The Porsche is undoubtedly one of the most coveted brands in the world of motorsports. Anybody owning the brand would know that the experience of driving a dedicated sports car is whole lot different than driving a regular car at 100 miles per hour. The speed it generates combined with its look has captivated the imagination of many a car lovers who dream about owning one of the brands for oneself. However, it is often for this very aspect of the car that it is built for extreme usage, which results in quite a few problems in a very short time. This would of course mean quite a lot of visits to the nearest Porsche mechanic who really isn’t that common either and in the long run this could prove a costly affair.


Fortunately, the car company has tied up with Bosch to launch the latest among their diagnostic tools, the PIWIS Tester Kit KTS520, that can be operated by just about anyone with enough knowledge about cars and their programming to do some quick troubleshooting. The tool also provides for recording of data that can be used by technicians to know the health history of the car.


According to the manufacturers of the diagnostic tool, the kit can perform several functions such as reading and clearing codes for almost all types of Porsche. Quite separately, it can also test its several programs and reprogram it if the user is comfortable with programming. The device has a unique feature that it can simulate certain malfunctions that can be self inspected. It also comes with the complete car circuit diagram for car models since 2005. It also has the function of measuring leads of a multi meter.



The kit comes with a 12.1” TFT color touch screen of industrial standard resolution. The Lithium ion battery cell will last for up to two hours. The device has a memory capacity of 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB hard disk with backlight controls. It also serves many languages.


Porsche PIWIS Tester KTS520 communicates with all Porsche vehicles with an OBD II port and is easily adapted to a laptop or via USB or serial standard interface. The tools have also been sufficiently updated to cater to the different types of protocols followed in different regions such as the ISO of Europe, SAE of America and Japan and CAN protocols which are the industry standards.