Stage 1 engines are offered for all years and models of Porsche Sports Cars from 1997- present day.
With this stage of engine reconstruction we upgrade the engine internals, and apply big bore cylinders for added performance. The Stage 1 engine is designed completely around original equipment sub-systems and does not require ECU enhancements. At this stage of performance we can also utilize stock exhaust systems as well as stock intake arrangements, this allows the engine to remain emissions compliant while enhancing longevity, reliability and performance.
The owners of most Stage 1 engines select this package due to the seamless integration of the engine into an otherwise unaltered vehicle. The longevity and reliability enhancements are high on the list of those who want to keep their car forever and are not concerned with monetary investments associated with doing so. The added performance of these engines is simply considered a byproduct of the added efficiency of our hand-assembly and superior components.
LN Engineering Nickies cylinders are utilized for ALL Flat 6 Innovations engines because we developed them, and they solve problems and correctly allow for larger displacements. At this point, displacement is key to increasing useable power and flattening the torque curve for increased drivability and overall performance. With LN Engineering’s proprietary aluminum alloy, which is up to 66% stronger and has twice the cooling capacity, larger bores can be done safely while improving longevity and reliability.
Nikasil plating, as used in the 911 Turbo, GT2, and GT3, provides additional horsepower from reduced friction and improved wear characteristics over that of stock cylinder alloys. Starting in 1999 Raby Enterprises Inc (the parent company of Flat 6 Innovations) started developing “Nickies” with LN Engineering; so the technology that we use in each engine is something that we know better than anyone else. As a byproduct of this effort, and collaboration, Flat 6 Innovations was rewarded by 100% proprietary cylinder, piston, and ring profiles. These are not offered to any other company, despite what you may be told “by the other guys”.
Stage 1 engines retain the OEM fuel economy averages and do not have any drive-ability issues or other negatives due to our modifications. STAGE 1 ENGINES ARE NOT RACE ENGINES! These engines are often driven daily and on long trips. From the outside, no one will ever be able to see or hear the difference of the Flat 6 Innovations engine package, but if you take them for a ride their head will be spinning from the smooth astonishing power and concentration of torque in the mid-RPM-range.
The perfect buyer for a Stage 1 engine is a long term owner that wished to enhance performance, while increasing both reliability, and longevity. Stock sub- systems, like intake, exhaust, and etc are what this engine was developed to be optimized with.
To receive a quote for your Stage 1 Street Performer engine, submit a ticket through our sales support ticketing system. Your message will be replied to within 24 hours, even on weekends.