APR ECU Upgrade - 3.0T S (991.2)

Unlock hidden horsepower and torque with our performance tuning software for your vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU).

PART# ECU-30T-S-9912

Overview

APR's ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR's optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine's capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

Features:

  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Mode Switching - Switchable power levels and features through Porsche Normal, Sport, and Sport+ profiles
  • Flat Torque - Optional torque limited version for a flatter torque profile
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Ethanol - Ethanol support from E60-E85 for maximum performance
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Rev Limiter - Increased redline for higher revving
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Exhaust Flaps - Enhanced power delivery and drivability through recalibrated exhaust flap actuation
  • Quiet Mode - Keeps the exhaust valves closed in Normal mode, unless driving rapidly
  • Added Safety - Additional safety features and protection modes added
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without removing the ECU
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee

Specs

BrandAPR
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-30T-S-9912

Porsche Tech Talk

Driving Modes, Features, and Safety

Driving Modes - Each upgrade offers a host of improvements beyond power alone. Using Porsche’s Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus modes offers varying levels of output while retaining all of the unique characteristics present in each mode. Sport and Sport plus modes give you full power and torque. Normal mode give you modest increase over stock. Optionally quiet mode is available, which keeps the exhaust valves closed in Normal mode, unless driving rapidly. Optionally a “Low Torque” file can be requested that limits torque similarly to normal mode, but retains sport mode like peak power levels. We’ve optimized boost, fueling, ignition, cams, and more to achieve greater power and torque in all scenarios.


Features - In Sport Plus mode we’ve reduced turbo lag during reapplication of the throttle by building boost while off the throttle. We have linearized the pedal maps for a more predictable throttle response curve, which works exceptionally well on the track. We’ve enabled left foot braking, and brake boosting. The speed limiter has been removed. We’ve optimized the software to better handle larger wheels without excessive torque interventions. And finally we’ve inverted the start stop functionality so the vehicle starts with this feature disabled.


Safety - With many customers tracking their Porsche, safety is paramount in our calibration strategy. Through the use of extreme datalogging equipment and additional sensors, thermocouples, and transducers, our engineers were able to fully optimize the ECU for advanced safety routines. This includes implementing several routines not enabled from the factory. The entire thermal management system is optimized to reduce engine bay temperature, and reduce intake air temperature, while also implementing advanced protection routines to prevent oil temperature from achieving unsafe levels. The exhaust crackles disable when temperature thresholds are crossed, and are only enabled in sport mode. Next, we help protect the engine from LSPI by preventing the engine from being lugged out in tall gears. We also protect the turbo from damaging compressor surge, and add in turboshaft overspeed protection. We’ve enabled new temperature protection routines to prevent the engine, exhaust, and other components from overheating, and have implemented temperature management strategies that are fully mindful of the platform’s limited fueling capabilities. We’ve optimized the injection strategy to not only deliver a fatter torque curve and better spool, but to reduce the chances of knock, and torque dips. This is also achieved alongside per cylinder ignition advance and fuel trimming.

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades support various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Unlike many platforms, no “Stage 2” or additional software tweaks are required to properly utilize a high flow race DP exhaust system as the factory system poses minimal restriction.

APR Stage 1

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 477-542 HP with 465-546 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 80-137 HP and 97-171 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, cooling, or exhaust system. Optionally manual transmission customers can request a lower torque file to help promote longevity on the factory clutch. Sport mode will have similar peak power, but torque will be capped similar to normal mode.  


APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI, and E60-E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON, and E60-E85 in the Rest of the World.


Please note, our E85 software is not a full flex fuel program. In this mode the engine is only designed to work on E85, as found directly at the pump, including both summer and winter blends from E60-E85. Using traditional pump fuels in this mode may result in engine damage. Do not manually blend with traditional pump fuel or race fuels or use race specific barrels of E85. To ensure proper E85 content levels, APR recommends using an E85 content sensor. Before using Ethanol, educate yourself and follow our switching guide.

APR Stage 3 (GTS)

The APR Stage 3 GTS ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade only requires factory Porsche Carrera GTS turbos and no other engine hardware modifications, and produces 520-615 HP with 524-594 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 120-211 HP and 150-223 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, cooling, or exhaust system. With additional cooling we measured 565-648 HP with 548-594 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as 162-244 HP with 170-223 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. Optionally manual transmission customers can request a lower torque file to help promote longevity on the factory clutch. Sport mode will have similar peak power, but torque will be capped similar to normal mode.  


