Increase throttle response Porsche 997 Turbo

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Increase throttle response Porsche 997 Turbo

Neural Blog, June 2011

Sprint Booster throttle response Porsche 997

Sprint Booster throttle response Porsche 997

Porsche 997 Increase throttle response

Porsche 997 throttle response

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Sprint Booster is engineered to enhance the Porsche 997's drive by wire system, by providing crisp, on-tap acceleration for whenever the driver demands it!

Unveiled with much fan fair at the 2010 SEMA show, the Sprint Booster is an electrical throttle signal multiplier for significantly improved throttle response, increasing pedal to foot sensitivity, and delivering shifting improvement throughout the power band. The end result is quicker acceleration and an entirely more responsive Porsche driver experience.

Porsche 997's throttle response

Since 2000, Porsche (models 996/997) had replaced the responsive cable throttle systems with the slower response electronic versions. The ETC (Electronic Throttle Control), which is also known as Drive-By-Wire, has the unfortunate downside of delayed response and subdued acceleration, which can create problems in certain situations such as up- hill starts, quick gear changes and overtaking. Sprint Booster not only corrects this problem, it actually improves your Porsche 997's throttle response, unlocking the Porsche Carrera's and Turbo's potential, creating a smoother, more powerful ride.

Sprint Booster can and we would recommend it to be used as an addition to other Porsche Tuning components. It works well with most ECU tunes and in most cases ads positively to the drivability of the vehicle. What happens in your 911-Turbo when you hit the gas?

Sprint Booster is engineered to enhance the Porsche 997's drive by wire system, by providing crisp, on-tap acceleration for whenever the driver demands it. In return the driving experience is altered by providing increased acceleration time (eliminating the delay) on drive-by-wire Porsches by continuously measuring and converting the digital signal and providing the ECM (Electronic Control Module) with a new and altered signal for much quicker throttle response. As a result, your gas pedal actually achieves a full throttle response 25% sooner than the stock configuration

Sprint Booster gives you:
  • Quicker acceleration
  • Faster passing
  • Responsive uphill driving
  • Quicker gear changes
  • Easier rev matching
  • Sprint Booster does not increase Horsepower.
  • It does not reduce your 0-60mph times.
  • Sprint Booster makes your car 'FEEL' faster.
  • Sprint Booster is not for everyone.

Sprint Booster improves response, increases pedal input sensitivity and delivers more impressive off the line performance that is really discernable. Simple plug-n-play installation that takes just a few minutes and delivers instant response throughout the power band, making accelerating and rev matching incredibly more fun. This isn't just something that you feel when you get to top end speed. You feel the difference in your daily driving

Sprint Booster features:

  • Installs in minutes, easily reversible
  • Three settings: Stock, Stage 1, Stage 2
  • Dramatically improved response time
  • Manual and Automatic applications
  • TUV Approved, and SUD Automotive tested (some of the
  • highest testing standards in the world)
  • 100% made in Europe

30-Day Money Back Guarantee! Since you need to feel the difference to believe it, you get to test-drive Sprint Booster for 30 Days, risk free! Sprint booster offers that capability to be able to switch between the three stages. The green stage is a mild increase. On Red mode, it is very touchy and probably will require some getting used to, to avoid "accidental" burnouts (although not a problem with our all-wheel drive 997 Turbo test car).

Sprint Booster claims that there should never be a need to modify their product in order to have it securely connected. Their product has a two year guarantee and claim that they haven't encountered any issues while testing it on Porsche vehicles. Although the product comes incredibly well indorsed we have found some real world drawbacks.


Installation requires one to remove the E-gas pedal first in order to get to the OEM plug. This requires removal of one screw, lifting the top of the pedal forward and finally slides the assembly rearward and up. A small flat screwdriver is required to pry up the plug lock lip and pull it apart.

Additionally it should be noted that the plastic body of the Sprint Booster is soft enough to be connected backwards, so care should be taken to ensure correct connection, with the control port facing outward towards the pedal shroud. The control port should face back, towards the carpet.

Since most drivers will probably mount the mode button somewhere under the driver's side dash, you must use a quality adhesive backing and not the tape that's provided. Unfortunately there have been issues using the adhesive tape provided where the button had come loose. Additionally be sure to secure the wiring to the button with zip ties one would not want the wire to get tangled up with your feet while driving.

Sprint Booster Build quality

Overall the product seem to use soft materials with no locking mechanisms, unlike the more sturdy and lock in place OEM components. So in fact we are left connecting what seems to be a rather flimsy electrical connecter between two sturdy OEM connectors. We're left with a connector that does not snap onto the OEM parts securely. Additionally some clients have created their own harnesses or used zip- ties in order to fully secure the device in place. One should note that an incident has occurred where the Sprint Booster connector component had shifted in the socket when installed without additional harnesses.

Installation time

Over all Sprint Booster states that the installation should take no more than five minutes, however we would advise it's better to plan an hour for the install.

In summary, it works, and it works well

There was no magic to making it work, it is plug and play. It does what it is supposed to do, and the three modes are nice to have. I like that the activator button is also the LED- Makes it easy to locate for button presses in the dark. Operationally, this product works great and as expected so far. no complaints there. After a few days of having it, I like it a lot in regards to its added enhancement to drivability. The "green" mode is just right and it is a noticeable response difference.


The manufacturer explains Sprint Booster:

Sprint Booster is often misunderstood. While yes it modifies throttle response by altering the signal. Sprint Booster is design to produce a signal that is more in line with your throttle demands. Normal Day to Day driving, the occasional spirited drive, or flat out full throttle driving during auto cross driving. Simply put Sprint Booster analysis what you are doing and supplies the right amount of throttle response to satisfy your demand.

Contrary to what the loose assumptions are on the internet, Sprint Booster responds based on your throttle input, not a preprogrammed amplification. Anyone can step on a pedal / mash the gas. But there is no precision to that, and one should not need to do this.

Sprint Booster spent years calibrating the product to provide the response the car "Should have" straight from the factory. Company has invested the time and effort to develop a plug and play modification to provide such an effect on your vehicle. This is a reason why they have patented this technology.

The best way to sum it up is Sprint Booster is very similar to the "wired" throttle control from a decade ago. Many of our customers tell us that is what they missed all these years. A throttle response that was crisp and always 100% there when required.

We challenge everyone to try Sprint Booster. Purchase it from an Authorized Sprint Booster Dealer or purchase it directly from WWW.SprintBoosterUSA.COM . If the product doesn't blow you away or if it feels like something you can do by just thrusting the pedal down. Then document your experience from start to finish and publish it. We welcome all feedback. But we are very confident that our product will impress you.

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