Posts Tagged ‘gt3’

Titan Motorsports Porsche 996 997 Harness Bar

June 22nd, 2018 Comments off

Titan Motorsports bolt in harness bar for Porsche 996 and 997 models is produced utilizing 1.50“ Chromoly and is CAD designed for a 100% bolt in installation, requiring no permanent modification to the vehicle. As avid track day enthusiasts with our own Porsche 911s, we wanted to create a bar that allows for safe harness mounting while still providing access to the rear seat area for convenient storage of gear and helmet bags for drivers who chose to drive their cars to the track.

Produced in house by our team of fabricators, the initial bar design is completed utilizing CAD. Precision cut chromoly tubing is then sent to our computer aided mandrel tubing bender before being placed in a vehicle specific fixture where it is TIG welded. The rear portion of the cage is joined to the main hoop utilizing specifically designed interlocking clevises allowing easier installation and shipment.

The standard bar features integrated strut tower mounts and cup car style gussets in the X-brace, providing additional support and improved aesthetics. For vehicles equipped with the Bose sound system from Porsche who would like to retain their factory subwoofer, select the Bose equipped bar which moves the rear attachment from the strut towers to the rear seat belt location.

All bars are powder coated for a durable finish in your choice of 4 standard colors (Matte Black, Red, Gunmetal, Metallic Silver), custom colors available for an additional $250.

Available on our website now : Titan Motorsports Porsche 996 997 Harness Bar

Event Coverage : Titan Motorsports attends Simply Clean 4

November 12th, 2012 Comments off

Titan Motorsports attended the Simply Clean 4 meet at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach. This meet has grown over the years as it caters to a wide array of enthusiasts looking to meet other like individuals and bridge the gap between specific make shows and appreciate all uniquely modified vehicles. After outgrowing and having to deal with the closing of their previous facility Route 46 in Sanford, the show was looking for a new home to accommodate their growing following and found it at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach. While this facility was much larger than the previous host, cars of all different genres packed every square inch of the venue proving that the success of the show may require an even large venue next year. At one point the local authorities had to to shut down the interstate exit leading to the show in an effort to control the influx of cars still looking to attend the show. From stanced Volkswagens,leather-es wrapped Saab Wagon,tuned exotics to slammed Honda Ruckuses the show had it all. There were plenty of clean cars and unique trends exhibited at the show, and while we may not agree or understand all of them, this show continues to be one we look forward to attending, until SC5 enjoy the coverage below.

Titan Motorsports Project 996 GT3 gets HRE R40 Monoblock Wheels

May 2nd, 2012 Comments off

The latest project car in our stable, my Porsche 996 GT3 just received a fresh set of gloss black 18″ HRE R40 Monoblock wheels.

The R40 was designed for motorsports and is used by countless teams in both drifting and Grand Am. The HRE R40 starts with super lightweight 6061 castings and are engineered to be as light as possible without sacrificing strength, all while offering maximum brake clearance. This particular set weighs in at just over 18lbs front and 20lbs rear, saving over 30lbs of rotational weight from the vehicle.

Titan Motorsports carries the complete line of HRE custom forged wheels for all applications, let one of our sales staff help the right wheel and finish for you.

Southern California Shop Tour : GMG Racing

August 9th, 2010 Comments off

If you’re a sports car racing fan then chances are you’ve heard of GMG Racing and their ALMS Porsche Cup cars. In addition to their racing efforts, they also produce a great deal of parts for street cars looking to take the track. We’ve had great luck with their Roll bars and suspension components in our test car in the past, so when I was in the area I decided to stop by their shop and see it with my own eyes. I was greeted by Fabryce, the man in charge of this world class shop and he was nice enough to take a few moments to show me around. The second you walk into the shop you are overwhelmed. Porsche Cup cars, stacked 2 high in some areas, along with street Porsches, Audis, and Ferrari or two, you name it and it’s under one roof. They have all the equipment you’ll need to setup the ultimate street or race car from their 4WD dyno cell (which may look familiar if you’ve seen the LFA commercial on TV), A dialed alignment rack, fabrication center, and even a 3D printer for quick prototyping.

The main entry, interestingly enough GMG Racing just happens to be across the street from Porsche Motorsports NA headquarters, that’s one neighbor I wouldn’t mind having!

Team GMG’s GT3 Cup car, built and campaigned in the American LeMans series. Want a cup car of your own? You’re in luck, this one is for sale. Inquire within.

This gem was sitting in the back corner of the shop, most would have walked past it as just another cup car….however GT3Cups normally don’t have intercoolers. GMG is building something most have only dreamed of, a GT2 turbo engine powered GT3 Cup car. I’m anxious to see this complete and must admit that I don’t think many cars will be able to compete with this monster in the time attack and time trials it’s being designed and built for.

GMG produced a great Roll bar / harness bar kit for the 996/997, we’ve got one in our Camo car and must admit it was a super easy install that looked and performed better than even the factory Porsche Techquipment bar. Definately a must if you’re got a 996tt / 997tt / GT3 or GT3RS that your interested in taking to the track, and fortunately these are available in a variety of colors for sale and install through Titan.

