Vivid Racing 997 Turbo Goes 196mph at the Texas Mile

The Texas Mile is one of the ultimate tests of a vehicles power, aerodynamics, and the skill of the driver. With all types of vehicles ranging from stock Camaro’s and Shelby Mustang’s to 1000+ horsepower Viper’s and Corvette’s, standing mile speeds range from 150mph to 200+mph. Vivid Racing of Gilbert, Arizona attended the highly anticipated event with their VR800 Porsche 997 Turbo October 16 and 17 after a 20 hour drive to Goliad County Industrial Airport. The flat blue wrapped 997 Turbo was equipped with a full Vorsteiner VRT Aero Kit featuring carbon fiber ducts, diffuser, and front lip spoiler. With HRE P40 Monoblock 19 inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires and JIC Cross suspension, the platform was set to deliver power from 0-200mph. The VR800 kit which was developed in house after months of testing on the street, dyno, and racetrack by Vivid Racing, uses Agency Power products consisting of GT3076rs turbochargers and Tial 44mm external wastegates. In combination with a larger Agency Power throttle body plenum kit, 3 inch Ypipe, high flow intercoolers, straight pipes, and custom ECU tuning, the VR800 Porsche 997 Turbo was able to put some impressive numbers at the Texas Mile. As the fastest 997 Turbo at the 2009 event, the VR800 ran the standing mile in 196mph. With a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a 60-130 time of 6.33 seconds, the Porsche was well respected by enthusiasts, competitors, and spectators alike.

The VR800 kit is engineered to work and function off the stock engine internals with basic and reliable bolt on components. Utilizing the best and only OBDII flash tuning for the 997 Turbo by VRTuned inconjunction with Agency Power performance products, the VR800 kit maintains complete driveability while delivering this intense performance gain. For more information in regards to our Porsche Tuning, please email or call 1-480-966-3040 x222.

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Texas Mile 2009 Standing Mile Event

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