Porsche GT2

Porsche GT2

A decade ago, if you drove a car with 200 HP, it was something special; but today it is hard to even find a car with less horsepower. Factory V6s are making more than V8s used to, and get a lot better gas mileage. These days it is not uncommon to have anywhere from three to four hundred ponies under the hood of your ride. So in order to stand out in a world of high performance Porsches, you need something special, something like an 800 HP 911 GT2 . The American tuning company Switzer Performance can give this to you, for the measly sum of $39,000 plus the cost of the Porsche.

Switzer is able to achieve such astronomical power figured from the flat six thanks to a set of custom ball bearing Garret GT30R-based turbochargers. Switzer’s upgraded turbos are capable of compressing massive amounts of air, while generating less unwanted heat and friction than the stock units, the charged air is them brought back down to operating temperature inside a pair of Switzer’s own MONSTER intercoolers. Each cylinder is then fed additional air and fuel by way of larger injectors and custom intake plenum with an oversized throttle-body. In order to maintain factory driveability, the engine is still controlled by the stock ECU; however Switzer has reprogrammed the unit to get the most out of their custom setup.

Press release after the jump.

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Porsche 997 GT2 by Wimmer Rennsporttechnik

Wimmer Rennsporttechnik is a hard name to pronounce, but the only thing that I can think of that would be harder is trying to catch up to their modified Porsche 911 GT2 . This one makes 680 HP and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and hit 300 km/h from a standstill in just over 25 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

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Sportec SP750 200+ MPH Porsche

The Swiss tuners at Sportec have released the SP750 based on the Porsche 911 GT2. The GT2 has received new turbochargers, titanium connecting rods, sport profile camshafts, reprogrammed ECU, larger intercooler and new clutch. All these modification bumped output up by 220 HP to generate a maximum of 750 HP. The vehicle can accelerate to 60 MPH (100 km/h) in only 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 217 MPH (350 km/h).

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Porsche 997 GT2 by Oakley Design

The Oakley Design Porsche GT2 is a special machine. From the factory the twin turbo supercar produces 523 HP from its variable turbine technology flat six that is a beast to drive on the street. Whereas the modified version benefits from a healthy diet of carbon fiber and boost that make it encouraging to get the back end a little loose.

More after the jump.

Porsche loves to redefine hardcore. A 911 not good enough for you...try a 911 Turbo. The turbo is too pedestrian...try a GT3. GT3 still not getting you tingling...here’s a GT2. If the GT2 needs to be more hardcore... maybe it’s time for a GT2 RS.

We’ve heard rumors before that Porsche is preparing an update GT3 RS , but now the turbocharged GT2 may be getting the RS treatment as well. If the rumors become reality, the GT2 RS could be the quickest road-going Porsche ever. The current 3.6-liter engine in the GT2 makes 530 hp, and the RS version could lose up to 440 lbs and gain as much as 50 hp. The new car is also rumored to feature a Perspex rear window and center-locking wheels. If all goes well (fingers crossed), the GT3 RS could be here as soon as next spring.

Source: Piston Heads

A lot of us would like to be Lay Leno, and have multiple airplane hangars full of great cars. At least he’s nice enough to share it with the rest of us and not rub it in too much. This is Leno’s feature on his Porsche 911 GT2 , the most powerful 911 out there. The GT2 takes a 911 Turbo and reduces weight, and adds 50 hp for a total of 530 hp.

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Few months ago the Techart GTstreet based on the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show. The car featured 630 hp and was capable to achieve a top speed of 345 km/h. Well, it seems that those performances weren’t enough for the German tuning company and in order to solve this problem Techart unveiled another version of the GTstreet called RS which is based on the Porsche GT2.

The vehicle features a 700 hp engine and a total torque of 860 Nm. For better stability the tuner used a new Bilstein suspension kit which with the are Michelin Sport Cup Plus tyres deliver a better stability at very high speeds. Some ”minor” details would be the sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and the astonishing price: € 330 000.

speedART unveiled the BTR-XS 650 tuning kit based on the Porsche 997 GT2. The name stands for Bi Turbo Racer – Extra Speed with 650 hp and also an impressive 860 Nm torque.

SpeedART BTR-XS 650

The power increase of 120 hp and 180 Nm is possible due to modified VTG turbo chargers, a sport exhaust with twin tail pipes, sport cats, headers, bigger intercoolers and an optimized motronic update. The acceleration from 0 – 62mph takes 3.2 sec and the top speed is 216mph. The price for the complete Power Kit BTR 650 is 27.500 Euro.

SpeedART BTR-XS 650

The BTR-XS 650 also features: modular 20” wheel set type „RSC Elegance – Black Edition” or “Cross Racing - White Edition” in 8,5 and 12,5 x 20” with 345/25 ZR20” tyres on rear axle and a sportive suspension modification. Furthermore speedART offers individual interior design, sport seats, sport steering wheels and special leather or alcantara applications.

Porsche today announced that the 911 GT2 will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Also the company announced that the fastest production-911 of all times will be available as of February 2008 in the USA at a retail price of US$ 191,700.


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