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Porsche 911 GT2

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Porsche 911 GT2
Porsche
aka The Widowmaker
Production 1993 – current
Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door 2 seater Rear-Engined Coupé
Length 4468 mm / 175.9 in
Width 1852 mm / 72.9 in
Height 1481 mm / 58.3 in
Wheelbase 2350 mm / 92.5 in
Weight 1440 kg / 3175 lbs
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, RWD
Engine 3.6 litre twin-turbocharged Flat-6
Power 530 hp @ 6500 rpm 684.69 nm / 505 ft lbs @ 2200-4500 rpm
Similar Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zo6, Nissan GT-R, Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Designer Pinky Lai
Harm Lagaay

Designing a new Porsche 911 GT2 required Porsche a new approach to old ideas. It meant questioning convention, crossing the limits, thinking beyond the norm. It means not being confined to road or track, straight or bend, comfort or sports performance. It means having the freedom to leave what you know and examine new possibilities. The result: the most powerful road-going 911 ever made.

The source of that power is a 3.6-liter flat-six boxer engine based on the current 911 Turbo. Special features include VarioCam Plus and twin turbo-chargers with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) enabling faster response at lower engine speeds. Together, they generate even greater power: a mighty 530 hp at 6,500 rpm.

Performance and efficiency have both been improved, mainly through changes to the turbo-charging system. The flow-optimized turbines and compressor units have been specially adapted to the engine output and offer a more effective turbocharging process. In addition, the new model has an 'expansion' intake manifold - a totally new technology that is radically different to the existing induction principle for turbocharged engines. Another improvement is the higher rate of exhaust flow through the new main silencer - now made from ultra-lightweight titanium.

Rear-wheel drive provides driving dynamics that are similar to those of a racing car. The lightweight build keeps the overall weight low for a power-to-weight ratio of 5.99 lbs/hp.

For some, that number means little on paper -but it all becomes dear on the road. With a driving experience - and an engine sound - that can only be conceived in the Porsche 911 GT2.

Aerodynamics is the study of forces generated on a body in flow. With the new 911 GT2. we've even questioned that: it doesn't have to move to take your breath away.

The most impressive view is also the one that others will see most of all: the rear. The fixed rear wing with integral lip spoiler ensures optimum stability at speed. As the car accelerates and you're pressed into your seat, air is forced through the intake openings on the rear wing uprights and into the engine turbo-charging system. This 'ram air' effect has a key role to play in the exceptional efficiency of the engine. Since air is already being forced into the turbos, there is less resistance from the compressors and therefore less back-wessure in the exhaust, which means greater engine performance.

The engine cover, featuring the GT2 logo, is made from lightweight glass-liber reinforced plastic (GRP). Twin titanium tailpipes are elegantly incorporated within the rear apron design. Warm air is vented from the engine compartment via cooling slits at the rear.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Porsche 911 GT2 Review.

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  • Price in Usa $ 194,000.00
  • Price in Germany EUR 189.496,00
  • Price in England GBP 131,080.00
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Second generation 996 (1999-2005)

In 1999, the 993-generation 911 was replaced with the new 996 model. It would be two years before a new GT2 model would arrive, but in that time Porsche had decided to abandon the GT2 for motorsports use, instead concentrating on the new naturally-aspirated 911 GT3.

The new GT2 featured a turbo-charged version of the GT3's 3.6L engine. It featured an output of 462 hp (345 kW), which was later increased to 483 hp (360 kW). Like the 993 GT2, its body differed significantly from those of other 996s; major differences included wider fenders, a more aggressively-shaped nose, and a large rear wing.

First Generation/Origins 993 (1993-1999)

The 993-generation GT2 was initially built in order to meet homologation requirements for motorsports. The GT2s were developed as Porsche's customer entry in international grand tourer racing, replacing the 964-generation Carrera RSRs. Because the cars were built to meet the GT2 class regulations, the road cars were named accordingly.It featured widened plastic fenders, and a larger rear wing with air scoops in the struts. The 993 GT2's original 3.6 litre engine developed 430 hp (321 kW); in 1998 it was upgraded to 450 hp (336 kW). 57 road cars were built (seven of which were right-hand drive).

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