The Porsche GT3 RS is a supercar with state of the art engineering in the powertrain department. It has a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder flat 6 that pumps out an amazing 125 hp per liter. The 9A1 engine has an 8800 rpm redline and a stratospheric 13:1 compression ratio which it somehow runs with on pump gas, even California’s crappy 91 octane pee water, with the aid of direct injection.
With all of this high tech engineering, getting more power out of the engine is beyond what most aftermarket tuners can pull off. In our last article, we showcased the Dundon Motorsports headers and exhaust system that we intend to run on our car. Now that we have our parts, it was time to install and test them.
You can read more about the details of the Dundont Motorsports Porsche GT3RS headers and exhaust system in our previous article.
Since the GT3RS depends on its ram air intake to make power and that the engine is very sensitive to temperature and heat bloom from the front mounted radiators, it was necessary to use the World Motorsports dyno which we feel is the most sophisticated in Southern Califonia.
The GT3 is on its maximum power map when the intake air temp is below 68 degrees. above this, it switches to a lower cylinder pressure map to avoid detonation and looses power. At 78 degrees it switches once again to an even lower pressure map and looses more power.
We dynoed the car on a cool early spring day and were able to keep the intake air temp from exceeding 68 degrees although it started in the 70’s and dropped during the pull.