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Porsche : Porsche 911 GT2


The Fastest Member of the 911 Family

The new Porsche 911 GT2 combines the extreme, sporting character of the 911 GT3 with the equally supreme performance of the 911 Turbo. The fastest member of the 911 family, the 911 GT2 accelerates to 100 km/h in a mere 4.9 seconds, reaching the 200 km/h mark after just 12.9 seconds. And this urge for ongoing pace and action does not come to an end until the car has reached its top speed of no less than 315 km/h or 195 mph.

Porsche GT2 Video Clip


Porsche GT2 Clip

 

Racing round the northern circuit of Nürburgring, the 911 GT2 again outperforms even the GT3, remaining well below the former record of 7:56 minutes. This makes the Porsche GT2 the new lap record holder for street-legal series production cars at Nürburgring.

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Porsche 911 GT2 - Click image for larger view

Biturbo engine developing 340 kW (462 bhp)  

The power unit featured in the new Porsche 911 GT2 is a high-performance evolution version of the six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine first appearing in the 911 Turbo. The two turbochargers now have an even higher air throughput allowing an increase in charge pressure under full load to 2 bar. Output of the 3.6-litre power unit is now 340 kW (462 bhp) at 5700 rpm, that is 10 per cent more than on the 911 Turbo. Maximum torque of 620 Newton metres or 457 lb-ft comes at a low 3500 rpm and remains consistently available until 4500 rpm. All this enormous power from the engine of the GT2 goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. 

Ideal weight for a genuine athlete  

The focus in developing the GT2 was clearly on sporting power and performance to the absolute extreme. Accordingly, the objective was not only to boost engine output, but also to reduce the weight of the car. Weighing in at 1440 kilos or 3175 lb, the GT2 is exactly 100 kg or 221 lb lighter than the 911 Turbo, this reduction in weight coupled with the increase in engine output providing an ideal power-to-weight ratio of 4.23 kg/kW or 12.68 lb-bhp.

Porsche 911 GT2
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Dynamic performance to the extreme  

The performance and driving behaviour of the 911 GT2 clearly focuses on sporting, agile handling of the highest standard. Even extremely fast bends with exceptional lateral acceleration, sudden load changes in bends or lane changes at high speeds do not affect the latest Porsche in its unerring performance. Active safety is therefore unparalleled in every situation on the road, dynamic performance of this kind being ensured by the car's enhanced streamlining and careful retuning of the front and rear axle with an even firmer spring/damper system as well as the modified wheel suspension. 

Porsche 911 GT2 Interior
Porsche 911 GT2 Cockpit - Click image for larger view

Ceramic brake discs fitted as standard  

The Porsche 911 GT2 comes as standard with the revolutionary Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system. Weighing approximately 50 per cent less than metal brake discs of the same size, these ceramic brake discs reduce unsprung masses in the car by 16.6 kg or 36.6 lb. Further qualities of these brake discs are their very fast response, supreme anti-fading, excellent response and behaviour even when wet, a long service life and absolute resistance to corrosion.

Photos : Porsche AG


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