This instructions is ONLY for the following Porsche models and years:
– 2005 to 2012 Porsche 911 (997.1) Carrera / Carrera S, 4, 4S /Turbo (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
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The launch control on your 2005 to 2012 Porsche 911 (997 Series) provides the best acceleration possible when starting from standstill.
Before attempting a launch control, first make sure that the engine is at normal operating temperature and that you have the stering wheel facing in straigh line.
Automatic PDK Transmission Launch Control
Step 1. Deactivate the stability control by pressing the PSM button on the dash.
Step 2. Engage “sport plus” mode by pressing the dash-mounted button indicating such.
Step 3. Push the brake pedal with your left foot and hold.
Step 4. Floor the accelerator with your right foot. Even though the pedal is floored, the engine’s computer will not let the engine hit the redline. Instead, the Computer selects the ideal engine speed for the swiftest launch-in this case, it will settle around 6600 rpm. Get it right, and “Launch Control active” will appear in the onboard computer display.
Step 5. Release the brake and hang on. Upshifts happen automatically as long as the pedal is to the floor.
Manual Transmission Launch Control
Step 1. Press the PSM button on the dash to deactivate the stability Control.
Step 2. Shift into first gear. With the clutch pedal pressed to the floor, increase throttle to a steady 5500 rpm.
Step 3. Familiarize yourself with the clutch’s engagement point in advance. With the clutch pedal very near that point, release the pedal sharply while simultaneously flooring the accelerator.
Step 4. A split second of wheelspin ensues, and then three or four shuddering wheel hops follow as the huge rear tires scramble for traction. Keep the throttle pinned.
Step 5. At this point, the engine is likely to be hitting about 6500rpm. Get ready to shift because power builds quickly and it is easy to trigger the rev limiter at 7400 rpm.
Step 6. Shift into second gear and watch the speed blow past 60mph.
Be aware that when accelerating using the Launch Control program, all vehicle parts are subject to heavy loads. This can result in increased wear.
Only use the Launch Control Program when road and traffic conditions allow it and other drivers will not be endangered