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    • AWE Tuning releases 997 GT2 RS Stage I and II Power Packages with ECU software, headers, exhaust - Big money for small gains?

      The 997 GT2 RS is a very strong car in stock form offering 89 horsepower and 150 pounds less weight over the standard 997 GT2. AWE Tuning is now offering an exhaust, headers, and ECU tuning software packages GT2 RS owners who want more from their car. There are two packages, the Level I offering the exhaust and software, and the level II which adds in their headers. These packages are priced at $8,545.25 and $10,630.50 respectively.

      That is a lot of coin for relatively small gains. The GT2 RS just seems to have very aggressive software out of the factory putting down 594 horses to the wheels on the AWE-Tuning Mustang Dyno. They only gain 8 horses at the wheels with the exhaust and software although there are substantial torque gains through the curve. The thing is they come at 3400 rpm and the gains are minimized toward redline.

      The Level II package gains much more earlier as the headers seem to help with the turbo spool. We do not see very impressive gains until 100 octane fuel and race software is used at which point peak figures rise to 640 wheel horsepower and torque gains are 87 pound-feet at the wheels. The Level II package definitely seems to be worth the extra money of the Level I. There seems to be an error on the Level II graph which shows the stock torque at 503 to the wheels whereas the Level I graph shows it at 561. An honest mistake or designed to exaggerate to gains? With AWE-Tuning's reputation, we would say simply some sort of error on the graph and nothing shady going on.

      For the amount of money here and the gains it simply makes more sense for one to get a standard 997 GT2 and tune that saving considerable money and having basically the same power. Those who want more out of their GT2 RS though will likely look into this as money likely is no object.

      Pictures and dynographs below.










      Dyno Graphs.

      Level I

      After adding G.I.A.C. Software, the AWE Tuning GT2 RS Exhaust gains an additional 8hp/39ftlbs of torque which equates to 9hp/97ftlbs of torque over stock.GT2 RS Power Package Plus:


      Level II

      Peak Gains:

      • +26 crank hp / +103 crank tq on 93 octane
      • +49 crank hp / +150 crank tq on 100 octane

      Max Gains:

      • +49 crank hp / +150 crank tq on 93 octane
      • +137 crank hp / +158 crank tq on 100 octane



      This article was originally published in forum thread: AWE Tuning releases 997 GT2 RS Stage I and II Power Packages with ECU software, headers, exhaust - Big money for small gains? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Peak power may have only been increased marginally, but they gained some respectable power under the curve. Enough to be worth that much money? I doubt it.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        If you own a GT2 RS the money factor kinda doesnt count
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        If you own a GT2 RS the money factor kinda doesnt count
        I agree. And with only a handful made the market for this mod is very small.
        That is an amazing car though. For sure to be a collectors car in the near future.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        If you own a GT2 RS the money factor kinda doesnt count
        Yep, that is basically what I stated. However, I think a standard GT2 to upgrade makes much more sense.