We’re GT2s Too
Born under a motorsport tungsten light, the GT2 has a short but colourful history as the wildest production 911
GT2 (993), 1993
When homologation still meant something, the GT2 road car was created to allow Porsche to enter the sports car racing class of the same name. The aero included the mother of all rear wings, plastic arches to cover fat racing rubber and a serious weight reduction thanks to aluminium doors and bonnet, thinner glass and ditched air-con and electric windows.
GT2 (996), 2002
With the impetus of competition no longer an issue, the 996 GT2 was far more road-focused — as much as a car with 480 PS can be. The emphasis was on the motor; bigger turbos and increased boost pressure, forged con-rods and a dry sump pinched from the GT3. What wasn’t included was traction control — the GT2 offered ABS and nothing else.
GT2 (997), 2008
The 997 GT2 was the last manual of the breed and took power beyond 500 PS — 530 PS to be exact, and 680 Nm of torque, still to the rear wheels only. Thankfully, traction and stability control were now included, although you could disable both. In 2010, the 620-PS RS version appeared for the first time, reinjecting some of the Porsche Motorsport magic.