In 2007 the Porsche 911 GT2 (997) was released as a track ready alternative to the standard 997 Turbo. The two major differences over the standard Turbo were the rear wheel drive as opposed to the all wheel drive and the additional power. Although the power difference was not significant, the reduced weight of the GT2 over the standard Turbo (primarily because of the lack of the AWD and the rear seats) made this special version much more aggressive. This 911 GT2 set a new record for Porsche by breaking the 200mph top speed record by achieving 204mph. The 997 GT2 was much friendlier on the street over the 996 version, with its retention of the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system. Many enthusiasts actually believe that when Porsche kept the PSM system in the new GT2 it took away from its track ready primary purpose, which actually makes the previous 996 GT2 more desirable to the true track junkies.
2007-2012 Porsche 911 GT2 (997) Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 3600cc
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Maximum Power: 530bhp @ 6500rpm
Maximum Torque: 502 ft-lbs @ 2200-4500rpm
Brakes: Front: 380x34mm discs; rear: 350x28mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS and PSM
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 PASM
Wheels & Tires: Front: 19×8.5J with 235/35ZR19 tires. Rear: 19x12J with 325/30ZR19 tires
Length: 176 inches
Width: 73″ inches
Weight: 3175 lbs
0-60mph: 3.3 seconds
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