#startupmonday: Episode 03

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This week, we turn on the heat several notches with this Porsche 997 Mk2 911 Turbo S. The sharp eyed few will notice this fella has got single nut wheels, but out of sight from the pic above is an Akrapovic system. Keep your eyes peeled on the screen and watch the aggro unfold, as this car moves tarmac and leaps forward.

Although the 997 model was introduced some time in 2004, it received a facelift in 2009, with the Turbo S variant produced between 2010 till 2013. The 997 Mk2 911 Turbo S was sold only with a 7-speed PDK and Sport Chrono package, boasting 523 hp and 700 Nm, and carried the credentials of Porsche’s fastest production vehicle at the time, completing the 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds (although some have tested and claimed they have managed the century sprint in just 3.0 seconds!), 0-200 km/h in 10.8 seconds and towards a vmax of 315 km/h. We’re not sure if the Akrapovic system liberates several more ponies, but would not be surprised if it did.

Just for comparison sake, the most powerful production Porsche at the time was the 997 911 GT2 RS, which developed 612 hp and 700 Nm, capable of the century sprint in 3.5 seconds and vmax of 330 km/h.

Enough with the banter, you may now proceed to watch the video. Pssstt, best enjoyed with a pair of headphones.

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From supercar spotting on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Won has moved onto the realms of motoring journalism since 2011. He has a keen eye for automotive photography, a penchant for fast cars, and the occasional hunger for munching corners.

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