APR Stage 3 GTS is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI, and E60-E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON, and E60-E85 in the Rest of the World.


Please note, our E85 software is not a full flex fuel program. In this mode the engine is only designed to work on E85, as found directly at the pump, including both summer and winter blends from E60-E85. Using traditional pump fuels in this mode may result in engine damage. Do not manually blend with traditional pump fuel or race fuels or use race specific barrels of E85. To ensure proper E85 content levels, APR recommends using an E85 content sensor. Before using Ethanol, educate yourself and follow our switching guide.

Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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Porsche Rear Engine Dyno Testing Notes - This engine is extremely sensitive to intake air temperature (IAT) due to the rear engine and rear cooling design. Power figures on a stationary dyno will vary wildly with limited airflow compared to real world conditions. As IAT increases the calibration will intentionally reduce power to protect the engine.

APR Calibration Report

StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
Stock As Reported by Porsche 420 HP 368 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 418 HP 380 FT-LBS
Stage 1 (Sport/Sport+)
91 AKI / 95 RON477 HP 465 FT-LBS +80 HP +97 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON502 HP 492 FT-LBS +98 HP +120 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON518 HP 512 FT-LBS +117 HP +143 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON528 HP 520 FT-LBS +124 HP +151 FT-LBS
E60-E85542 HP 546 FT-LBS +137 HP +171 FT-LBS
Stage 3 GTS (Sport/Sport+)
91 AKI / 95 RON520 HP 524 FT-LBS +120 HP +150 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON554 HP 556 FT-LBS +147 HP +184 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON570 HP 572 FT-LBS +162 HP +199 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON583 HP 582 FT-LBS +175 HP +209 FT-LBS
E60-E85615 HP 594 FT-LBS +211 HP +223 FT-LBS
Stage 3 GTS (Sport/Sport+) w/ IC Upgrade
91 AKI / 95 RON565 HP 548 FT-LBS +162 HP +170 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON582 HP 563 FT-LBS +178 HP +189 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON611 HP 573 FT-LBS +207 HP +199 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON624 HP 582 FT-LBS +221 HP +209 FT-LBS
E60-E85648 HP 594 FT-LBS +244 HP +223 FT-LBS
Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

The APR Difference

Who we are - We’re a global automotive engineering firm nestled in Opelika, Alabama. Our 80,000ft² state-of-the-art facility is home to some of the best engineers in the industry, who have mastered hundreds of engine management systems. We have multiple engine and chassis dynos, and the resources necessary to create our ECU Upgrades in-house, from the ground up! We're not a new company either. We've been around since the 90's and we have a strong financial backing to ensure we'll be here to support you for decades to come!


What we do - We optimize everything to make your engine more powerful. We adjust air-fuel ratios, advance ignition, increase boost pressure, alter cam positions and lift profiles, and more, all depending on the type of engine and management system, of course! We don’t take shortcuts, and we don’t take risks. We do it the right way.


How we differ - With our proprietary calibration and direct ram access data logging tools and operating system code changes, we’re able to make some of the strongest and fastest ECU upgrades, without needing costly end user adjustments. We work with the ECUs intelligent modeling and closed-loop systems, and beta test in multiple environments to create upgrades that work no matter where you drive!

APR Software Pricing Guide

Our performance software upgrade is available in multiple stages with optional features.

APR Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$1,499.99
APR Stage 3 GTS
APR Stage 3 GTS ECU Upgrade$2,999.99
APR Stage 3 GTS ECU Upgrade from Stage 1$1,499.99

Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

How to Purchase - APR Software Upgrades are only available through Authorized APR Dealers. The dealer will connect to your vehicle, and install the update.¹


Money-Back Guarantee - Try our Software Upgrades for up to 30 days, risk free! If you are not satisfied, return to an APR Dealer to have it removed and refunded.²


Free Updates - If we make an update, add a standard feature, or if the manufacturer issues an update, you are entitled to a free update.³


1. APR Software may not be available for all vehicles. Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
2. Excludes some Software Upgrades, such as those included with a hardware purchase. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer.
3. Subject to availability. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer. Applicable to the original purchaser. Second hand owners may inquire with an APR Dealer about a software license transfer fee.

Tech Resources

Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
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Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

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