The eye-candy this year was the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport which is the track version of the GT2 RS Porsche brought last year. The huge reveal for Porsche this year was the 992 generation Porsche 911. The 991.2 generation was a bit of a hack job on the powertrain side as I’m sure the engineers were told to stuff the new 3.0L twin-turbo engine into the existing packaging with minimal changes. So, what did that mean? The engineers used a similar layout for the turbos, air filters, intercooler placement, and ducting as the existing Turbo models. However, the main difference was the Carrera didn’t have the nice rear fender air scoops as the Turbo models to ram air to the intercoolers. Hence, the Carrera had to get creative with ducting getting the intercooler air from the same area as air filters, i.e non-optimal. The 992 addresses those issues with a completely new intercooler setup along with improvements to the turbo setup.
Always thoroughly enjoy a look at these new performance cars through your eyes Khiem. Keep them coming!
Thanks Blake, much appreciated! For us guys who like to modify our cars in our garages, lots of lessons to be learned from the OEMs. And now with Porsche being almost all turbo, lots of lessons for those slapping turbos on there rides. Lots of aero tricks too for the track and time attack crowd.
Indeed, currently planning some underbody aero for my project and thinking to replicate the turning vanes as seen on the McLaren and GT2 here.
Exactly Khiem, I always follow the OEMs, especially when they track their cars. They spend millions and we get to reap the rewards. A patient engineer is a good engineer. Why do the heavy lifting, if you don’t have to?
BTW, there’s a reason the mechanics in F1 religiously guard their cards. As soon as an engineer sees the goods, it’s practically over. Reverse engineering isn’t as hard as it looks.
Surprised to not seeing the adoption of electronic wastegates in the aftermarket community (having so many people so obsessed with turbos and all)… No real advantage or is really cost the factor?
Well, I think becauseof two main issues: how to control and also many people go with external wastegates.