( CSF #8217 )

In 2021, CSF teamed up with the Formula-1 Cooling system manufacturer and high-performance aftermarket partner PWR to release the world’s first high-performance intercooler system for the Porsche 992 Turbo and Turbo S. With over 200 systems sold for the 922 Turbo (CSF #8189), CSF is now proud to release a high-performance intercooler for the Porsche 992 Carrera for all 3.0L Turbo models. This includes the Carrera Base, S, 4, 4S, and GTS (Coupe, Cabriolet, and Targa).

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Prior to the 991.2 Porsche 911, non turbo owners had version few options for big performance gains. With the implementation of the 3.0L Turbo motor for all trim levels outside of the Turbo, GT2, and GT3 though, Porsche unlocked a new whole new performance market. CSF’s R&D partner and Porsche tuning specialist M-Engineering have already developed tunes for these motors increasing power by as much as 146 whp (Stage 1 on the Carrera S). Just like its big brother (the 911 Turbo), the Carrera is already prone to power loss due to intercooler heat soak. The OEM location of the intercooler doesn’t help the these issues either as it positioned right above the engine and all the radiant heat coming from it. Adding power just exacerbates the problem. The solution to the poor location and intense heat soak is simple, a high performance driving is a high-performance intercooler from CSF.

CSF developed and designed the 992 Carrera intercooler to address the primary issues with the OE unit while providing enough cooling capacity and durability to cope with higher levels of boost.


Design & Engineering

CSF designed and engineered the 992 Carrera intercooler to be a true Plug-and-Play “Drop-in Fit” unit. Utilizing all factory mounting points, the installation is straightforward and requires no cutting or modifications.

OEM VS CSF by PWR

FeatureOEMCSF by PWR
# Of Tubes1226
Tube Height9.3mm3mm ROLLED TUBE
Fine Height7.3mm4.85mm
Weight11.5 lbs17 lbs
DesignCrimped w/ Gasket
Plastic End Tanks
100% TIG Welded
CNC Billet End Tanks

PWR Intercooler Core Technology

The most important feature of the CSF by PWR 992 Carrera Intercooler System is the Formula-1 grade intercooler core. CSF’s strategic relationship with PWR has allowed the inclusion of this core, which is unlike any other available in the performance aftermarket.

These intercooler cores are the same style used in other CSF air-to-air systems previously developed for the Porsche 992 Turbo/S and 991 GT2RS with incredible results. The PWR cores cores eliminate heat soak and lower Intake Air Temperatures (IATs) much more efficiently than traditional Bar & Plate designs. The traditional intercooler cores that are typically much heavier and larger to improve cooling capacity. As a result, maximum performance is achieved for extended periods of time. Because the PWR core is able to achieve greater performance results in a smaller size, CSF was to design the intercooler system to fit in the stock location using all the OEM hardware, ducts, and shrouds for an easy drop if fit installation.

Like most turbocharged vehicles, the 3.0L Twin Turbo motor powering the 992 experiences high levels of heat soak and progressively increasing IATs even in modestly spirited driving conditions. This results in the ECU pulling engine timing and drastically decreasing power output. The CSF by PWR Intercoolers solve this issue and allow vehicles to perform at optimal levels consistently and for prolonged periods of time.

Stock vs CSF by PWR

*Results from our similar 992 Turbo System

THE CSF INTERCOOLER SYSTEM HAS PROVEN TO BE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE REV RANGE, PARTICULARLY AT VERY HIGH INTERCOOLER INLET TEMPERATURES (START OF THE RUN).

JON HEBBELN, M-ENGINEERING CO-OWNER AND ENGINE CALIBRATOR

CNC Machined Billet End Tanks

As with CSF’s other products produced through our PWR partnership, the new 992 Intercoolers feature 100% TIG-welded machined billet aluminum end tanks. This is a very significant upgrade compared to the OEM crimped plastic composite end tanks.

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the increase strength improves longevity and durability on high-performance vehicles. OEM plastic/composite end tanks have been known to crack under heavy boost pressure. The CNC machined billet end tanks are ready to withstand increased boost pressures from bolt-on modifications, higher performance tunes, as well as upgraded turbochargers.


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CSF High-Performance Intercooler System Features ( CSF #8217 )

  • Eliminates Heat Soak and Lower Intake Air Temperatures (IAT) for Maximum Performance in High-Performance and Race Conditions – Especially Critical Due to Intercooler Placement in Engine Compartment
  • Formula-1 Performance Grade Cores by PWR (2-Row Cores features Rolled Tubes w/ Inner Fins)
  • CNC Machined Billet End Tanks
  • Highly Engineered, Lightweight Design – Weighing Only 17 lbs.
  • 100% TIG Welded vs OEM Crimped Plastic End Tanks for Maximum Strength & Durability
  • Made in the USA at PWR North America
  • OEM Style Inlet/Outlet Connections for Precise Fitment With All OEM Components
  • True Plug-and-Play “Drop-in Fit” Installation Requires Absolutely No Modifications
  • R&D and Performance Testing by Industry-Leading Porsche Tuning Companies – M-Engineering & World Motorsports
  • Applications:
    • 2019+ Porsche 911 Carrera (3.0L Turbo – Base / S / 4 / 4S / GTS)
  • OEM Part Numbers:
    • Porsche: 992 145 805 D
  • MSRP: $4,299.00 / MAP: $3,995.00

Where to Buy

 Please contact an authorized CSF dealer or distributor to order.

CSF’s R&D Partner and Preferred Dealer

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M-Engineering Power Packages

M-Engineering offer multiple Power Packages for the Porsche 992 Carrera (Base / S / GTS). If you’re looking to take your 911 to the next level of performance, trust your tuning to M-Engineering and your cooling to CSF.


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