AWE Tuning Performance Headers (997 GT2 RS)


Designed to fit:

  • 2010 - 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Product Details

In testing the GT2 RS, AWE Tuning found that the stock exhaust manifolds were constrictive, and therefore not up to the task of maximizing power output. In order to equalize flow across all the cylinders, careful study of the available space was in order. Also in order to provide adequate road clearance while not taking any shortcuts with tubing arrangements, they painstakingly digitized the interface between cylinders, heads and turbos and then CAD designed a primary and secondary tube solution that far exceeds in quality any other design on the market. This highly engineered approach also ensures fitment that is unparalleled in the industry.

During chassis dyno testing, they experimented with different tubing diameters, and zeroed in on 1 5/8 inch primaries for an excellent balance of quick turbo spool up and massive high rpm flow. Larger diameters proved to seriously harm low end power and turbo spool characteristics. We also experimented with various heat barriers and coatings, but in the end could not make a case for them on this car.

Extensive data logging and track testing also exposed the need to use 321 grade stainless steel to ensure long reliability of header assemblies. Further, their headers are TIG Purge welded in house to ensure the strongest of weld joints and the smoothest of internal flow. They're so confident of their headers to withstand the extreme temperatures seen in turbo charged power production, that we offer a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.

As with all AWE Tuning exhaust products, each TIG weld is hand finished internally, only butt-welded junctions are used, and flange openings are size matched to their ports, all to produce the smoothest flow possible


  • Maximized Performance
  • +17 crank hp / +3 crank ft-lb tq when used in addition to AWE Tuning exhaust and G.I.A.C. 93 octane file
  • 321 Stainless steel
  • 3lbs lighter than stock
  • No check engine light. Guaranteed.
  • 1-5/8" 321 stainless tubing
  • Flycut flanges
  • TIG welded
  • Developed and manufactured In-house at AWE Tuning
  • Includes all required gaskets and hardware
  • Lifetime warranty



About AWE Tuning


AWE Tuning has one vision: To Unlock Performance. From award winning handcrafted performance exhausts to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE Tuning innovates, designs, retails and distributes AWE Tuning brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE Tuning's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.

The in-house advantage

A recent carbon fiber intake had over 350 in-house hours of development and testing behind it. Needless to say, their people are fanatically committed to the business of performance. By controlling every facet of development we are able to guarantee effectiveness and quality like no other.

AWE's laboratory is as much CAD tools as it is CNC machine as it is official-tuner-status at New Jersey Motorsports Park. It’s all part of their DNA, from prototyping to manufacturing to testing. The bottom line, in house means in control – and that’s where you want to be.