Alex Djordjevic doesn't have to be afraid to put nitrous on his Diablo, so you can guess it was plumbed on this "cheap" car, along with the $35,000 sound system. Representing the hardware development of S Car Go, a Bay Area Porsche tuning shop, this car had a stock block, but most everything else was changed, with help from Greg Jones at Tial and Todd Knighton at Protomotive. The combination obviously had serious potential, but it was assembled in just a few weeks before the shootout and some bugs remained to be sorted out. This car made "only" 508 hp on GIAC's dyno and wasn't running quite well enough for Alex to get bold with the silly gas.
S Car Go's best performance was in braking, just 2 ft out of first place, thanks to its meaty Hoosiers and Brembo GT eight-piston race brakes supplied by Jaime Trimble at Race Technologies. In a field where many chose 19-in. wheels, the two cars with the biggest brakes both ran 18s.
Though it finished mid-pack in official acceleration and road-course testing, there was time for one last 1/4-mile run just for kicks at the end of the day. Alex played with the nitrous and ran 11.12 sec., giving a hint of what this car will be able to do when it is fully sorted.
This car might have been the quickest around the track if the motor did not keep bleeding off the boost. Something was wrong with the wastegates or the program, and the thing was just dying in acceleration. Chassis was really easy to drive fast, well balanced, confidence inspiring. Brakes worked very well and were easy to modulate, never faded. I kept looking at the lap timer thinking that this was the quickest car, but the motor kept letting me down. My imagination wondered how fast the lap time would have been if they had sorted out the motor glitch. This was really a fun car to drive fast, and I would have loved to drive the thing all day around the track if, if, if.... Next time guys, maybe you will be quickest.
|2001 Porsche 911 Turbo|
|External Modifications||78mm throttle body, S Car Go carbon fiber intake, SCG short tube headers, Garrett dual-ball bearing turbo, SCG aluminum Y-pipe and intake splitter, nitrous|
|Engine Management Modifications||Software from Protomotive|
|Drivetrain Modifications||RUF shifter, Evolution Motorsports Stage II clutch|
|Suspension||Front/rear: Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, modified anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||Front: Brembo GT Race; 15-in. rotors, eight pistons, eight pads, titanium inserts; Rear: Brembo GT Race; 14-in. rotors, four pistons, titanium inserts|
|Wheels||Front: Fikse FM 10, 9.5x18;Rear: Fikse FM10,12x18; |
|Tires||Front: Hoosier, 245/40-18; Rear: Hoosier, 305/30-18|