June 09, 2022 By Francis G. Pallarco Photos by Jun Vinluan

RAPIDLY YELLOW Don’t mess with this highly modded Porsche Turbo S

As to be expected, the latest Turbo S proves that Porsche constantly redefines the word fast. A slight prod on the go-pedal serves as a constant reminder about its brutal power. Another integral constant would be Porsche’s minimalist approach when projecting a serious, yet highly functional exterior styling. By fusing these constant traits, Porsche has come up with one of the worlds most blindingly fast and beautiful supercar ever made. Simply put, there’s no doubt what it can do with over 500 horses, 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and a 300 plus km/h top speed. Unquestionably impressive factory ratings, but there’s a select breed of enthusiasts out there who tend to disagree with what’s constant. They’re the kind who explores the limits of what more is it capable of if it were tuned.

When it comes to supercars and extreme tuning, most enthusiasts turn to Keith Bryan Haw of importhookup. Specializing in the best aftermarket parts and providing the best tuning service through affiliated shops, it’s the only contact one needs. With numerous Manila Auto Salon Best of Show awards, Keith has the experience and know-how when making a show stopping build. More importantly, he is able to pull off the ideas and incorporate the wishes of his clients into the build. Just like in this case where “fast and simple” are the key words as Keith explains, “The approach to this Porsche was to build the best looking and one of the fastest Porsche Turbo S in the country. Like when you see the car it instantly means business. No over fenders here just all carbon fiber to make it lighter.” This entailed replacing the front fenders with Moshammer vented fenders. Made from High Performance Composite (HPC) used on airplanes and yachts, as it is very strong and light.

Known for its specialization towards Porsches, Keith chose TechArt to upgrade the exterior that’s best described as discreetly subtle. A TechArt GT Street Kit was used that comes with a front chin, side skirts and rear diffuser. Other TechArt bits include a carbon grill, carbon wing, carbon mirrors, carbon roof spoiler, carbon air intake vents, carbon rear fins plus carbon (DRL) lights. Closely adhering to the yellow and black color theme, they also added aftermarket black headlights, taillights and rear emblems. Even the well-appointed interior wasn’t spared from upgrades such as an alcantara covered Porsche sports steering wheel and shift knob. The iconic dash also features a carbon fiber dash kit making it more appealing. What’s great is that all the interior and exterior upgrades look like it came straight from the factory where nothing seems out of place. Now that’s proper execution.

With specific instructions to do what it takes to build the fastest Porsche Turbo S in the country, Keith turned to ByDesign Automotive Group in the States. Known for tuning Porsche engines, they offer a comprehensive line of Porsche-specific aftermarket parts including ECU tuning.  Leaving the stout engine internals as-is, they went with maximizing the amount of boost to gain more power. A ByDesign hybrid turbo upgrade along with a thicker ByDesign intercooler was used. Flowing better than stock and making all the right sounding exhaust notes, Kline innovation headers and valved exhaust made from Formula-1 spec inconel material replaced the stock units. For the ECU tuning, Keith chose a ByDesign COBB ECU tune. Based on the specific engine mods, By Design dials-in the parameters of the ECU (fuel, timing, boost) using the COBB tune for more hp and torque. The result? This Turbo S now has a tire shredding 750 horses and 840 ft-lbs of pulling torque.

Underneath, the upgrades continue on all four corners with nothing but the best as KW coil overs take over the stock dampers including thicker and adjustable GMG sway bars. Suspension mods like these equate to flatter cornering and a firmer ride, but vital because of the increased power levels. The wheels are actually 20-inch, 3-piece, forged wheels by Brixton in a staggered fitment and finished in black, matching the color theme. Providing much-needed traction are Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires while the massive Porsche carbon ceramic big brakes are sufficient enough to effectively bring this yellow projectile to a halt.

“What’s great about a new car is that even if it’s practically brand new, people now modify their rides to suit their personality. Whereas before it was rare especially with sports cars. Also it’s easier to modify, as the parts are available. What makes you good at modding is that you pick the best and most tasteful parts you can get. Some have the money to do it but not everyone has the taste to modify it well.” When Keith told me that this is probably the most modded Turbo S yet, I wasn’t quite sure at first, but after looking over it and the spec list, I have to agree. But the real kicker here is that the car really looks clean and factory stock with a seamless infusion of different exterior and interior mods for a job well done, I should say. After all it took home the Best of Show Extreme Custom Car category award during the recent Manila Auto Salon already speaks volumes.

SPECIFICATIONS

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2)

 Engine

3.8-liter, flat-6, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder,

Turbocharged with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

Engine Mods

By Design big turbo upgrade, By Design intercooler, IPD Intake Plenum,

GT3 Throttle Body, AWE sflow carbon fiber intake,

Kline Innovation Inconel headers and valved Inconel full

Engine Management

By Design Cobb ECU Tune

Horsepower

750 Horsepower, 840 lb-ft of torque

Transmission

7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Suspension

Front/KW V3 Coilovers, GMG stabilizer bar, Hydraulic front lift,

Rear/Multi-link Suspension with KW V3 Coilovers and GMG stabilizer bar

Brakes

Front/Cross-drilled ventilated ceramic disc w/six piston aluminum calipers

Rear/Cross-drilled ventilated ceramic disc w/four piston aluminum calipers

ABS, EBD, Porsche Traction Management (PTM),

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV),

Wheels

Brixton Targa PF9, 3-piece, forged wheels

Satin/Gloss black combo w/titanium exposed hardware,

Front/20×9.5, Rear/20×12

Tires

Michelin Sport Cup 2 Tires

Front/245/35ZR20, Rear/305/35ZR20

Interior Mods

Porsche alcantara sports steering wheel, Porsche alcantara shift knob,

Porsche full carbon fiber dash kit, Porsche illuminated carbon doorsills

Exterior Mods

Full TechArt GT Street Kit (Front chin, side skirts and rear diffuser)

TechArt carbon grille, carbon front (DRLS), carbon wing, carbon mirrors, carbon roof spoiler, carbon air intake vents, carbon rear fins

Moshammer carbon vented fenders, Porsche black headlights,

Porsche black taillights, Porsche black emblems

Body & Paint

Alex Car Restoration

 

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