TK Autosports: A New Jersey Builder
The Porsche 911 may be an undeniable terror on the race track, yet the sound of its customary six-cylinder engine could not fulfill certain devotees. Presently, if Porsche is maintaining its historically fruitful 911 fundamentals, with designs to move towards hybrid tech soon, this 997 develop can address our curiosity of what this sports car could reverberate like with a V8 under its hood.
The alluring “Green Monster” Porsche 911 has rightly earned its appellation due to its ferocious engine – a 7.0-liter GM LS7 V8, usually seen powering the Chevrolet Corvette. This powerplant delivers an exhilarating 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, although recently it has been souped up with additional modifications taking its output to 570 hp. Custom 180-degree headers further amplify this vehicle’s audial presence, with dual exhaust tips roaring into life and announcing its arrival.
The account of how this sports car obtained an American V8 began when TK Autosports got the unit as an exchange from a customer with a defective motor. The constructor opted to put the engine in the back of the vehicle employing a Renegade Hybrid swap kit instead of renovating the flat-six mill. The motor is affixed to a 997 Turbo six-speed manual transaxle.
The 911 build features additional specs such as 345 mm wide tyres; StopTech brakes of six pistons at the front and four at the rear; and a carbon fibre bonnet, wings, roof and doors from the GT3 Cup. This ultimately reduces the total weight of the vehicle to 2,905 lbs.
TK Autosports put on display the sound of the LS7 via two new videos connected to this write-up. One displayed onboard shots, while the other flaunted a drive-by. Though it may not have the same sound as the C6 ‘Vette, the roaring V8 motor could still be heard loud and vividly in the iconic 911.
It remains to be seen whether the Porsche 911 fitted with an LS engine is available for purchase. For anybody interested, the Green Monster can be found in Millville, NJ – home of TK Autosports. Outfitted with a reworked LS7 motor and carbon fiber components, it ought to cost significantly more than a regular pre-owned 997.