It’s tricky to attempt to improve the engine performance of a supercar, especially when its one that puts out 125 hp per liter like the Porsche GT3 RS does. When it comes to NA power, only the Porsche 918 hypercar and the Ferrari 458 Speciale have more punch per liter. With its screaming 8800 rpm redline, titanium internals and a sky-high 13:1 compression ratio, there isn’t a whole lot more that can be done without serious engineering, beyond what most tuners can do.
But, leave it to us to try. One possible thing that can be improved is the stock exhaust system. Although the stock exhaust manifolds are pretty decent headers, and the stock exhaust system can be pretty low backpressure in its sport mode, we felt that there is some power to be made by fiddling with it.
Enter Charles Dundon of Dundon Motorsports. We have known Charles for years and even collaborated with him in the making of the most powerful SR20DE header on the market. A couple of examples of these can be found on the Dog Car race Sentras that are sitting in the MotoIQ megashop.
Charles is a fabricator extraordinaire and a really smart, analytical guy to boot. Seeing that there was little market for an exotic Sentra SE-R header, Charles decided to go where the money was and make stuff for the Porsche GT3. So when we got a GT3 of our own, Charles was one of the first guys we called. If anyone could extract more power out of a hypertuned, high strung motor it would be him.
Since Porshe was so hardcore in making the RS light that it has a hood sticker instead of an emblem, carbon reinforced thin urethane skins for the bumpers, lots of carbon body panels, a magnesium roof, and thinner glass, lighter is good!
The headers and exhaust are modular, and the high flow cats that come with the exhaust can be quickly swapped out for race pipes for track use. The quick release V-band clamps that hold everything together come in handy for that. The headers, cats, and side deletes being modular can be used with the stock muffler.
You can also get a look at the exquisite back purged tig welds here that are present throughout the whole system in this photo.
A merged collector brings all of the headers primary terminations into a smoothly blended collector. Merged collectors can use larger diameter primaries for more peak power while not losing any- sometimes gaining bottom end and midrange power at the same time.
The collector is attached with slip flanges and held together with springs so the whole header can move around and expand and contract with heat cycles. This assures a long service life without cracking even with thin tubing.