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  Porsche 996 GT2
2001 - 2007
Porsche 996 GT2
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Rear Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo 6 cyl
Capacity
220 in3 
Max Power
475 bhp @5700rpm 
Max Torque
457 lb/ft @3500rpm 
Power to Weight
340 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
327 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 132 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
3.94 X 3.01 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
197 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.5 sec 
0 - 60 mph
3.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
8.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
12.1 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
12.7sec @126mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 7 min 32 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
3131 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 18
12 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 ZR18
315/30 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
19.6 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £120000 - £180000
 
Profile

To go even quicker than the remarkable 996 Turbo takes some doing but the new 996 GT2 does exactly that, topping out at almost 200mph. Porsche have cut the GT2's weight by over 100kg by amongst other things dropping the Turbo's hefty 4 wheel drive system. Power to weight therefore is up 44bhp/ton on the Turbo, making for a neck snapping sub 4 seconds to 60mph.

The GT2 also sports Porsche's new fade free Ceramic disk brakes for unbelievable stopping power even by Porsche standards!

Images of the hugely capable 993 GT2 are rekindled with the new car's huge racing style rear spoiler but that is where the comparisons end. The 996 GT2 proves a little disappointing, not having the raw driver involvement that it's famous badging suggests. However, recent tweaks for 2004 (including an extra 20bhp) may redress the balance.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 77% 2% 3
Ranks 240 of 771 Ranks 184 of 771 Ranks 377 of 771 Ranks 425 of 771

Rivals
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Variants
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996 Carrera

(320 bhp)


996 Turbo

(420 bhp)


996 GT3

(360 bhp)
 


996 GT2

(475 bhp)


996 GT3 RS

(381 bhp)


996 Turbo S

(450 bhp)
 

Lineage
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993 GT2

(1995 - 1999)
  

996 GT2

(2001 - 2007)
  

997 GT2

(2008 - 2010)

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