New 911 GT2 will have a 552bhp 3.8-litre flat six, a dual-clutch gearbox and rear-wheel drive
12 May 2013

The new Porsche 911 GT2 has been spied testing at the Nürburgring.

Set to appear for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next year, the car is again based on the latest 911 Turbo.

These spy shots show that while the car still seems to share much of its bodywork with the current GT3, extra flared wheel arches show it has become wider than the outgoing model.

A new side air intake also distinguishes the GT2 from its younger GT3 sibling, while a new fixed wing and larger wheels and brakes give a hint at some of the performance expected from the car.

A top speed of more than 200mph and a 0-62mph time of close to 3.0sec is expected from the GT2’s 552bhp twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre flat-six engine – something it shares with the new Turbo S.

The GT2 will take much of its mechanical underpinnings from the Turbo S, including its dual-clutch automatic gearbox. However, the GT2 is likely to ditch the Tubo S’s four-wheel drive system in favour of rear-wheel drive. A new four-wheel steering system will make its debut on the GT2.

An RS version of the car, putting out more than 620bhp, will be revealed in 2015.

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12 May 2013

I was hoping in the region of 950hp+ 

12 May 2013

Twin turbo, four wheel steer? I expect they will take it round the 'ring and set some sort of record. Sounds like a Nissan GTR wannabe.

12 May 2013

That's right, Ego time, just how much power do you need for a fast car?,the Sesto elemento is supposed to weigh in at under 1000kg,so surely, light weight,500+bhp and a good dollup of torque is enough?jess!, how fast on public roads do we want to go?, ok,some owners might just use them as track cars, that's fair enough, but, if that's your bag, why not buy a racing car?.The public road isn't a race track,having cars that can do 200mph, 0-60 in under 3.0sec, 0-100 in 5-6secs, they are irrelevant ON public road,so, i kind of think these cars massage some owners ego's............?

Peter Cavellini.

13 May 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote:

That's right, Ego time, just how much power do you need for a fast car?,the Sesto elemento is supposed to weigh in at under 1000kg,so surely, light weight,500+bhp and a good dollup of torque is enough?jess!, how fast on public roads do we want to go?, ok,some owners might just use them as track cars, that's fair enough, but, if that's your bag, why not buy a racing car?.The public road isn't a race track,having cars that can do 200mph, 0-60 in under 3.0sec, 0-100 in 5-6secs, they are irrelevant ON public road,so, i kind of think these cars massage some owners ego's............?

Some people will want to drive to a trackday IN their car and some people are just enthusiasts who like to own nice cars I guess. A Fiat 500 twinair, is capable of 107mph I think- I'm not sure that makes it any less 'irrelevant' ON a public road than a GT2 (probably IS irrelevant on a racetrack though).  If I never saw a Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari etc. on the streets when I was a schoolboy, it would have been a bit of a shame really. TopTrumps would have been crap, that's for sure. I for one am glad that manufacturers bother to make things like this.  But yeah, someone with dodgy shades, a medallion and a hairy chest is probably going to do something daft in one! 

13 May 2013

S2bear@

Thankyou for posting the answer i knew was out there!

Peter Cavellini.

12 May 2013

...and if I could afford them I would definatily have one!  RWD might be a bit scary (a couple of generations ago the GT2 was dubbed 'the widowmaker), but I'd want to own one at some point.  And use it EVERYDAY.  It excites me that with the current rate of (mostly) progress in another couple of generations the cars will be pretty far removed from what we have today.  We will probably consider these cars to be almost primative.  The way I consider an Escort Cosworth a dinosaur compared to todays motors. 

12 May 2013

Same power. Same gearbox. Same four wheel steer. Just a different set of wheels and a new bodykit. Underwelming. The RS has more power than a McLaren 12C, though. Bonkers car.

12 May 2013

Thats the point isnt it?? But 100kgs lighter with no 4wd...

''widow maker mk3''

13 May 2013

The prevous gen GT2 was reported in certain quarters to be a bit of a wayward beastie as it was simply a 2wd turbo.

With the firebreathing RS it was a GT3 RS chassis with that monster turbo engine shoehorned in and it showed in the handling.

So what's this one, a 2wd Turbo Sad or a turboed GT3 Smile

29 May 2013

Porsche is one of the best luxury cars available in all over the world. People all over the world are more interested in using Porsche 911 recently a GT2 turbo to get 552 bhp and 3.8 flat six dual gearboxes and real wheeel drive system was released. This has got all the features which are highly essential for us.

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