I have to say that I am pretty chuffed with the ol’ twin turbo Canyonerro. It isn’t a bad workshop hack. It could be improved with a set of DS3000 brake pads so it stops from speed more than twice, and the 22inch wheels make what is normally a really capable 4wd, utterly useless and barely able to traverse an average sized pothole without total destruction to the rim and tyre.
I want more power but every time I start plan on giving it a bit more boost and a tune, I can’t help thinking that getting more than 350kms to a tank of fuel would also be nice. It is actually becoming a bit embarrassing – the girl at the petrol station down the road thinks I am a bit keen on her because I am visiting so often! To avoid my second visit in a week, I decided I would see what happens if I filled up with some ETS ExtraMax race fuel…
Well, I did actually know what would happen. The Bosch Me7 engine management in these beasts might be getting a bit antiquated compared to the latest tech, but it was happy to keep winding in the spark and fuel until the dyno showed about a 30hp gain at the wheels! To be fair, the actual horsepower number falsely showed a bit more than 42hp but there was a spike at the end of the run each time as the traction control woke up and tried to outsmart the dyno. The airbag suspension also decided it need to take action too. Watching the electronics try and fight the dyno was like watching 50 Shades of Grey with your mum. Not good. Porsches just don’t like to be tied down and abused… I will upload the graphs soon.
One thing that is actually amazing is how much better the throttle response was on the way home. The exit from corners was addictive!
Unfortunately it wasn’t all good news. After driving it home from the dyno I realised that I am like a fat boy with cake. I need more. More power in this case, but more cake in my life would be good too.