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.