In 2001 the Porsche 911 GT2 (996) was released capable of incredible speeds and matching track times. The GT2 was Porsche’s rendition of a track ready version, like the GT3, of their already incredibly fast 911 Turbo. The GT2 had more power and was lighter then standard 996 Turbo. With the GT2’s upgraded suspension and standard ceramic brakes, this car was truly track ready. The Porsche 996 GT2 came stock as rear wheel drive and without the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system making it a raw sports car. The Porsche 911 GT2 was equally fast at the top end as around the corners with a top speed at 199 mph. The Porsche 996 GT2 used the same body as the standard Turbo with some subtle differences most notably the fixed rear spoiler to add extra down force and additional cooling to the rear mounted engine. The interior was stripped down to cut down on weight. Since production of the GT2 was nowhere near where the standard 911 Turbo, these can be difficult to find.
2001-2005 Porsche 911 GT2 (996) Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 3600cc
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Maximum Power: 462hp @ 5700rpm
Maximum Torque: 457 ft-lbs @ 3500 to 4500rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tires: Front: 18×8.5J with 235/40ZR18 tires. Rear: 18x12J with 315/30ZR18 tires
Length: 175″ inches
Width: 72″ inches
Weight: 3175 lbs
0-60 mph: 4 seconds
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