GMG has also started working with Japanese cars through one of their sister companies, and this GTR turbo kit is one of their first offerings. This cast inconel manifold features v-band turbochargers available in various sizes designed for specific purposes. It will be offered as a complete kit in the near future once testing is complete, and we look forward to installing quite a few of these for Florida GTR owners looking to increase the power of their own Godzillas.

GMG recently released their own forged lightweight wheels for track and street. New GT3 owners need not worry, they also introduced a single-nut version for those of you who are fortunately enough to have this option from the factory. Titan Motorsports can also get these fine wheels for you and can match them with your choice of tires for track or street.

I want to thank Fabryce for taking the time to show me around, GMG is truly one of the shops in this country that others can use as a benchmark. We’re proud to have them as a technology and resource partner and look forward to growing this relationship in the future. If you’re in the west be sure to check out the Global Tuner Grand Prix at Laguna Seca they’re putting together October 22-24, this is one of the rare track days at Laguna with no sound restrictions. Details can be found at the GTGP website

Rolex 24 @ Daytona – A different perspective

January 28th, 2009 Comments off

Another year, another Rolex24 at Daytona International Speedway! As Wes has already mentioned, the race this year was great. This year was the first time I have attended the race and not camped at the track. Some family members that couldn’t make it to the race had booked a hotel room, and I decided I would stay in the room myself. The hotel was less than a quarter-mile from the Turn 4 tunnel. It was a pretty good-setup, it was an extended stay hotel complete with a fridge, microwave and stove…the next best thing to camping at the track. I first arrived to the track on Friday. While my plan was to at the track for the start of the Koni race, I was running late and didn’t arrive until the last hour. It was still plenty of time to watch the battle for the win as well as see the drivers and teams in the garage doing their post race inspections and de-briefs. After the race I made my way to the camping area where I had stayed in previous years. I met up with some friends and chatted about the Koni race, as well as the upcoming GT and DP cars of the Rolex race while sitting around the fire enjoying some drink. It doesn’t get much better than that! As it got later the girlfriend and I left the track for dinner before heading back to the hotel.

Saturday morning after a great breakfast at Bob Evan’s we packed up the car to drive our cooler and snacks to the infield, when we got to the gate we found out that they were already at capacity and we would have to park elsewhere. I took the cooler and carried it in why my girlfriend parked the car back at the hotel and walked to the track with the rest of our stuff. We got everything inside the track just in time to hustle over to pit road and the start/finish line for the pre-race activities. Tradition is to sign your name on the start/finish line and as usually there were dozens of people doing so, as well as taking pictures. The banking on the front stretch is 18 degrees, while the 4 turns of the tri-oval are 31 degrees. It feels much steeper than that when you’re walking up it or standing on the track than it does watching it on TV. You also really get a good feel for just how big the infield area is when you see the grass that has the Daytona logo, as well as the race series logos.

We made our way back to the garage area for the start of the race. After the national anthem there was a jet flyby. I haven’t been able to figure out what kind of jets they were (drop me a line if you know), but one of them had the “Rising Sun” painted on the tail…pretty cool. The next 8 or so hours were spent making our way around the track. From the banked turns of the oval to the infield hair-pin. We attended both the chili cook-off and the wine and cheese party in the blue garage area. This year’s wine and cheese event also had a selection of beers to try and while it was pretty packed, the entry fee ($5) was well worth it and I tried almost all the wines as well as the beers and got my fair share of cheese. Some of the chili we tried was great, one that really stood out was from team “Louisiana Heat”. I am inspired to find out more information about entering the cook off and may try to enter next year.

Around 10pm a group of us made our way to Hooter across the street for some dinner. Unfortunately we missed the fireworks while we were eating but we did see them on the TV coverage of the race at the restaurant. The happens to be a small go-kart track behind the Hooters, while I had checked it out earlier in the day and decided to pass on it (they are just your regular run of the mill “karts”, nothing fancy) being there with a group of friends and under the influence of a day spend drinking in the sun, we headed over to get some tickets and stage our own race. We drove on both their “road-course” and their “sprint track” and it was a lot of fun. Some of us were more drunk than others and there was a few times I would come around a corner to find someone else spun around and now driving towards me! No one was injured and it was a good laugh…even for the people working at the track.

We made our way back to the track and I rode the large Ferris wheel at the track for the first time. You really get a great view of the whole venue from the top! I was surprised to find out that it’s the largest Ferris wheel on the east coast at 150 feet tall. After the carnival rides I made my way to a few turns of the track to watch the action and get some pictures before leaving the track around 3:00 am.

Sunday we started our day at the blue garage again, this time for the breakfast buffet offered by the track. We walked around the garages and saw some of the carnage as well as a few of the cars that had retired overnight. We left early to get back home and watched the incredible finish on TV before taking a much needed nap. It was a great weekend of racing and another great Rolex24. I’m not sure if I will do the hotel thing again, or go back to camping at the track. While it’s nice to have a room to go back to (especially for years when it rains) there is nothing quite like being there, camped at the infield. Something about getting so used to the sound of the cars that you fall asleep and wake up when they are NOT running, like during a caution and can only fall back asleep once racing resumes. There is also something nice about staying up past the 30 hour mark…that’s when things really start to get interesting.