Here comes Blue Arrow, a Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S tuned by Edo Competition that is even quicker and faster than the 911 GT2 RS. Moreover, it is definitely the most powerful, quickest and fastest 991 Turbo S there is so far.
There is no denying that any Porsche sports car is an epitome of quickness and speed. Among the current generation (seventh) of the Porsche 911 – the Porsche 991 – the 911 GT2 RS takes the cake. But when the 911 GT2 RS is taken out of the equation, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is definitely a serious monster.
Edo Competition has toyed around the idea of creating the most powerful, quickest and fastest version of the Porsche 991 Turbo S. Of course, a standard 991 Turbo S is not, in any way, underpowered. Sitting at the heart of the 991 Turbo S is a 3.8 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that could provide up to 580 PS (427 hp) in output and up to 700 Nm in torque, thanks to turbochargers with a larger impeller. At this power level, the Porsche 991 Turbo could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h.
On the other hand, a special edition of the 991 Turbo S -- the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series – was recently released and boasts of serious steroids. Its 3.8-liter bi-turbo engine has been fitted with an exclusive power kit that increases the power level of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series to 607 PS (446 kW) of max output and 750 Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS has the same engine tuned to a whopping 700 PS (515 kW) of max output and 750 Nm of peak torque. This power level allows the Porsche 911 GT2 RS to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and achieve a max speed of 340 km/h.
As tuned, Blue Arrow poses a real challenge to these performance figures. Its lighter engine – a 3.8-liter bi-turbo mill – has been tuned with Edo Competition’s performance kit, enabling it to deliver 675 PS (496 kW in max output) and 850 Nm of peak torque. Such a high level of torque (even more than the GT2 RS) is enough to send the Blue Arrow dashing from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of over 344 km/h.
Emotions rise high with the Blue Arrow as it is being driven, thanks to a redesigned Sport muffler made from stainless steel. It also comes with tri-alloy cat converter. It employs an Edo / KW racing chassis with closure set or specially developed sport suspension springs, bringing its height lower by 30 mm.
As for its exterior, Blue Arrow features a GT3 RS-finished carbon front bonnet, color-coordinated brake calipers, lightweight carbon battery with carbon holding brackets and other enhancements. It rides on 20-inch ultra-light forged wheels that are available in various color combinations and that are wrapped in tires that measure 9.0 x 20 with 245/35R20 on the front and 12.5 x 21 with 325/25R21 at the rear.
Interestingly, Edo Competition is already developing stage II of tuning for the Porsche 991 Turbo S.