Significantly improves cold air induction into the engine and vastly improves power and sports car sound throughout the rev range. Constructed with genuine carbon fiber for strength, durability, and maximum flow and performance. Used by professional Grand Am, KONI Race Teams, but also works great for street car enthusiasts.
NOTE: Optional GT3 Throttle Body Adapter only required for vehicles that have been upgraded to the 997 GT3 82mm Throttle Body.
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Installed Fabspeed intake on a 997. Installation was easy and looks and sounds great.
The quality of this product is good craftsmanship, worth what you paying for.
Definitively a noticeable change, not so much in low revs, but around 4500 rpm and up, when accelerating the sound is more ... how to explain this ? In music terms I would say it has more "bass" . As a test, I didn't tell my son anything about the Fabspeed intake, and he didn't know it was installed, but as soon as we hit the road and I accelerated, he immediately noticed something was different and he prefers the new sound.
Power increase :
As I didn't go through the trouble to dyno the car before/after, I can't comment on this HP or TQ gain, but I'll take your word for it :-)
After all, a 997.2 4S has 385 HP with 420 Nm, so a +16 WHP represents a 4% increase. Although impressive in numbers, with sport mode or sport+ mode on, it would be very difficult to feel the difference.
Overall comment :
Sound is definitively more aggressive in high RPM, performance probably a bit better and the air intake certainly looks fantastic when I open the engine cover !!!
First off, the sound of is amazing about 5000 RPM. I have an aftermarket exhaust as well, so the combined effect to acceleration and exhaust sound seems to be exponential.
Second, the fit and parts supplied to install the product were less than desired. The baggie holding all parts was torn, so the various screws and nuts were gone; only the bracket remained. The heat shield panel also seems to be missing a part – to the left there are three holes where another panel would normally attach, but that smaller panel is not present. Was that lost in transit as well? Some photos on your web site show that part present. The rubber grommets to install the heat shield to the body were too big, and required me to significantly shave them with a razor. The cooling fan on the engine lid strikes the top tubing of the air intake, and unless the oil filler tube is moved far to the left, hits that too.
So, the sound is great, but for nearly $900 in cost, the fit leaves much to be desired.
Very pleased with the look and sound of this easy to install add-on. If you're looking for great sound and a seat of the pants faster feel, this is the one!
997 4S - Power is found right away, breaths way better, installed with evo chip and its not the same car anymore, also installed bypass pipes but had to take them off as they are way too loud for city use, took forty minutes before i got pulled over by a good looking blond haired police officer, got no ticket but got a warning that i sounded very fast..
For racers out there the bypass is great for the track
Just installed my new intake with my friend, and couldn't be happier with the new sound and power!! The engine literally howls and barks over 4500 rpm. I now drive in the upper rev range and keep my windows and targa roof open to enjoy the sound. Fantastic value, will be looking for more upgrades from Fabspeed.
This fantastic product is let down by the heat shield mounting screws being too short. The rubber grommets push into the engine bay mounting holes nicely but when you go to bolt in the heat shield, the 2 bolt set is too short. I managed to get one of the bolts to take the nut, just, but the other could not be pressed down hard enough to mate with the nut in the grommet. I will have to purchase longer screws which is anoying as by the time this product gets to Australia it is twice the price that it costs in the US. Other than that it works well,
My girlfriend was with me when I opened the box to this stunningly beautiful "lampshade" well at least that's what she initially thought it was! I laughed but then continued to explain to her that it was a performance intake for my 997 carrera lol I now like to refer to this as my "competition lampshade", that makes my engine roar and breathe with ease. These along with my fabspeed straight pipes and dual black fabspeed exhaust tip seriously have transformed my car. These are beautiful parts and the result in Hp and torque gain is just perfect for me. Worth every penny! I don't work for fabspeed at all I am just a Porsche collector and enthusiast. @rafael7b