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Litchfield has unlocked 582bhp from the new 911

British tuner opens the taps on the 992 to make it as powerful as a Turbo S

Published: 28 Aug 2019
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As you well know, Litchfield sits atop the GT-R tuning totem pole with potty projects like the 1,100bhp street-legal carbon-bodied Godzilla shooting for a sub-seven-minute Nordschleife lap. But over recent years it’s been diversifying, developing packages for BMW, Alpine and most recently, the new Supra – uncorking all these cars to give more shove and better handling. Well, now Iain and his team have got their power-hungry hands on the new ‘992’ Porsche 911 and the results are remarkable.

What kind of results? How about 582bhp for both the Carrera and Carrera S thanks to a cheeky little ECU remap. That’s a boost of 200bhp from the turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six without having to go near a set of spanners. Better than that, it makes this new entry-level 992 as powerful as the previous generation's most halo product, the Turbo S.

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Torque is up, too. There’s an increase of 90lb ft, bringing the grand total to 480lb ft. The torque curve has altered though, with the flat power and torque curves making way for a peakier, more top-endy delivery. Litchfield has also been working with Remus and Akrapovic to come up with solutions for the exhaust, which should bring even more power and noise. Jolly good.

Considering it costs £480 to have the new 911's vehicle documentation folder finished in matt carbon, £1194 for an extra 200bhp from Litchfield sounds like a bargain. Especially as it won’t change the driveability of the car. Just make it faster. Which is a good thing. So if you have a new 992, we recommend sending it to Litchfield.

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