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I believe that the Sledgehammer has been around for quite a bit more than a year.

My car has been running strong at the 700 rwhp plus level for quite some time now.

With the right bolt ons and tuning the Mezger is 100% safe at this level (mid 700's....everyone has been waiting for the Sledgehammer and Powells 864 rwhp car to blow, but it just does not happen).
 
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Check out all these 997 engine failures, kinda scary.

http://www.total911.com/news/466/
What an amazing scary compilation! Are there any sites like this about tt engines or are they just built better?
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What an amazing scary compilation! Are there any sites like this about tt engines or are they just built better?
Jim
I believe you just answered your own question.
 
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I have seen plenty of Metzgers blown also in Road Racing...
 
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Off topic,and i sure hope not another indication of things to come!
When i picked up my 08 Turbo cab in Zufenhausen,you were invited to lunch at their top floor restaurant
Now they park you in a cafeteria
 
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Is the GT3 RS Hybrid running the 3.8 DFI or Mezger?
 
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Mezger I believe.
 
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its running a 4.0l racing mezger motor.
 
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We have the world record with a bone stock long block 997.1TT running 1100+hp and a 4.25 second 60-130, which equals a 3.7 second 100-200 run.

Would we try the same thing on the new engine? Simply put - no.
 
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Originally Posted by Neil Switzer View Post
We have the world record with a bone stock long block 997.1TT running 1100+hp and a 4.25 second 60-130, which equals a 3.7 second 100-200 run.

Would we try the same thing on the new engine? Simply put - no.
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Simply put, the new motor was a cost saving measure. Once I see race teams running it, I will believe.
 
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Originally Posted by Neil Switzer View Post
We have the world record with a bone stock long block 997.1TT running 1100+hp and a 4.25 second 60-130, which equals a 3.7 second 100-200 run.

Would we try the same thing on the new engine? Simply put - no.
So as a tuning company what is your roadmap for the new engines?
 
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Maybe the new turbo, with the amazing PDK, will not need that kind of power to produce equal times.
 
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It seems like the "weak point" as far as power levels go for the 997.2TT PDK is the tranny. That needs to be upgraded at 560whp from what I remember Champion posted up. They were pushing over 600whp in their manual 997.2TT

I think that if the 997.2's DFI motor can handle 700ish whp then it is fine by my book. Most guys who start building into the 800+whp range will probably want to swap out internals for stronger ones since the risk can outweigh the benefit (cost savings at first might turn out to be a handful once something breaks). Just IMO of course. The Metzger motor is legendary and I may wind up grabbing a 997.1 just because of how robust that motor is. The DFI is a step towards efficiency...and puts some money in Porsche's pockets.
 
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Originally Posted by Neil Switzer View Post
We have the world record with a bone stock long block 997.1TT running 1100+hp and a 4.25 second 60-130, which equals a 3.7 second 100-200 run.

Would we try the same thing on the new engine? Simply put - no.
I've been debating whether or not to get a 997.1 or pony up for a 2010- 997TT, but you just put the nail in the coffin...

Save ~$65k on a 08-09 vs 997.2, put $20k in the engine and have a reliable 750hp daily driver (and you're still up $45k on a new car). No brainer.
 

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