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    • APR back in Porsche tuning - 718 Cayman/Boxster 9A2 tuning development begins

      Great news from APR who is back in the Porsche game. Many of you likely do not remember that APR at one point had a fairly robust catalog of Porsche tuning parts. Over the years their core focus became Volkswagen and Audi but they announced they are back in the Porsche tuning starting with a 718 GTS.


      APR will likely find its largest market on the base 718 models with the 9A2B4 2.0. Why? Because that turbo is apparently a K04 which APR has a lot of experience with and it is not a VTG turbo.

      That is not to say the 718 S and GTS 9A2B4 2.5 VTG models will not benefit from tuning simply that the 2.0 is the best candidate for turbo upgrades from APR.

      We expect downpipes, intakes, intercoolers, and exhaust upgrades. The software alone will likely set APR apart from the rest.

      Thus far, the 718 has been largely ignored in the aftermarket in favor of the 991.2 Porsche 911 models due to the 9A2B6 3.0 models all sharing the same motor and Porsche themselves distinguishing them with different software and turbochargers.

      Hopefully the 718 9A2B4 2.0 and 2.5 finally get the push they deserve and if anyone can deliver it is APR.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: APR starts development on 718! started by Arin@APR View original post
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      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        Just saw a post on IG that APR has a 718 S and is starting development. I have Cobb now, but I am very interested in what APR will offer for hardware and software. Can’t wait.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        Damnit! I just posted in the engine section. Lol. I want an upgraded intake system. The factory one looks restrictive in several spots. Also a downpipe, headers, and turbo parts. I have a Base BTW. I’ve read the turbo is a K04 variant.
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Awesome. We'll be looking into everything. Click here to enlarge
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        Calibrate my 991.2, I’ll have in Opelika the moment you say yes!
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Shoot me an email with details on what you have: aahnell@goapr.com
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Great news from APR who is back in the Porsche game. Many of you likely do not remember that APR at one point had a fairly robust catalog of Porsche tuning parts. Over the years their core focus became Volkswagen and Audi but they announced they are back in the Porsche tuning starting with a 718 GTS.

        Click here to enlarge

        APR will likely find its largest market on the base 718 models with the 9A2B4 2.0. Why? Because that turbo is apparently a K04 which APR has a lot of experience with and it is not a VTG turbo.

        That is not to say the 718 S and GTS 9A2B4 2.5 VTG models will not benefit from tuning simply that the 2.0 is the best candidate for turbo upgrades from APR.

        We expect downpipes, intakes, intercoolers, and exhaust upgrades. The software alone will likely set APR apart from the rest.

        Thus far, the 718 has been largely ignored in the aftermarket in favor of the 991.2 Porsche 911 models due to the 9A2B6 3.0 models all sharing the same motor and Porsche themselves distinguishing them with different software and turbochargers.

        Hopefully the 718 9A2B4 2.0 and 2.5 finally get the push they deserve and if anyone can deliver it is APR.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        I’m all in for one of their turbos. 450whp would be insane. I have Cobb right now, but I’m deployed and my friend is handling all the work. I would be interested in APR software for sure with a nice ball bearing turbo upgrade.
      1. zagaone's Avatar
        zagaone -
        Hi Arin. How are the 718 GTS upgrades going.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by zagaone Click here to enlarge
        Hi Arin. How are the 718 GTS upgrades going.
        @Arin@APR
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by zagaone Click here to enlarge
        Hi Arin. How are the 718 GTS upgrades going.
        Great so far. We have an exhaust system nearing completion and we're working on software too.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        Any teaser photos or sound clips? I’m in the market for an exhaust and would be veryyyyyyy interested.
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Not yet. We're still playing around with muffler setups and valves to see what we like best. I don't want to jump the gun and show off something that's not final.
      1. axthomson's Avatar
        axthomson -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Arin@APR Click here to enlarge
        Not yet. We're still playing around with muffler setups and valves to see what we like best. I don't want to jump the gun and show off something that's not final.
        Mate you guys doing a non-pse version as well?
      1. Pnorth's Avatar
        Pnorth -
        What you also need to address heat soak. I have the 450hp kit from Ehresmann that is pictured in another post and it is absolutely fantastic! But, when tracking heavy on a shorter, technical track it gets heat soak and goes into limp really fast. We’re not necessary talking about outside temperatures of more than around 25c and the problem is present. However, on Nürburgring the speeds are so high that I’ve not been able to produce a limp mode. I also have an upgraded mid radiator with app 30% greater flow, but what we’re talking about here is not the cooling system but rather the intake temp. I also have friends with stock 718 GTS that get the heat soak, so it is not an Ehresmann related issue, it is a general intake temp problem. No one seems to work on an upgraded intercooler - don’t even know if there is room, so cooling with meth?
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        We're well aware of the potential heat issues on this platform and are calibrating around those. Game plan, sans hardware, may be to have multiple modes: Track mode (keeps IAT in check with the most power possible for the circuit) and a street mode that's more in line with what you'll see on the street (Less IAT since you're not at 10/10ths the entire time!). We're also looking into hardware, but I don't know where it will end up yet.