< Pat Williams Racing (porsche)- 3.4 litre twin turbo race car

 While the performance of Barry Bays car #234, the hybrid 996 bodied 2.61 litre twin turbo, and Robert Jarvis's car # 87, another 2.61 litre twin turbo, along with Ronny Randall's car # 6 the 2.1 litre twin turbo, had resulted in PCA completely re-writing the GT rule book for 2008, it had been his intention with this program from the start to systematically build towards the next level of competition. A new project was undertaken midway through 2007. The objective with this build was to construct a car to contend for overall wins in PCA's most powerful classes while departing entirely from the more conventional approach of buying the latest factory offering and then modifying it to suit.

What could be more challenging - and rewarding - than posting excellent results against the latest sequential no-lift-shift RSR's with ABS and traction control than accomplishing this mission with a 3.4 litre twin turbo air cooled 1986 930 based GT1 car still retaining a four speed and conventional brakes...and accomplish that at a reduced cost per operating hour. The key to making this unlikely combination work in the modern era was to build an incredibly strong but light chassis and an immensely powerful reliable engine with a broad torque band. As our focus would be the true measure of a race car's integrity, PCA's 1.5 hour endurance races - and the larger and faster tracks being our preference - every component would have to be very durable, and if requiring service/replacement on a race weekend, accessible for rapid exchange and preferably readily available.

This machine represents what we've learned in 14 years of professional and amateur racing. Pass your mouse over the thumbnails for an explanation and click if you'd like to see a larger view..

Watch the 3.4TT on the dyno and hear it run to 8,500rpm!

Ride with the 3.41TT Daytona where it wins the 2009 Octoberfest Enduro overall!

 PCA Club racing is the largest single marque amateur club racing series in the world. No where else can participants routinely race alongside seasoned professionals and teams on circuits they've viewed on television while doing so in the comfort of the PCA environment they are familiar with. Run groups of 75 cars are not uncommon on the larger tracks, weekend formats now include Sprints as well as 1.5 hour Enduros, and classes cover an extraordinary range - accommodating less than 100hp mid 50's 356 based machines to 800+ hp ex-Group 5 and mid engine prototypes - there is something for everyone. With upwards of 300participants and often 4 days of nonstop action, this environment, though exhillirating, can be especially intense and demanding .

  Whereas professional series such as AMLS and Grand AM have substantial restrictions for performance leveling, PCA does not. Thus, campaigning in GT 1 means competing against professional teams and/or drivers in the latest factory offerings running completely unrestricted with over 500 hp, displacements up to 4.0 litres and rev'g to to 9,000rpm with maintenance schedules that see the entire suspension and even steering racks routinely replaced.

Success at this level with an air cooled torsion bar based chassis is quite an accomplishment! Since its first outing at Sebring in 08, it's had many class and overall wins. You can check out the race results at PCA's Club Racing site and watch our in-car videos at the PWR Race Videos page.

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