As one of the most active and growing COBB Tuning dealers the U.S., Velocity Factor has proven over the years to know the COBB product line inside and out while also being a certified COBB Pro-Tuning dealer. Though most people think of Subaru first when it comes to COBB Tuning, they offer a host of performance products for numerous other marques including the Nissan GT-R, and many late-model Porsche vehicles as well.
When a customer recently visited Velocity Factor with his super-clean, low-mileage, owned since new 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo wanting all the power it could make on stock turbos, there was only one way to go; COBB Tuning! Their Stage 3 setup for the 3.6L V6 twin turbocharged Macan has some of the best components in the world. Consisting of Alpha Stainless Steel Downpipes with high flow cats, Alpha Upgraded Intercoolers with carbon fiber air ducts, Alpha high-flow air filters, and a COBB Accessport, the ingredients were all there to make the most of this Macan Turbo!
This is no small undertaking, as removing the factory downpipes and installing the Alpha units requires dropping the entire subframe of the vehicle and removing the engine. Have a look at the pictures of the install and what the engine bay looked like after it was dropped to get an idea of the work involved! Of course, Velocity Factor’s master technicians having many years of Porsche experience handled this perfectly. With the factory downpipes removed and the new Alpha units installed with precise fitment, the subframe and engine were put back in/on the vehicle receiving a proper subframe alignment as well. Hooking the downpipes up to the existing exhaust system was made much easier with the incredibly well engineered Alpha downpipes and all accompanying hardware.
From there, the Alpha intercoolers were installed behind the front bumper of the car and as you can see from the pictures there was a dramatic increase in the overall size of the intercoolers, not to mention the beautiful construction with the aluminum end tanks vs. the factory’s plastic end tanks. The Alpha carbon fiber air ducts replaced the much smaller factory plastic units to keep heat away from the intercoolers, and after putting the bumper back on they were in full “stealth mode” and completely hidden from the outside view!
Alpha’s high flow air filters replaced the restrictive stock filters, and the COBB Accessport came pre-programmed with the proper mapping directly from COBB Tuning, with software updated to the latest version by Velocity Factor. The tune file turned this Porsche Macan from a spirited cruiser to an all-out bruiser! With 400hp and 406 lb/ft of torque stock it was already quick, but now with 506hp and 600 lb/ft this Macan is a totally different machine, and one many sports cars will not keep up with!
To wrap things up, we put on a fresh set of Continental 21 inch staggered tires (295’s in the rear and 265’s up front), new OEM Porsche brake rotors and brake pads all around to ensure this car had the grip and stopping power to match it’s newly acquired gains in performance.
Here at Velocity Factor, we always offer our customers the very best products, installations, and customer service. This customer, as with all others was thrilled with the end result! If you want to see what Velocity Factor can do for you and your vehicle, give us a call today at (561)-395-5700, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our showroom located at 980 North Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. We’re open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. We look forward to seeing you and your vehicle to give it the best setup you’re looking for!