Killer Sharks – 2008 Porsche SharkWerks 997 GT2 Vs 2007 SharkWerks 997.1 GT3 3.9

The vista before me is absolutely breathtaking, yet in all honesty I couldn’t care less, for behind me, the GT3 and GT2 are sat awaiting the drive back down the mountain to our base, their cooling engine components ‘pinging’ away delightfully under the hot Californian sunshine. Remember that quote from Ferry Porsche?

Well, it rings true of the eforts of Alex, James and Dan too. In the GT3 3.9 and 650bhp GT2, SharkWerks have simply taken two of the most revered 911 platforms we’ll ever see – and bettered them.

Model SharkWerks 997 GT2


sharkwerks-997-gt2-1Year 2008
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Maximum power 650hp @ 6,000rpm
Maximum torque 813Nm @ 5,300rpm
Transmission
GT2 RS single mass fl ywheel; RS 4.0 pulley; SharkWerks stage 2 clutch kit; Guard GT Pro Chromalloy LSD unit
Modifications
EVOMS 775 kit (EVT775 Clubsport ECU calibration with 7,000rpm rev limit; high- fl ow VTG turbochargers with 65mm billet compressor wheels; SharkWerks GT2 exhaust & high-fl ow cats; third generation clubsport intercoolers; reinforced silicone hoses; reinforced silicone turbocharger air inlet ducts; billet turbocharger boost recirculation valves; EVY specifi cation spark plugs; IPD competition intake plenum; Porsche GT3 82mm throttle body; high energy discharge ignition coils; improved turbocharger spool time); Cargraphic 200 cell cats with straight-through SharkWerks stainless steel exhaust; SharkWerks coolant pipe kit; GT3 RS front fender fl ares; GT2 RS front lip; TechArt rear wing gurney
Suspension
Front Bilstein Clubsport dampers; RSS inner monoballs and adjustable thrust arm bushings
Rear Bilstein Clubsport dampers; RSS/ SharkWerks rear adjustable links; RSS/ SharkWerks bump steer/toe steer kit & lock out plates; RSS semi-solid engine mounts
Wheels & tyres
Front 9×19-inch Champion RS 184 forged monoblock alloys; 235/35/19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
Rear 12×19-inch Champion RS 184 forged monoblock alloys; 325/30/19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
Dimensions
Length 4,469mm
Width 1,852mm
Weight 1,413kg
Performance
0-62mph 2.7 secs
Top speed Not tested
Cost $45,000

 

Model SharkWerks 997.1 GT3 3.9


SharkWerks 997.1 GT3 3.9- 2Year 2007
Capacity 3,900cc
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Maximum power 502hp @ 7,800rpm
Maximum torque 442Nm @ 5,400rpm
Transmission RS lightweight fl ywheel; Cup car clutch and pressure plate
Modifications
SharkWerks 500hp GT3 3.9-litre engine kit (forged, lightweight pistons; stock Mahle 3.6 con rods; steel liners; new rings, clips and wrist pins; displacement increased by 8%); SharkWerks Street exhaust; Cargraphic front wheel kit; EVOMSit ECU tune; specially profi led intake/exhaust cams; EVOMS head stud kit
Suspension
Front Bilstein B16 Damptronic coilovers; RSS/ SharkWerks bump steer/toe steer kit; RSS inner monoballs and adjustable thrust arm bushings; Brembo GT six piston, 380mm disc kit
Rear Bilstein B16 Damptronic coilovers; RSS/ SharkWerks rear adjustable links; RSS/ SharkWerks bump steer/toe steer kit; RSS inner monoballs and adjustable thrust arm bushings; Brembo GT four piston, 380mm disc kit
Wheels & tyres
Front 9×19-inch HRE Competition C93 three-piece alloys; 235/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Rear 12×19-inch; HRE Competition C93 threepiece alloys; 305/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Dimensions
Length 4,445mm
Width 1,808mm
Weight 1,365kg
Performance
0-62mph 3.5 secs (estimated)
Top speed 200mph+
Cost $35,000

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