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Porsche’s Exclusive division is best known for accommodating customers who demand a more personalized product — think wheels and body kits, unconventional interior and exterior color combos and custom leather by the acre — but Exclusive can now also the output of your new Carrera S as well. With the addition of the Porsche Exclusive Powerkit, the 911 Carrera S’s 3.8-liter engine gains 30 road-legal, warranty-safe horsepower (for a total of 430)plus a gain of 3 mph in top-end speed, all without effecting your fuel economy. Or so Porsche claims.
But if you think the Powerkit is just an easy way for Porsche to get more money out of its customers with a remapped ECU, think again. There’s some serious hardware exchange taking place to get those precious additional ponies. The Powerkit consists of reworked cylinder heads and reprofiled camshafts, plus a variable-resonance intake manifold with six individual butterflies with an additional resonance flap, all for better breathing on the front side. A unique sport exhaust system unlocks the back side of the engine, while dynamic motor mounts keep everything in place. An addition radiator mounted front and center aids in heat management. And of course, there’s a remapped ECU to make all this cool hardware work together. Visually, the Powerkit is highlighted with a titanium-colored engine cover inlaid with carbon fiber.
The Powerkit will be available starting this fall as an option on 2013 911 Carrera S models, but will also be available for retrofit on models already delivered. Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but don’t expect it to be cheap.
In addition to the Powerkit, Porsche Exclusive has also announced a host of new aero styling pieces for the new 911, including the Aerokit Cup with a fixed wing and additional air ducts at the rear and a unique front spoiler also feature additional ductwork.