Now that Porsche has officially unveiled the new-generation 911 Turbo, it’s time to start wondering what the next GT2 version will bring to the lineup. According to British magazine AutoCar, things are going to be more than surprising.
The GT2 will borrow technology from the Turbo S, including the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine that delivers a total of 552 horsepower. The engine will mate to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox and will sprint the sports car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. Additionally, the upcoming GT2’s top speed is expected to go beyond 200 mph. Things will be even more impressive for the GT2 RS version, which is rumored to deliver around 620 horsepower.
Also, when compared to the current Turbo S, the future GT2 version will ditch the four-wheel drive system in favor of a rear-wheel drive one.
The new 911 GT2 is set to arrive at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with the RS version rumored to debut sometime in 2015.
Click past the jump to read more about the recently launched Porsche 911 Turbo S.
While everyone is enjoying the latest-generation Porsche 991 GT2, the guys over Mcchip-dkr have developed a sweet tuning kit based on the 993 generation. The package wants to prove that even older models can get a little performance love too, including modern software tuning.
Mcchip-dkr began things by swapping out the car’s engine with a new 3.6-liter bi-turbo unit with a new engine block and rebuilt K26 turbochargers. A limited-slip differential from DREXLER company was added in to help deliver the power to the rear wheel efficiently. The tuner also installed a new exhaust system with sport catalysts. As a result, the 993 GT2 delivers a total of 604 horsepower and of 624 pound-feet of torque.
The GT2 has also been equipped with a new set of wheels measuring 10-by-18 inches on the front and 13-by-18 inches on the rear. The wheels are combined with a new KW racing suspension Competition Variant 3 to help keep this aging 911 glued to the tarmac.
For the interior, Mcchip—dkr installed a safety cage and new bucket seats by Recaro. The car doors and interior panels are fabricated from carbon fiber, and the display system is equipped with a data recording and video system.
This car does not come cheap, however, and if you were impressed by it you will have to pay a total of €200,000 (about $265,500 at the current exchange rates).
Ask any three-year-old kid who The Hulk is and he will tell you he is a green superhero whose physical strength depends on his anger. For Sportec, however, things are a little bit different, as "The Hulk" is a monstrous Porsche GT2 RS that can hit a top speed of 187 mph.
Sportec’s Hulk has been specially designed for delivering amazing performance on the race track, so next to making it very powerful, the tuner also focused on lowering the weight by as much as possible. To achieve the lowest possible weight, all of the comfort features have been dropped — air conditioning was the only one left untouched — and the interior received two Recaro bucket seats.
Most attention, however, was been paid to the engine. Under the hood, Sportec installed special camshafts, a larger intercooler, reinforced titanium connecting rods, a sports air filter and a reinforced clutch. All these updates, along with a new exhaust system with upgraded manifolds, sport catalysts and titanium Akrapovic muffler, have increased the engine’s output to a total of 720 horsepower and a peak torque of 626 pound-feet. As a result, the car will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 187 mph.
The Hulk also received a new traction control system that does not brake through the drive system, but rather by using the reduction of engine power by limiting the fuel coming from the fuel injectors. There is also a new set of wheels combined with fully adjustable Bilstein suspension and a modified brake system with 380 mm (14.96 inch) discs.
Customers interested will have to pay a total of €22,000 ($29,000) for the engine upgrades, which deliver up to 655 horsepower. €6,500 ($8,500) will get you the exhaust system and unleash the rest of the ponies.
Chris Harris has shot another incredible video: he put a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a Ducati 1199 Panigale in a drag race. A similar video was shot during the summer and the Porsche was actually destroyed. This second video was made to provide the Porsche with an opportunity to exact its revenge.
They went to a 2 mile runway to see what happens when you let a GT2 RS stretch beyond 150 mph, but the question is, what happened? Check out the video for the answer!
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS delivers an impressive 620 HP and sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Ducati 1199 Paningale, on the other hand, delivers a total of 195 HP, leaving the RS with a huge advantage. Will it help?
No bikers or drivers were hurt in the making of this film.
We don’t want to beat up on an old horse and say Nino Batista’s skills behind a camera lens are top notch, but when you’re speaking the truth, there aren’t enough times to emphasize that.
These exotic vehicles speak for themselves, but this Amanda Beatz babe really is something else. No need to hide behind that towel, sweetheart. Matter of fact, it’s probably better if you just throw it away. We like your body...actually, we love your body so much we wish we could just stare at it for hours on end.
