.2 Carrera T. These turbos use a similar compressor wheel and turbine wheel sizes to the 991.2 GTS models and this allows them flow enough air to comfortably make 600bhp with supporting modifications. The Compressor wheel is further enhanced with its billet construction which is both lighter than the standard wheel and also features extended tips to increase airflow further without creating additional lag. The central core is equipped with the latest uprated 360 thrust bearings which aid throttle response and improve durability.
These turbos are upgraded on an exchange bases with each turbo being fully overhauled, inspected and balanced to make sure that the performance and reliability are at OE levels.