Performance

2016 Porsche Macan S Stage 2 Power Package Install

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We are ready to have some fun with this 2016 Porsche Macan S Stage 2 Power Package Install for Turbo Tuesday!!! The Porsche Macan Stage 2 Power Package includes the COBB Tuning Accessport, AMS Performance Alpha Intercooler System and Alpha Performance Drop in Air Filters. Together, this Stage 2 Upgrade Package increases approximately 20% HP / 48% TQ peak gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ max gains, depending on conditions and fuel grade.

Macan Stage 2 Power Package

Macan Stage 2 Power Package

The centerpiece of this package is AMS Performance Alpha Macan Intercooler System featuring the highest quality Bar and Plate Garrett Intercooler cores which are a full 43% thicker than OEM! Alpha’s massive cores give you the most power producing intercooler upgrade on the market. Each of the two super thick 85.5mm Garrett cores provide an optimum fin density of 20 fins per inch for unmatched cooling. Channeling cool air to the intercoolers is vital for optimum performance of any intercooler. The Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Intercooler System features rigid, OEM-quality, carbon fiber ducts designed to mate seamlessly to the intercoolers feeding them cooler ambient air more efficiently than the alternatives. Each organic shaped carbon fiber duct is not only highly functional and designed with performance in mind, they are aesthetically striking as well.

OEM vs AMS Alpha Intercoolers Side by Side Comparison

OEM vs Alpha Performance High-Flow Air Filters Side by Side Comparison

Airflow fed through the upgraded intercoolers is improved with Alpha Performance High-Flow filters. Consisting of a synthetic non-woven multi-layer structure, each Alpha Performance High-Flow filter flows an incredible 640 cubic feet of air a minute. The filtration media is tested using the ISO 5011 Fine Testing Standard to a minimum of 97% efficiency rating. The filter does NOT use oil or chemicals of any kind to aid filtration and will not degrade over time with exposure to varying temperatures and humidity like similar cotton based filters. This creates consistent performance between cleanings over the lifetime of the filter. The filter is easily cleaned by blowing compressed air across the media from the inside out to blow off residual dirt and dust.

AMS Alpha Intercoolers Installed

AMS Alpha Intercoolers Installed

20% HP / 48% TQ Peak Gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ Max Gains

20% HP / 48% TQ Peak Gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ Max Gains

To top it all off we loaded Cobb Accessport V3 to take advantage of the flow and cooler air and get as much power as possible while maintaining excellent drivability and consistent results. 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 for any modification level.

Features

  • 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.

 
 

Performance

PTS Mintgrün Porsche Cayman GT4 BBi Extended Wing Upright Install

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Our good friends Flying L Racing recently brought by their PTS Mint Green (mintgrün; non-metallic UNI; 22R) to have our BBi Autosport Extended Wing Supports installed. Now in stock ready to ship, these wing supports are direct bolt-on parts that raise the factory wing up into cleaner air by 80mm. CNC machined out of 6061-T6 billet aluminium in Southern California, the pieces are beautifully contoured to look like they came from the factory instead of being an afterthought. Here are some before & after comparison pictures of the wing supports.

Features

  • Increase 80mm Over the OEM Wing Height

  • Made of Precision CNC Machined 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

  • Durable Hard Anodized Flat Black Finish

  • Easy to Install. No Drilling or Cutting Required

  • Designed to Use with OEM Weather Seals & Hardware

  • Compatible with Porsche 981 Cayman GT4 Model Only

  • Made in USA

Before with OEM Wing Supports

After with BBi Extended WIng Uprights Installed

 

Performance

Wheel Wednesday Feature: British Racing Green Porsche 991.2 GT3 with HRE P207 Centerlock Wheels

We are proud to present the HRE P207 Centerlock Wheel with a stunningly beautiful Frozen Polished Bronze finish for Wheel Wednesday!!! Partnering up with Graham Rahal Performance, we mounted these wheels on a PTS British Racing Green Porsche 991.2 GT3. As part of HRE’s Series P2 flagship line, the P207 Centerlock Wheel features an unprecedented level of complexity and refinement. The HRE P207 Centerlock is a fully-forged one-piece monoblock wheel machined from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratio and features a split 5-spoke design that looks great and allows plenty of room for caliper clearance.

HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. As a direct authorized dealer for HRE and other leading brands including Forgeline, BBS, and Michelin, contact us today at sales@bbiautosport.com for pricing on many different wheel & tire packages!!!!

 

Performance

BBi takes on McLaren: Titanium 720s Exhaust and Tuning Program

McLaren is most definitely a household name in the world of motorsport. Since the late 1960s the company has been at the forefront of race engineering producing F1 Grand Prix winning machines and some incredible super cars in between. The McLaren F1 is still considered to be one of the most significant street legal cars ever built. It held the title for world’s fastest road going car for 7 years (240mph) until Koenigsegg surpassed it in 2005.

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Porsche will always be special to us, but we cannot ignore these McLaren vehicles. Despite being half as old as Porsche, the marquee has achieved so much. One of the latest cars in their lineup is the 720S, powered by a very well engineered twin-turbo 4.0l V8. Pair that with the advanced aero, traction control and sharp gear box and you have a very capable missile.

