• Fast, faster, and fastest - An FVD tuned Porsche 997.1 Turbo vs a tuned E60 M5 and stock McLaren MP4-12C on the highway

      The highway is really the E60 M5's game. The S85 V10 breathes very well up top and revs past 8k making for a natural autobahn stormer. The E60 M5 in the videos you will see is ECU tuned along with scoops, an underdrive pulley, and a cat delete. The 911 Turbo it races is the 997.1 generation car with a manual transmission. It is tuned as well but its only modification is to the ECU courtesy of a tune from FVD.


      The result of the 997.1 Turbo and the E60 M5 is surprisingly one sided. The 911 Turbo just flat out runs away from it up top. There are multiple runs and the result is the same each time, bus lengths for the Turbo.

      So how about some more stout competition for the Posche? A McLaren MP4-12C certainly qualifies as stout. The McLaren features the latest 616 horsepower ECU map from McLaren along with a sport exhaust system. The result? The MP4-12C puts bus lengths on the Porsche 911.

      All three of these cars are quick on the highway. It is amazing to see such a large spread between them. There is always somebody faster.

      1. E60 M5 (camera car) with ECU, scoops, pulley, removed pre-cats, filters, 245 winter tires vs 997.1TT MT with FVD tune (stock exhaust)


      2. 3 more tries - now 997tt is the camera car


      3. MP4-12C with factory sport exhaust and latest ecu factory update vs. 997TT (with passenger)

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 997.1tt MT vs E60 M5 Tune, Scoops, de-cat, pulley vs MP4-12C with 625 factory ecu update started by XLRation View original post
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      1. XLRation's Avatar
        XLRation -
        We did a PBox run with the 12C from 100-200kmH:

        Click here to enlarge

        for comparison the 997:

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        please note that the 997 PBox runs were made at a lower outside temp as the race (10C difference)
        aswell as there were no passengers in the car.

        cheers,
        Luke
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by XLRation Click here to enlarge
        We did a PBox run with the 12C from 100-200kmH:

        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...4/ddhl6v-1.jpg

        for comparison the 997:

        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo.../2nu3r7q-1.jpg

        please note that the 997 PBox runs were made at a lower outside temp as the race (10C difference)
        aswell as there were no passengers in the car.

        cheers,
        Luke
        This is some great data man.

        That MP4-12C is no joke.