VRTuned is proud to offer their Launch Control software for the Porsche 996 Turbo vehicles.  This Launch Control will work on any K16, K24 X50 or GT2, as well as custom turbo applications.  The Launch Control is exclusively for VRTuned customers as an add on to our ECU Flashing.  This is a great modification for those drag racing, and can add substantial improvements to your 1/4 mile times.

So what is Launch Control?

Typically, launch control is used in race cars to help take off fast and efficiently at the start of a race.  You might see this commonly used in Rally cars at the beginning of each stage.  Many  Launch Control is controlled by the computers ECU to a set RPM point and then puts load on the engine.  This causes the car to build boost pressure at a stand still to reduce the lag of a normal launch.  The 996 Turbo Launch Control builds 0.2Bar or 3psi of boost.  This feature eliminates the possibility of dropping the clutch at to high of an rpm or over revving the car at launch.  Because there is such a small threshold of action to smoothly deliver acceleration from a stand still on high horsepower cars, launch control has been created.


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Dan Mermelstein - Co-Owner, Blogger, Porsche Enthusiast, VRTuned Marketing and Technical Support. Available to make your car faster!

5 Responses

  1. Brett Henson

    Yesterday Dan installed the launch control on my 01 996TT even though he put a 93octane map it was amazing how it just took off like a bat out of hell, easily the best launch I have done since I bought the car. He made sure I got the 91octane map right away and everything went smoothly, Dan is the Man If you have VRTuned this is a must have upgrade!!!

  2. adelino


    I´ve seen your lauch control work i wonder if will not need a clutch reinforcement so it won´t slide or burn.

    sometimes when i try to pull the rev´s onmy turbo and then release the clutch, the clutch will slide and it will smell.

    Hav any advices for this?


  3. Lukas

    Can you use launch control on an Automatic (Tiptronic)?
    I hope you answer to my email as well.
    Kind regards

  4. VRTuned.com

    Launch control is only for the 6speed cars and the TipTronic the only way is to upgrade the torque converter to the Agency Power one and do brake boosting.

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