Which is something we’ll probably do over the next few days.
With only 500 units built and a total of 620 HP under the hood, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a car that many auto enthusiasts dream about. This is evident in the fact that, although it is priced at €237,578 (about $310,000 at the current exchange rates), the GT2 RS sold out almost instantly. Lucky for us, Wimmer Racing Technology grabbed on to one of the units and then updated it "a little bit."
Since the 911 GT2 RS is such an impressive car, Wimmer opted to leave the exterior as is and focused on the engine instead. Two optimized Wimmer turbochargers were added, as was an optimization of the air induction, sports camshafts and crankshaft, timing chains, machined cylinder heads, pistons and connecting rods, a fuel pump unit, two manifolds with bypass, and two 200 cell sport catalysts. As a result, the six-cylinder boxer engine now delivers an amazing 1,020 HP and 817 lb-ft of torque. With the extra 400 HP, the GT2 RS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, to 124 mph in 8.7 seconds, and hit a top speed of 180 mph (however, the top speed indicator shows an amazing 241 mph).
In order to handle the extra power, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been equipped with a new set of custom-designed 19" wheels in combination with a 3-way adjustable Competition-suspension from KW.
Lamborghini unveiled the new Aventador LP700-4 will the full intent of it being one of the most amazing cars in the world. Possible recalls aside, the company may be right, but British magazine, AutoCar, wasn’t just going to take their word for it. They have put together the 700 HP Aventador with the less powerful 620 HP Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 563 HPMercedes SLS AMG for a little one on two drag race action.
Clearly, the Aventador has both of the other models beat on power alone, but taking into account weight and aerodynamics may be another matter. Then again, the Aventador can achieve the 0-60 mph sprint in just 2.9 seconds,while the Porsche does it in 3.5 seconds and the Mercedes gets there in 3.7 seconds. Looks like the drivers of the other two sports cars will have to be nimble and quick to get the job done.
Porsche aficionados are a hardcore bunch, especially when it comes to talking about their race cars. That includes the legendary Porsche 911 (993) that was en vogue from 1993 to 1998.
These days, the company has a number of race variants in its line-up, including the 911 GT2 and as always the case when it comes to comps, it was inevitable to see the company put the two cars to task in a nice primer video.
In this video, you’re going to be hearing from Porsche’s chief driving consultant, Gordon Robertson, as he gives us an inside perspective on the two race models, even going so far as demonstrating the differences between two. It’s a worthwhile watch that lasts a little under five minutes so make time for it.
It’s hard not to have your interests piqued, especially when somebody that knows Porsche’s inside and out talks about two cars that are considered pillars of the company’s iconic 911 line.
There’s a reason why Porsche has high expectations for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Being the most powerful production car the company has ever built will do that to you.
In building the GT2 RS, Porsche went through great lengths to offer a car that more than lives up to the enormous hype and standards Porsche has given it. For their part, Motor Trend is determined to run the 911 GT2 RS and dive deep into the science that went in building the German supercar. It’s a fascinating watch, especially for fans of the Stuttgart brand that have drooled long and plenty about the most powerful road-ready Porsche the company has ever built.
Find out how Porsche addressed the ever-present problem of weight distribution on the car, how they tweaked the suspension set-up, and how they were able to produce such outstanding power - 620 ponies worth - from the car’s 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine.
Art cars have become an integral part of the auto industry, and it doesn’t surprise us to find out that more and more models have been treated to some sort of artistic interpretation by artists from all over the world.
Recently, we found out that the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany was holding a special exhibition on a new collection of decorative hoods for the Porsche 911 GT2. The exhibit is called Colección Goméz after Argentinian curator Jorge Goméz, a man whose love for art is only matched by his love for Porsches.
To pay homage to his two passions, Porsche decided to enlist the services of 19 Latin American artists to create 24 dynamic hoods for the 911 GT2, each coming with their own unique designs. Every form of artwork - be it the simple variety or the meticulously designed - offered a different perspective on the artistic style of each of the artists that were involved in the project. Look at those hoods a little closer and you’ll notice that there’s a couple of nude artworks in there, as well as...Astroboy.
Not sure what he has to do with a Porsche, but nonetheless, you can’t deny the peculiarity of seeing a 911 GT2 with Astroboy on its hood.
In any case, the Colección Goméz will run until January 8, 2012 and is available for public consumption from Tuesdays through Sundays between 9 am to 6 pm. If you happen to be in Stuttgart from here until the new year, it’s definitely something that’s worth your time.