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Porsche 997.2 Turbo – $2295
Stock Crank Power – 500HP
Mustang AWD Dyno Test – 435hp/447ft/lbs
Tuned Crank Power – 575HP
Mustang AWD Dyno Test – 486hp/501ft/lbs
- 8.39sec 60-130mph time
- 0-60mph time of 3.08sec
- 1/4mile time of 11.29sec at 127mph
- Top Speed of 196mph in only 1.3miles
- View Stage 3 Tune Info Here
The test car was a PDK running on 91octane fuel with an ambient temperature of about 95F outside. From the factory, the car comes with 500 horsepower to the crank and our baseline done 4 days prior was at 435awhp. Typically the Mustang AWD Dyno has about a 20-25% drivetrain loss when tested. 20% of 500 is 400whp and this car definitely exceeded that. Once we flashed the 997.2 Turbo through the OBDII port, the car gained 50 all wheel horsepower and 54ft/lbs of torque bringing the car to 486awhp and 501 ft/lbs of torque. This test was also done with a stock exhaust system which is usually extremely restrictive. Stock exhausts generally produce alot of backpressure giving torque spikes. An aftermarket exhaust would gain another 20whp approximately. What you can tell from this dyno is that the performance from the Softronic ECU flash gives a huge improvement in the daily driving rpm range. Peak performance comes on at about 3300rpm and holds strong to 4700rpm where the power then stays consistant to redline.
Softronic has been able to flash the DFI cars since the 2009 Carrera came out. Now with testing completed and maps developed, the 997.2 Turbo can be taken to a whole new level. The complexity of the maps and tuning of the DFI Turbo is much different then the earlier 997 Turbo. With the stock car making about .7bar of boost, the new flashed file holds a solid 1.0bar of boost. Having made changes to both the fueling and timing tables, we are able to get a safe and reliable increase of power to the car. With their Flasher Client software, Softronic is reading a full 1mb of the file to completely tune the ECU. Other companies claim to be able to do this, but are only read 128kb and making global changes. The ECU flash retains your factory SPORT mode function, but also increases your boost under normal use. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat exhaust system, Softronic raises the O2 levels which will remove the possibility of having a CEL from this type of exhaust. Once the car is flashed, the turbos will come on much quicker and the car will pull harder to the 500rpm increase of the redline. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 997.2 Turbo even more fun then it was originally. Since warranty is always a concern, Softronic also provides you with your original file. With this original file you can flash your car back to stock at any point. If you go to the dealer, there will be nothing visible through the Porsche PIWIS system. Softronic can program your vehicle no matter what country you are from or what octane you use. We have different maps for those running 91 octane or 93 octane and higher.
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When professional vert skateboarding legend Bucky Lasek picked up his Porsche 996 Turbo, he needed to get power out of it stat! So he turned to Softronic where we flashed his 2001 996TT to gain 80HP! Coming from a Supercharged BMW M3, Bucky was used to linear power and immediate throttle response. The Porsche 996TT is inherently laggy till the turbos kick in. With the Softronic ECU Flash, his 996 Turbo came alive by giving him better throttle response, smoother power band, and a big increase in TQ and HP. In addition to the ECU flash, Bucky also added some Agency Power diverter valves, an Agency Power exhaust system, and a K&N flat panel filter. Stay tuned for updates on his project build and magazine coverage. Thanks for the support Bucky.
Our customer from Australia recently flashed his Porsche 997 Turbo with ease and send us some great photos of him in the process. The ECU Flash took him only minutes to setup and download and once he received the new file, uploading it was a snap! Checkout the original thread on the 6speed forums Here.
Our customer Gary from California recently flashed his 3.8L Porsche 997 C4S with the Softronic ECU Tuning software. The ECU Flash is designed to give the car a well balanced improvement in driveability and based on his comments, it did that! Read below -
“I just installed my softronic flash for my 06 997 C2S. I was impressed the first time I ran it through the gears, but one blast through the canyon, and I was hooked. The car pulls strong all the way to 7500 rpm, then drops right into the sweet spot when I shift. Normal mode is more like sport mode used to be. Sport mode now is very crisp and responsive. Dan was a big help with the whole process. To say I am happy would be an understatment.”
Like its predeccessors, the new 2010 997.2 GT3 is quite a beast. Making 435bhp and 316ft/lbs of torque, it is already a monster. To achieve such a feat, no part of the powertrain was left untouched. The seven oil pumps of the dry sump lubrication system were put on a strict diet as were the air-con compressor and dual mass flywheel. Forged pistons, titanium connecting rods, hollow camshafts, and special lightweight valves and cup tappets not only reduce mass, they allow for a maximum engine speed of 8250rpm — 100rpm higher than the previous GT3.
Then there is the complex exhaust system; though composed of a complicated arrangement of fan-type manifolds, boxy catalytic convertors, and presilencers connected via ECU controlled butterfly valves to a single transverse mounted muffler, the system weighs 1 kilogram less than the older system on the previous GT3. What’s more, the new system significantly reduces back pressure and adds 20Nm of performance (and that deep bass roar) at the push of a dash mounted sport button.
All of this is furthered by the tuning of Softronic adjusting the entire 1mb of the timing and fuel maps via the OBDII port. Like all Softronic maps, you are able to keep your original map to load back to stock at any time. The new tuned file is done for either 91 or 93 octane and automatically adjusts for race gas which advances the timing. The Softronic ECU Flash for the 997.2 GT takes your car to an incredible 355hp and 337ft/lbs of torque.
Read more about the tuning process here – http://www.softronictuning.com/product-information/porsche-997-2-gt3-2010-ecu-flash-tuning/
Porsche 997.2 2010 GT3 – $1295
Stock Power – 435HP and 316ft/lbs
Tuned Power – 455HP and 337ft/lbs
Softronic requires the 997.2 3.8L GT3 ECU to be mailed in for flashing. The ECU flash will alter your fuel and timing maps to give you a very linear increase over stock. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat or straight pipe exhaust systems, Softronic raises the O2 levels which will remove the possibility of having a CEL from this type of exhaust. Once the car is flashed, the low end torque and throttle response will be much improved. The mid-range of the RPM band will feel stronger as well. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 997.2 GT3 even more fun then it was originally. We have different maps for those running 91 octane or 93 octane and higher. We have tested this software in many competition venues with nothing but positive results.
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