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2009 Sportec Porsche 911 SPR1 T80 858bhp Review

July 2009
Filed under: SPORTEC Car News | SPORTEC Headlines
Swiss automotive tuner SPORTEC, famed for its ultra high performance SPR1 range of 997 based supercars, is proud to announce the latest addition to its range, the T80. Conceived, designed and constructed in Switzerland by SPORTECs technical team, the new version of the SPR1 offers unrivalled supercar performance and exclusivity.

The T80 builds upon the performance of the SPR1 range by increasing the power of its bi-turbo, 3.6-litre, 24-valve, flat six T80M engine to a staggering 858 bhp, which, when combined with the benefits of permanent four wheel drive, creates a benchmark blend of poise and performance.

This means that each of the SPR1 T80s four wheels channels 214.5 bhp to the tarmac, akin to having a VW Golf GTi powering each tyre, yet the SPR1s bi-turbo engine remains fully Euro IV emissions compliant.

The SPORTEC SPR1 T80 enjoys supercar performance, taking a mere 3.0 seconds to hit 62mph (100kmh,) with 186mph (300kmh) appearing in just 18.9 seconds. A top speed of more than 236mph has been recorded at Nardo, Italy.

Technically, the SPORTEC SPR1 T80 boasts highlights including titanium connecting rods, a flat carbon fibre under floor, active suspension and F1 style ceramic brake discs.

The use of composite (carbon / Kevlar) body panels, forged alloy wheels, an integrated safety cage and ceramic brake discs allows the SPR1 to be lighter, safer and more dynamic than other cars in its class.

Available in a choice of colours, the SPR1 T80 boasts a number of exclusive SPORTEC styling and interior touches, including lightweight 20 inch forged alloy wheels, a carbon fibre rear wing and leather / alcantara interior.

Brackley based Automotive Performance Services (APS) is the UK concession for SPORTEC. The SPR1 T80 will be making its British debut at the prestigious Salon Privé show at Londons Hurlingham club between 22nd-24th July.

1.0 Engine SPR1 T80
Engine type: 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer (858 bhp)
Engine code: T80.1

1.1 Technology
Forged light alloy block and cylinder heads, forged steel crankshaft, four valve cylinder heads with hydraulic tappets, nimonic exhaust valves, variable valve timing, F1 style titanium connecting rods, forged alloy pistons, dry sump lubrication system, six coil high tension system, selective cylinder knock control, OBD2 control for engine management monitoring

Special features
Hand crafted exhaust system with dual metal 200 CPSI catalyst and bypass valve, Euro IV emissions approved, MFC G4.0 multifunction control unit with: twin injector control, MAP sensor, multi map closed loop boost control, exhaust bypass control, load dependent dump valve control, twin throttle control, power dependent fuel pump control

Equal flow intake manifold, twin throttle body, SPORTEC hybrid turbochargers, high efficiency intercooler system with carbon fibre air ducts, carbon fibre flow optimised air intake system

1.2 Drive train
Six speed, manual transmission, permanent four wheel drive, 60% limited slip differential, gearbox oil cooler

Special features
Driveability optimised SPORTEC high performance clutch rated to 1200NM of torque

1.3 Suspension
Weight optimised seven spoke forged alloy SPR1 design, available polished or painted as per customers choice, front axle: 9J x 20 inch (11.9 kilos) with 255/30R20 tyres, rear axle: 12.5 x 20 inch (12.5 kilos) with 345/25/ZR20 tyres, electric power steering, front axle with McPherson struts, uniball top mounts, light alloy links, multilink rear suspension with uniball top mounts, front and rear anti roll bars (rear adjustable,) adjustable ride height, active suspension

1.4 Brake system
Front: Six piston fixed calliper, 380 x 34mm cross drilled and ventilated ceramic discs
Rear: Four piston fixed calliper, 322 x 28mm, cross drilled and ventilated ceramic discs

1.5 Body
Zinc coated galvanised steel bodyshell with integrated safety cell, carbon / Kevlar composite body panels, flat underfloor, adjustable rear spoiler

Special features
Increased torsional stiffness and weight reduction via bonded carbon / Kevlar composite body panels and safety cell, nano painting of customers choice of colour, air flow optimised engine and intercooler ducting

Door bars and removable rear cross brace in safety roll cage, sunroof

1.6 Electric system
Power windows, remote central locking, heated rear window, bi-xenon headlights, fog lights

1.7 Interior
Sport seats, complete leather/alcantara interior, stainless steel scuff plates, automatic air conditioning

Multifunction steering wheel, navigation system, car hi fi system, air conditioning, fully customised interior (leather / wood / carbon seats and trim,) sill scuff plates with customers choice of logo

1.8 Package options and individual equipment
Clubsport package
Carbon fibre doors and bonnet, light weight interior with carbon door covers, adjustable carbon fibre rear wing, adjustable front lip spoiler, traction / launch control, active suspension, multifunction steering wheel, carbon fibre flat underfloor, six point safety belts, door bars and removable rear cross brace in safety roll cage, sports brake pads, optimised brake cooling, modified spring and damper settings, uprated rear axle links

Highspeed package
Active suspension, carbon fibre flat underfloor, flow optimised wheelarch liners, load controlled intercooler water spray, electric adjustable rear spoiler and special aerofoil, flow optimised wing mirrors, modified spring and damper settings

Further options
Motorsport exhaust system (track use only,) GPS car locator, satellite navigation system, car hi-fi, air conditioning, fully customised interior (leather / wood / carbon seats and trim,) sunroof, personalised scuff plates, global maintenance package, mobility warranty

Engine type Six cylinder boxer engine
Displacement 3600cc
Bore/stroke 100 x 76.4mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Power output 858bhp @ 8200rpm
Torque output 642lb.ft @ 4800rpm
Engine management Bosch ME 7.8 SPORTEC MFC G4.0
Fuel quality 98 RON unleaded
Idle speed 820rpm
Max engine speed:
1st gear 8700rpm
2nd-5th gear 8500rpm
6th gear 8200rpm
Emissions standard Euro IV

Six-speed manual, four wheel drive
Gear ratios:
1st 3.82
2nd 2.05
3rd 1.41
4th 1.12
5th 0.92
6th 0.75
Reverse gear 2.86
Final drive ratio 3.44
Speed at 1000rpm in 6th gear 30.76mph
Clutch disc diameter 240mm

Front axle Light alloy links with McPherson struts, uniball top mounts
Rear axle Multi link suspension, uniball top mounts
Steering Electric power steering
Steering ratio 1:16.9
Steering from lock to lock 2.98
Brakes Front: 8 piston light alloy calliper
Rear: 4 piston light alloy calliper
Brake discs Front: Cross drilled and ventilated ceramic 380 x 34mm discs
Rear: Cross drilled and ventilated ceramic 322 x 28mm discs
Wheels Front: 9J x 20 inch 30mm offset
Rear: 12.5J x 20 inch 40mm offset
Tyres Front: 255/30 R20 92Y XL
Rear: 345/25 R20 100Y

Kerb weight (DIN)* 1345 KG
Front / rear weight distribution 40/60
Depending on equipment

Length 4467mm
Width 1878mm
Height 1275mm
Wheelbase 2350mm
Track front: 1550mm
Rear: 1564mm
Fuel capacity 64 litres

Maximum speed Over 236mph (380kmh)
0-100kmh (62 mph) 3.0 seconds
0-200kmh (124mph) 8.6 seconds
0-300kmh (186mph) 18.9 seconds
Power to weight ratio 637 bhp per ton
Bhp per litre 238

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