Germany - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will expand its model
program as of May 2001 (in Germany) with a particularly sporty variant:
the new top model in the 911 model range will be called the 911 GT2.
With an output of 462 HP (340 kW), this sports car is currently the most
powerful Porsche series vehicle. The GT2, which will be delivered
exclusively with rear drive, achieves driving performance values at the
level of the so-called super sports cars. The car, based on the 911
Turbo, will be presented for the first time at the Detroit Motor Show in
weight, an engine output increased by 42 HP in comparison to the 911
Turbo, an even more sporty configuration of the running gear and a new
aerodynamic design characterise the concept of the GT2. This philosophy
has already been applied in a similar way to the 911 GT3, which was
based technically on the 911 Carrera (with naturally aspirated engine).
development aims for the 911 GT2 were to provide outstanding driving
performance and the maximum in driving pleasure, combined with excellent
safety, technical highlights and good suitability for everyday use. The
innovative Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is therefore just as standard
in the GT2 as four airbags. This Porsche sports car stands 20
millimetres lower and has a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph) and the
acceleration for 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) is achieved in 4.1 seconds.
The DIN empty weight amounts to 1440 kilograms, making the GT2 100
kilograms lighter than the 911 Turbo. On the other hand, the wheel/tyre
dimensions have increased: on the front axle, wheels of size 8.5J x 18
with tyres of size 235/40 R 18 are being used. 12J x 18 wheels with
315/30 R 18 tyres are being mounted on the rear axle.
feature for recognising the 911 GT2 and distinguishing it from the 911
Turbo is a newly designed front end with enlarged air inlet openings and
a fixed rear spoiler – also newly developed – with a manually
adjustable profile. Another striking feature is the technically
necessary air outlet opening in front of the luggage compartment lid.