We know some of you BangShifters out there are German car enthusiasts and MAHLE Motorsport does as well. They have introduced PowerPak Piston kids for the Porsche 996 and the Porsche 997. The great thing about these kits are that the pistons are the exact same weigh as the OE pistons, so they’ll work perfectly with the rest of the factory rotating assembly and the slipper skirt forging will out perform those factory pistons all the way to the winner’s circle.
Also, for those of your concerned with compatibility regarding the sleeve type in the engine that you have these will work with Nikasil or cast iron replacement sleeves depending on the state of your block. All the best technology and the winning formula for your hopped up Porsche. What’s better than that?!
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces PowerPak Piston Kit for Porsche 996 and 997
Exact same weight as the OE piston- designed for use in either
Nikasil or cast iron replacement cylinder sleeves
Fletcher, NC, (April 8, 2019) – MAHLE Motorsport, a leading manufacturer of forged high performance and racing pistons and rings, now introduces a Porsche 996 & 997 PowerPak Piston Kit for an 82.8mm stroke designed with MAHLE’s unique slipper skirt style forging. Developed for higher performance than the OE piston, the MAHLE Motorsport all forged piston kit delivers power over an expanded RPM range while matching the OE assembly weight.
Designed to work with either Nikasil or cast iron replacement cylinder sleeves, the PowerPak part numbers and ring sets are specific to either cast iron or Nikasil bores. The PowerPak Kit for the Porsche 996 & 997 features MAHLE’s proprietary dual coated, slipper skirt forged pistons that include a dry phosphate coating and Grafal® skirt coating to reduce drag and wear. Designed for OE 141.99mm length connecting rods, and Ø22.0mm wrist pins with a 32.95mm compression height, this Powerpak Piston Kit for the Porsche 996 & 997 provides factory matched ring lands and a compression ratio developed for an extended RPM range.
The 996 kit includes a 1.2mm top, 1.5mm napier second, and a 2.0mm oil ring set. The ring design delivers excellent ring-to-cylinder sealing with low mass without loss of ring stability.
The 997 piston kit is grooved for a 1mm, 1mm, 2mm precision ring set that is included and manufactured to exacting tolerances to ensure maximum performance with a longer life cycle.