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Porsche Heartbreak at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche 919 Le Mans 02 thumbAfter a strong and very respectable performance by both 919 Hybrids the Porsche Team was left empty handed after a dramatic final stage of the race. After more than 22 hours the LMP1 crew of car no. 20 (Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Mark Webber) suffered a powertrain problem at the most famous endurance race in the world. Earlier in the race the car was leading for a significant period. The second innovative and highly complex prototype – in the hands of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb – likewise proved to be very competitive, but was hampered by a drivetrain problem. However, their no. 14 car crossed the finish line under its own power.

After a thrilling start to the race with changing weather conditions, numerous accidents and a relatively calm and drama-free night, Timo Bernhard took the lead in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. This was after 20 of the 24 hours. At 12:36 on Sunday he handed the leading car over to Mark Webber. Less than 20 minutes into his stint the Australian was forced to slow down and drove solely on electric power back to the pits. The team could not repair the damaged powertrain.

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New IPD 991 Turbo Y-Pipe in the Werks

997-Turbo-Y-Pipe-Yellow-02 smShown above is the 997 Turbo Y-Pipe that has been polished and powder coated yellow to match the calipers and roll cage.Although the 991 Turbo Plenum is very similar to the previous 997.2 Turbo Plenum, the Y-Pipes are completely different from each other. IPD is currently performing all the R & D and will be engineering the best possible Y-Pipe that will feature many new IPD innovations. As with any Turbo application, bigger isn't always better and the goal is to always develop a Y-Pipe that delivers optimum flow and air velocity without being too large causing pressure drop, loss in boost response and ultimately performance.

991-OEM-Turbo-Y-Pipe smAs you can see, Porsche designed a completely different Y-Pipe from the previous 997 generation Turbos. Let the R & D begin. Stay tuned for more details.The 991 Turbo IPD Y-Pipe will be designed to deliver more power and torque from the already potent 991 Porsche Turbo. This will not be a cast reproduction of the factory Y pipe but a complete re-design from scratch, developed to deliver even greater air flow for both stock AND highly modified Turbos.

997 2 Red Y Pipe Installed 01 smShown above is the 997 Turbo Y-Pipe that has been polished and powder coated red to match the calipers.The factory Y-Pipe becomes restrictive when adding substantial power gains. This superior and more efficient design flows more cfm and reduces turbulent air flow as it enters the throttle body. The IPD Y-Pipes typical have larger inlets and an optimized diversion area that allows for impressive power gains. Of course the new 991 Turbo Y-Pipe will be a direct bolt in replacement that will not require any modifications or fabrication.

We will post and upload all the latest news related to the development of the new 991 Turbo Y-Pipe as we continue the R & D process.