If your Porsche 997 has a street center lock system, inspecting it regularly for wear or damage is highly recommended. Here on this 997.2 GT3 RS, we discovered corrosion and replaced the affected parts as shown in side by side comparison pictures. For race track use, Porsche has an official maintenance and service interval that must observed with the first maintenance being at 4,200 miles of cumulative track usage. Contact us today for all your Porsche maintenance needs!!!
BBi has developed a comprehensive program for Porsche 997 and 991 DFI Turbo vehicles with full engine builds, big turbo systems with inconel manifolds, methanol injection systems, cooling upgrades and calibration. With every milestone we would develop new products and push the boundaries.
As the horsepower numbers climbed and as the need for E85 came around we had reached the fueling limit of the Porsche 997.2 and 991 Turbo DFI engines and needed a solution. Accommodating 6 more injectors required an intake manifold overhaul which presented an opportunity to resolve more bottlenecks.
997.2 and 991 9A1 engines were digitized with a Faro Edge CMM/Laser scanner and fully mapped. Porsche is very efficient with parts and engineering and we sought to do the same with this information to create components that are cross compatible. Processed data was then imported into Autodesk’s Fusion360 and overlaid.
IPD, a BBi partner, offers a line of plenums for the 997 and 991 platforms, and one in particular for the 997.1 Turbo, which features a large 82mm throttle body upgrade. We were able to evaluate the spacial constraints and incorporate the larger plenum into the design of the manifolds. As a result we are able to run the larger throttle body, gain volume and remove the restriction of the smaller OE DFI plenum. Having all components made of aluminum ensures reliability under high boost as well. The IPD plenum is modified to use Wiggins clamps instead of silicone hoses for maximum reliability and ease of installation.
Fuel injectors were modeled with the spray pattern and placed strategically within the runners, aimed directly at the back of the valves. The positioning ensures proper fuel atomization along with ample clearance for fuel rails, hardware and fuel lines.
The end result is an intake manifold configuration that has more volume, more fueling and more reliability for high boost applications.
The initial design was machined in house and validated on both a 997.2 and a 1200whp 991 turbo running 189 mph in the 1/2 mile with the capacity to hit 207mph. The system can support well over 1500whp with the right turbo sizing.
BBi has partnered with Pankl Racing Systems in to explore mass market applications for additive manufacturing. These low production volume, complex manifolds were the perfect product to leverage the high efficiency of metal 3D printing. The production units are 3D printed in aluminum and finish machined to ensure precision fitment and quality.
3D Scanned and CAD designed, Simulated
Optimized for 3D printing process
6061-T6 Aluminum manifold and Fuel rails
3D printed, CNC machined
CAD designed for volume, additional fueling and flow
Multi-Platform compatibility (plug and play for 997.2 and 991 Turbo Engines)
6 additional injector ports so supplemental fueling
CNC machined fuel rails and mounting
Wiggins connections to plenum
Utilizes high volume IPD plenum
Utilizes larger 82mm throttle body
Unleashing the beast, how do you make the monster that is the Porsche 991.2 GT2RS even more powerful? We added our BBi Autosport Elements Power Package which includes an IPD Plenum & Y-Pipe and COBB Tuning Accessport.
991 GT2 RS IPD Plenum & Y-Pipe
The revolutionary and patented design of the IPD Porsche Plenum improves intake air -flow by replacing the factory plastic "T" style design with a more efficient, precision casted aluminum "Y" design. The fundamental purpose of a plenum is to deliver smoother air at a higher velocity with greater efficiency. The IPD Plenums distributes the air -flow more effectively while reducing pressure drop at the throttle body inlet by utilizing a true merge collector and dimpled interior surfacing. To further improve airflow, the innovative IPD High Flow Y-Pipe design is a direct fit OEM replacement that is not only larger but also utilizes “non-round” runners, in addition to the same design principles as the plenum. These improvements of the Y-Pipe alone deliver an additional 35+ wheel HP, 40+ Foot Pounds of Torque. Together, the IPD Plenum & Y-Pipe increase horsepower and torque well above the factory power curve from launch to redline. The result will be smooth and linear power with considerably quicker boost response creating a longer and more desirable power band.
Increases horsepower, torque, and boost by responsibly optimizing air -flow efficiency
Designed with 3D Modeling & Computational Fluid Dynamics software
Utilizes diversion splitter and dimpled interior surface eliminate turbulence and increase air -flow
High quality cast aluminum construction
Direct fit OEM replacement
Made in USA
991 GT2 RS Cobb Accessport Software Upgrade
No performance upgrade is complete without a tune to reliably extract as much power as possible while maintaining excellent drivability and consistent results. The Accessport for the 2018 991 GT2 RS is the ONLY handheld flash option. Being the world's best-selling and most flexible ECU upgrade solution, the Accessport V3 comes with Stage 1 and Stage 2 Off The Shelf maps in 91 and 93 octane configurations as well as complete custom tuning capabilities coming soon for any modification level.
