In the fall of 1999, Eddie hot-shoed the 911 to a jaw-dropping 9.178-second e.t. at 161.02 mph. The landmark pass was made during shakedown testing at Eddie's stomping grounds, Old Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. In November, the car made what many call its most exciting pass, a three-wheelie masterpiece that resulted in a single-digit e.t. But the effort, made at the IDRC International Finals at Pomona, was not enough to get the win light. Eddie lost to the eventual winner of the class, Stephan Papadakis and his Honda, but illustrated his driving skill and introduced SoCal fans to East Coast competitiveness.
Before the odometer on the Millenium had turned over, Eddie had sold the car to an enthusiast in Costa Rica. He kept the powertrain and is currently constructing a 1997 993 with carbon fiber doors and hood, but will forego any chassis mods; the '97 model has a fully independent rear suspension. According to Eddie this new 911 will be "a more elegant not as racy type of a car that resembles more of a street car." Ha! We've heard that one before.
The interior is more race...
The interior is more race than street-part of the price for 9-second e.t.s. Eddie watches the world go by and the horizon bob up and down, from a Momo racing bucket. During wheelie-infested runs, RCI harnesses keep Eddie planted as he stampedes the 960-horse Porsche down the quarter-mile.
|VEHICLE ||1993 Porsche |
|911 Carerra 2 |
|BEST E.T. ||9.17 @ 161 mph |
|BEST MPH ||166.3 |
|ENGINE ||1994 Porsche |
|turbo flat-six |
|DISPLACEMENT ||3.6 liters |
|FORCED INDUCTION ||Twin FasTrax T54 turbos |
|INTERCOOLER ||Spearco air-to-liquid (2) |
|NITROUS OXIDE ||N/a |
|FUEL SYSTEM ||Bosch pumps (4), |
|50lb/hr injectors (12), custom fuel rail |
|IGNITION SYSTEM ||Direct Fire MSD |
|7AL-2 Box (3) |
|AIR INTAKE ||Twin 65mm throttle bodies, Bellotech sheetmetal intake |
|EXHAUST ||Bellotech headers, Bellotech 3-inch exhaust |
|BOOST CONTROL ||Apex AVC-R |
|Haltech E6A |
|TRANSMISSION ||Stock, Clutch |
|Specialties clutch, |
|RSR Porsche flywheel |
|WEIGHT ||2450 lbs. est. |