Porsche ENEOS 911 GT3 STI (2022)
ENEOS Porsche 911 GT3 STI
This year, Faruk Kugay from DevSpeed Motorsports will debut his latest creation: a 2007 997.1 Porsche 911 GT3. It was bought at auction as a rolling shell after it was crashed and stripped by a previous owner. With no engine and a reputation for fascinating swaps, Faruk chose a 2008 Subaru Impreza STI EJ25 engine to keep the “boxer” configuration, uniting two companies with incredible racing heritage both on tarmac and in the forests.
The goal was to create a track weapon. The EJ25 is 170 lb lighter than the original GT3 powerplant and can be modified to exceed the 911’s stock 415hp output. To that end, the ENEOS-lubricated STI engine was upgraded with a BorgWarner EFR 7064-C turbo and a massive Vibrant Vertical Flow intercooler. It was fitted with Deatschwerks fuel injectors, rails and pumps, which draw from a Nuke Performance fuel cell and fuel system. By adding a custom exhaust system, Faruk was aiming for 550hp, which will be transmitted to the rear wheels through the Impreza’s six-speed transmission with a reverse-cut ring gear and bellhousing from Subarugears in Australia, assembled by SubiWorks in Murrieta, CA.
With the GT3’s competition future, DevSpeed sourced GT3R racecar bodywork from VAD Design in Great Britain. Not only does it revive one of Porsche’s muscular competition cars but the expansive fenders accommodate huge 19x10” front and 19x13” Rotiform 917 wheels, which themselves are fashioned after a legendary Porsche design.
Putting the power to the pavement, the ENEOS GT3 was equipped with extremely sticky Toyo Proxes R888R tires measuring 265/35 R19 front and huge 345/30 R19 rear. These DOT-approved competition tires are designed to give the driver full control in extreme driving situations including road racing and track days.
BC Racing adjustable coilovers keep the rubber on the road, while the bodyshell has been stiffened with a CNC-bent rollcage from CageKits. It was built remotely after the interior was 3D scanned by Illumasthetic and the precise dimensions sent to CageKits. Machine-bent tubes were shipped to DevSpeed for Marcus Fry to weld the incredibly close-fitting cage.
Another motorsports addition is the Nuke Performance Air Jack 90 Competition system, which will allow the car to be quickly raised for wheel changes. The Nuke air jacks operate at 130psi, so can utilize a basic compressor rather than typical air jacks that require 400psi.
The DevSpeed / ENEOS Porsche 911 GT3 STI was finished in a unique livery inspired by both the classic Salzburg Porsche 917 and Subaru’s distinctive World Rally Championship cars. Created by Sean Smith Design, the livery was applied by Landmark Grafix.