Just as Sportec revealed its 858-hp Porsche 997, American tuner Switzer Performance revealed their new program for the car to keep the heat up! It’s not a new power package, the car is based on the 997 Turbo with Switzer’s P800 kit. But this time it’s a equipped with a modified version of Porsche’s Tiptronic gearbox, tuned for blistering performance.
You see the standard gearbox is capable of handling 700 hp max, but Switzer P800 generates over 800 horsepower. So they focused on the transmission, disassembled, upgraded, and rebuilt it and also fiddled with its transmission control unit (TCU) software. So it can now tolerate up to 900 hp.
Switzer says the P800 with the modded gearbox can do 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, which is Veyron kinda time! And it can do it on standard tires, with standard air pressure and on pump gas. So it’s a great choice for those addicted to drag racing, either illegal street racing or formal competitions, who also want a high performance daily driver.
To have this superb performance you must first buy a Porsche 997 Turbo Tiptronic, get Switzer’s P800 package for it, and then give them another 7,999 USD for the tweaked transmission.