A few things we do know will happen can be found in the Carrera S PDK. The Sharkwerks guys brought this car down to show off a new exhaust for 2009. This car had the race version, which is loud. It sounds like it drove right off the track at Daytona, but it's hard to emphasize just how loud it is. They estimate a 20-hp gain at the wheels, but testing isn't complete just yet.

Porsche's dual clutch gearbox, PDK, will eventually make it into all its cars. Right now, Porsche says GT cars will retain a traditional manual, but with the rest of the world switching to semi-automatic gearboxes, it'll be interesting to see how long that holds out. The new Carrera S also utilizes direct injection for more power as well as better efficiency and cleaner emissions. We imagine every Porsche model will employ direct injection with next five years. Even hardcore enthusiasts can't argue the benefits. Allowing greater compression ratios and more accurate fuel metering, there really is no downside.

If you were able to combine these three cars, you'd likely have the ultimate Porsche. The raw driving experience of the GT3 RS, coupled with the dynamics of the Cayman and the technology of the Carrera S. We'll probably only have to wait a few years to see the results straight from Porsche, but on these roads, in this place, time has no meaning. It's all right there, all at once-the ultimate Porsche and the ultimate driving experience.

Sharkwerks 997 GT3 RS 460
* Layout
Longitudinal rear engine, rear-wheel drive

* Engine
3.8-liter flat six, dohc, 24-valve. Sharkwerks/EVO 3.8-liter big-bore kit including pistons, rings and liners, ARP head studs, Sharkwerks, exhaust system, EVO MS software

* Transmission
Six-speed manual

* Suspension
Factory MacPherson strut front, multi-link rear

* Brakes
Six-piston monoblock calipers, 350mm rotors (f), four-piston monoblock calipers (r)

* Wheels And Tires
HRE C-21, 8.5x19 (f), 12x19 (r)Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, 235/35 (f), 305/30 (r)

* Exterior
997 GT2 side skirts, painted rear intake scoops, Cargraphic lower front lip

* Interior
BK Harness bar, 996 GT3 Seats, Schroth 6-point harnesses, Dension MP3 integration

* Performance
Peak Power: 407 hp @ 7700 rpmPeak Torque: 305 lb-ft @ 5300 rpmSharkwerks data, measured at the wheels

Sharkwerks /RSS/EVO MS RS370 Cayman S
Longitudinal mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

3.4-liter flat six, dohc, 24-valve. IPD Competition plenum, GT3 throttle body, EVO V-Flow intake, ESR lightweight accessory pulley, Cargraphic Exhaust(headers, cats, rear section and tips)

Six-speed manual, Sharkwerks lightweight flywheel

Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, H&R sway bars

Brembo F50 four-piston monoblock calipers, 355mm rotors (f)

*Wheels And Tires
Champion RG5, 8.5x18 (f), 10x18 (r)Toyo RA-888, 235/40 (f), 265/40 (r)

Carbon rear spoiler

996 GT3 Euro-spec race seats, Sharkwerks fire extinguisher mount, Schroth six-point harnesses

Peak Power: 335 hpPeak Torque: 281 lb-ftSharkwerks data, measured at the wheels

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