We don’t speak Russian well. Or at all, really, (Note: We don’t know if it is Russian so don’t sue us.) but there are certain things that never seem to get lost in translation and that is one’s love for the automobile and the desire to live the modified lifestyle, pushing everything to the limit.
Dragtimesinfo has a beautiful exposé on a 997 Porsche 911 pumping out over 1,500 horsepower. That’s a lot of ponies for a svelte German sports car.
The car, Sergey Ignatko's Porsche 911 (997) Mk.1 Turbo Exelixis EXL1500 R, was able to record 1,512 base horsepower on race fuel.
At the beginning of the video, Ignatko says the car is running on 140-octane VP Import fuel. That’s some potent drink. The fuel is running through a high-revving, 3.8-liter boxer motor with head porting and smart liners, which are found on Top Fuel dragsters and can apparently handle up to 3,000 horsepower.
Because every 911 needs 3,000 horsepower.
The engine also has custom pistons capable of handling 2,000 horsepower. To say that this car is well put together with the best-of-the-best is an understatement. This thing carries parts from NASA.
Second-generation Precision 6266 turbochargers sit at the back engine and are capable of 3.5 bar—or about 50 psi. Ignatko said he was aiming for 3 bar, or about 47 psi, adding that his crew was the first to fit the turbochargers on the rear of a 997 911.
During the car’s run up, at 2.2 bar, the 911 was producing 1,330 horsepower at the flywheel with 1,170 of those ponies making it to the rubber. All that power is pumping through the Triptronic transmission.
The owner added that he hopes to have around 1,500 horsepower available, and make it one of the first 911s to run the quarter-mile in under nine seconds. We’d love to see that happen.
Even on the other side of the globe, car rivalries are king, the video divulging into a debate as to whether the 911 or Nissan GT-R is better. That’s a fair question when pumping this sort of power out of a car.
Which would you prefer to modify?