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We have been wanting to put this post together for a while, we have written then re-written so many times, it’s been frustrating one for us as a company as we speak from experience when it comes to handing over lots of cash on a dream car build, only to find out what you have paid for is complete and utter garbage and you have to start again spending more to rectify the bad workmanship and crud work, so let’s get into it.

There are V8 conversions carried out every day in the UK by quite a few so call “Specialist” a couple are the “self-confessed” best in the business, when in reality there are only a handful of companies that you could trust in the UK , but only one that we would hand over our hard earned cash to, our choice being LSX performance in Market Drayton, we personally wouldn’t go anywhere else, simply put you get what you pay for and these guys know their craft, everything is done in-house from the engine builds, V8 installs, electrics and full exhaust systems, the skill set is next level and these are the skills that you have to pay especially when you consider the prices these builds cost and what is being charged for appalling work elsewhere, if its cheap there are usually reasons why.


Porsche 997 LSX Performance LS7 V8 GT3R
Porsche 997 GT3R 680HP LS7 V8 AWD

On our visits to our conversion partners LSX Performance over the last few months we have seen first-hand all of the work they are having to correct from other business from around the UK, companies that are charging big money for this work, we have seen terrible wiring, exhaust botch up badly designed gearbox and engine mounts, they have one very well-known LS Powered Mazda RX7 in that has had an engine bay fire and just looking at the wiring we can see why.


Electrics, wiring and ECU all terribly converted by a well known V8 installer, that resulted in a fire

"This is terrible work" Mild steel mixed with stainless, different manufacturers back boxes for the exhaust, different headers, terrible welding, all this from a well known UK V8 engine installer and professional builder ... allegedly


Kyle and Ashley from LSX Performance are just finishing up their 680hp V8 LS7 Powered Porsche 997 C4S GT3R kitted beauty and its an absolute work of art and this is what we mean by levels, all built in-house, from GT3R kit installation to V8 engine installation, bespoke exhaust, custom adjustable arms, all wiring and ECU installed, it’s such a tidy install to OEM quality standards and this is what sets them apart from anyone else we have worked with and we are happy to call these guys our conversion partners.  

LSX Performance
High Quality ECU & Wiring Installation by LSX Performance

It’s worth doing your due diligence before you hand your hard earned cash, installing a V8 is not cheap and if its screams cheap it means someone’s cutting corners, look at previous work and talk to the people in the know, quality is everything but safety is paramount.  


It’s been a while since we have dropped a blog post and with a build like this one we have going on it needs to be shared globally as we have been asked over and over where is the build at and you will be please to know this build is almost complete.

This amazing 997GT3R build has been held up because we didn’t want to run a conventional GT3R race wing, that’s been done to death and its nothing new, we also wanted to have a 993 style GT2 engine cover with the side air intakes that used to feed air into the air cooled engine bay and its something we wanted to bring to the 997 LS7 V8 builds, but again the GT2 rear wing on a 996 or a 997 isn’t new and we wanted a different look than the usual GT2.

We managed to source a Gemballa style cover, but on delivery and inspection the quality was terrible and a part pretty much fit for the trash, so we decided to revamp and redesign with a cover that could be functional, so the side air intakes will have form and function.

Porsche 997GT3R
Porsche 911

With any 996 / 997 V8 conversion the air filter will want to sit where the power steering pump is situation so you have to convert to electronic steering and relocate to the front boot, but we dislike that the filter system is getting no cold air as its sitting in the engine bay sucking hot air, with our new set up the panel filters will sit in the engine cover which is an exclusive set up for this conversion.

With the build coming to the end we will be out and about at many shows this year as we can, so follow our network to see where you can see the car up close and personal.



If you follow our social media, you will know that this time last year we teamed up with Angie Mead King AKA car Porn Racing who are based in Manila and to say Angie built something special is a bit of an understatement, she basically took a 991.1 GT3RS base car and applied our R16 wide body that is manufactured for the none turbo wide body chassis like the basic GT3, C4S etc, so to pull this off shows the skill set this company has, it’s a pretty special company who take on build like this on a weekly basis.

R19 Carbon fibre wide body 991 GT3R
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
R19 Carbon fibre wide body 991 GT3R
Porsche 991.2 GT3R

If you follow Angie on YouTube you will know she crashed her pride and joy Porsche 991.2 GT2RS and damaged the body work pretty badly and although she has looked at rebuilding the car to factory spec, that has now changed, the new look for this car will be an all dry carbon fibre factory R19 GT3R wide body aero conversion and boy oh boy are we excited, as not only are we supplying the aero kit but we will be privy to all the inside build updates as they happen.

This is going to be one of the most unique Porsche builds globally and although Porsche have built an immense race car, Angie’s will not only be a track breathing monster, but a street legal one too, imagine the world first R19 GT3R built for the street, what’s not to love, we will keep you posted when the kit has been shipped.

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