2001 Porsche 911 GT2 (996)
The Porsche 911 GT2 is a high-performance sports car which started life as a “homologation” special in the early 90s. It was built to meet the requirements for Porsche to race in GT2 class racing and so it was named accordingly. The GT2 took its form as a GT2 between 1995 and 2009 – later produced as a GT2 RS since 2010. Initially, the GT2 was based on the 911 Turbo using a similar twin turbo engine found in the 911 Turbo of the time but featured numerous upgrades to the engine to produce more power, bigger brakes and stiffer suspension. The GT2 was also stripped out and did away with the four-wheel drive system found in the Turbo in order to save weight. This made the GT2 the range topping, most hardcore 911 money could buy.
In 1999, the 993 was replaced by the water-cooled 996 version of the GT2 which took two years to develop. By 1999, Porsche had opted to begin competing in the GT3 class with their new naturally aspirated GT3 which meant the GT2 motorsport program was abandoned. Instead of the engine being based on the 911 Turbo, Porsche strapped twin turbos on the racing engine found in the GT3 road car. This meant a power output of 340kW, a zero to 100km/h of 4.1 seconds, a zero to 200km/h of 13.9 seconds and a top speed of 319km/h in 1999! Astounding figures for 21 years ago making the GT2 one of the fastest cars money could buy let alone the fastest 911.
This specific car is a 2001 911 GT2 from the 996 generation. It has only covered 34,000kms in its 19-year life. Finished in black with black leather interior, this car is a truly “mean” spec. The 996 GT2 like this car was also the first 911 to feature carbon ceramic brakes. A manual gearbox is standard and the only option you could have. Twin-turbo, rear wheel drive, manual gearbox, no traction control is a recipe for a truly raw and thrilling driving experience. What more could you possibly want?
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