We’ve been working with the 720S for some time now, developing exhaust components and tuning solutions. Out of the box its one of the most impressive cars on the road and with some calibration magic its even more potent. We recently supported a customer at the Shift-S3ctor 1/2 mile racing event, where the BBi tuned 720S ran an impressive 179.07mph with just some race downpipes, solid ECU calibration and good tires. Our calibration partner for the McLaren program, Dyno Spectrum, works continuously to get more and more out of this platform.

Being familiarized with this platform now we wanted to open up to the McLaren market. Over the coming months we will be rolling out a focused product line, designed to greatly enhance the experience of owning these cars, maximizing their potential without compromising their elegance and functionality. The titanium exhaust will be one of the first products, followed by ECU calibration program. We are putting other components into production as well which will cover the MP12-4C, 570, 600, 650, 675, 720 and perhaps more.

BBi 720S Titanium Exhaust

The 720S is already optimized in so many ways, so we sought to reduce weight and tune the engine sound. This titanium exhaust system features 3” mandrel bent tubing with a an X section that produces a refined yet distinct exhaust note. The new system weights just 8.7lbs. This is a direct OE replacement and upgrade. No modification to vehicle and mounts in the same locations. Each unit is branded with BBi on the brace as well as the tips.

One thing we have noticed on the 720s is that with the OEM exhaust and the tip placement - the rear bumper gets discolored, despite the small heat shielding. We updated the OE tips to a longer design which resolved the issue. With this design we apply the same update: the tips sit at the edge of the bumper. This gives the rear a more aggressive look and keep the heat off the bumper.

Product Link Below. We are now taking orders.

 

Performance, Race

Postdating the 964 and 993 : BBi Billet Uprights

Porsche 964 and 993 platforms are still considered quite sophisticated for their time. But time is unforgiving when it comes to technology advances, materials and design. Time simply leaves everything in its dust.

The market has improved support for these cars with hardware, accessories and electronics, but no one thoroughly addressed the outdated suspension geometry. In 2017 we took on bringing the 964/993 platforms up to date using the latest tools and manufacturing processes. Porsche left a lot on the plate in the 90s and we picked up where they left off. To help with this effort we once again partnered with Scarbo Performance who have years of experience developing complex suspension systems and creating incredible parts.

6 Months of Development | 200+ hours of engineering | 4 iterations

We started off with 3D Laser scanning the front suspension of the 964 and 993 platforms, modelling all the components to create a virtual setup of each car in CAD. Furthermore, we scanned the standard OE uprights as well as the EVO variants to evaluate what were were working with.

With the factory configurations set in CAD we started to work on our design targeting what needed to be updated based on how we needed to set the cars. After a complete kinematics study we needed to eliminate bump steer, address the ackerman angle and add adjustability. Most of the cars we work with are also lowered which cut into shock travel. We found that the Evo uprights were well designed, but still left room for improvement.

After 6 months of development, with over 200 hours of engineering and after 4 design iterations we locked the design. The end result is a geometry, strength and weight optimized part. It is machined form 6061 billet aluminum on 5-axis CNC machines and hard coat anodized in black.

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The roll center has been corrected and bump steer has been virtually eliminated. The shock mount was also lowered by 50mm, accommodating lowered vehicles and gaining back shock travel. We have retained full compatibility with OE heat shielding, sensors and bearings. The caliper mounts are designed for the OEM Porsche 993 Brembo units.

The whole upright is not just optimized for suspension geometry but for strength and weight. To ensure best performance on track, the part was subject to extensive FEA testing to be 2x stronger than the OE part. We’ve added structural ribbing to increase rigidity. It has also been optimized for weight. Each upright is just 5.56lbs despite the added strength and denser material.

Bump Steer Curves

The goal is to have no change in steering angle, as the wheels travels up and down (a flat line). The Evo uprights are a significant improvement over OE, but we found further improvement there with the BBi units.
  • Developed for lower ride height: 50mm lower than OEM, non RS

  • Adjusted Strut mount location for full shock travel

  • Corrected Roll Center

  • Virtually eliminated Bump Steer

  • Perfect Ackerman

  • Retains OE Shield Mounting

  • Reinforced Tie Rod and Control Arm mounting

  • FEA Tested for strength vs. weight optimization (2x Stronger, 5.56lbs/pc)

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum with Steel Tapered Inserts

  • 5-Axis CNC Machined

We are very satisfied with the part and the impact it has on these older platforms. Combined with our spherical control arm joints, inner and outer tie rods and a solid coil over setup - it really transforms the car as a whole. We have sold over 50 sets now since the product launched. Francis was one of our first customers with the setup. He tracks and daily drives his car.

"Huge Difference - turn-in is much more immediate, no more on-center wiggle/sloppiness, the weight through the wheel loads up in a nice way now, and that bump steer is no more! The wheel carriers were installed with the tie rods and ball joints from you guys as well. Amazing package!" - Francis

These BBi 964/993 Uprights are available to order as well as the supporting components. We can pre-assemble bearing and help you spec the ideal suspension configuration for your aircooled Porsche.