Power Gains: Maximum gains of 15% HP and TQ and peak gains of 12% HP and 8% TQ to the wheels over stock on 91 octane fuel. With 93 octane in the tank, maximum gains jump to 38% HP and TQ to the wheels and peak gains increase to 18% HP and 32% TQ to the wheels.
Simple Installation: Everything is included for the simple installation you can do in your driveway! Intuitive on-screen instructions identify your exact vehicle, saves stock vehicle data, and displays available OTS maps.
Change Maps: Store up to 100 maps from our OTS map database or from your favorite COBB tuner and quickly switch between them for any need.
Vehicle Upgrade Support: As you continue to modify your car, Accessport maps can be used to optimize performance upgrades. Changing the map can be done in less than 1 minute in your driveway.
In Car Mount: The Accessport can be mounted in the vehicle to allow you to monitor the performance data.
Data Logging: Record multiple data channels simultaneously for in-depth evaluation of engine performance. Stores up to 1 hour of continuous data.
Gauges: Use your Accessport as a gauge to monitor boost or any other live information, directly from the ECU.
Trouble Codes: Read engine trouble codes to diagnose issues. Clear them when resolved. Prevent expensive trips to the dealership.
Full Uninstall: Using the Uninstall option will completely remove our programming from the car’s ECU. It is then able to be re-installed after a dealer visit or on another vehicle.
BBi Autosport Partnership with Cobb and IPD
COBB Tuning brings a wealth of knowledge with ECU tuning since 1999, and BBi Autosport has been instrumental in helping COBB Tuning's development for all applications since its first foray into the Porsche market in 2014. In a similar fashion, IPD has been developing patented intake plenum upgrades for Porsche vehicles since 2004 - now covering more than 30 applications distributed worldwide - and continues to share the same facility and technical resources with BBi Autosport to deliver the most innovative Porsche engine upgrades. Combining all our expertise and engineering capabilities, all components of our BBi Power Package are designed and developed at our facility to work in perfect harmony with each other and deliver reliable and consistent results.
BBi Autosport 991 StreetCup Harness Bar Safety Package
Next, we installed our BBi Street Cup harness bar to provide additional protection and mounting locations for the Schroth Racing 6 point racing harnesses. The bar features a 2 piece design and high strength seamless tubing (1.75” x 0.095, 1.5” x 0.083) for excellent strength to weight ratio. With our sensible design approach, the 2 piece design mounts to frame structure, utilizing factory bolts, to provide strongest mounting points and maximum protection. For superior strength and rigidity, the bar utilizes “X” braces on both front and rear sections and each joint has been meticulously TIG welded by hand. Bolt-in installation is accomplished by using Inner Diameter Tube Clamps that are CNC turned and milled for a precise fit. These unique joints allow us to eliminate the more traditional slip fit tubes with an unsightly through-bolt and nut.
1.75” x 0.095”, 1.5” x 0.083” high strength seamless tubing (DOM) utilized for excellent strength to weight ratio
TIG welded and utilizes “X” braces on front and rear sections for superior strength and rigidity
Mounts to frame structure (utilizing factory bolts) to provide strongest mounting points and maximum protection
Utilizes laser cut mounting plates & inner diameter tube clamps that are CNC turned and milled for a precise fit
Designed to work with stock seats or any aftermarket seats on the market
Allows full seat travel to accommodate taller drivers
Can be used with stock seat belts or 6 point harnesses for track use
Designed to work with wrap-around style harnesses while optional eyelet bolt provisions are available for clip-in harnesses
OEM fit & finish. The main hoop contours entire arch of the roof with an even 3/16 inch gap
Finished in satin black powder coat. Other colors available Bolt-in installation requires no drilling and minimal carpet trimming
Made in USA
BBi Autosport created another work of art with this incredible 991 Turbo S Street Cup build. This project started as a Porsche 991 Turbo S, but BBi turned it into a unique batmobile with Cup Car bodywork, BBi intercoolers, BBi Roll Bar Safety Package, BBi Full Monoball Suspension, COBB Tuning Custom Software, IPD / Innovative Pro Design Plenum & Y-Pipe, JRZ Suspension Engineering coilovers, Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, and 20x10/20x12 Forgeline Forged Monoblock GT1 Wheels finished in Graphite.
We installed our BBi StreetCup Center Section Exhaust on their client's newly delivered 2018 Chalk Porsche 991.2 GT3 to give it a more aggressive sound and reduce weight. Made in the USA, the exhaust is TIG welded out of brushed T304 stainless steel and features the main pipes merging in the middle to function as an x-pipe. By retaining stock side mufflers and valves, the factory "sport button" feature is kept to conveniently switch back and forth between the aggressive "sport" mode during spirited driving sessions and the quieter, more civil "non-sport" mode for minimal noise on the highway. While the bumper is already removed, we also upgraded to the BMC F1 Replacement Air Filter to help the engine breathe a little easier. Compared to the restrictive factory filter, itis made of a washable cotton material that provides nearly 40% greater airflow than paper, enclosed in an alloy mesh screen which helps the filter keep its shape and protects against larger debris and dirt. The increased flow of air through the filter provides a steady stream of clean air to the engine, resulting in much more consistent and efficient power.