2008 Porsche GT2
For some Porsche purists out there, this car will represent the absolute pinnacle of the 911 development. That’s down to a few reasons, starting with the fact that this 2009-built car is a 997 model, revered by name for its relatively compact dimensions and for being the last of the 911s with conventional, hydraulic power-steering. But more than that, the GT2, in any of its forms, is simply the most insane 911 ever offered as a road-car.
Power to Burn
There are two ways to look at the GT2, the first being it was a 911 Turbo without the all-wheel-drive. The resulting lower weight gives the turbocharged powerplant permission to accelerate the end result like a rocket-sled while also offering more steering feel and race-track fun. The second is to approach the GT2 as the race-track-ready GT3 but with the muscle of the turbo-motor to give it a whole new dimension. Either of these views will lead you to the conclusion that the GT2 is faster than mere mortals will ever need it to be.
Built for the Driver
To drive a GT2 is to instantly understand what Porsche’s decades of refining and honing a concept can deliver. Yet, despite its ballistic speed potential, the GT2 remains as user-friendly as only a 911 can be, and definitely more capable of day-to-day duties than just about any other supercar ever made.
A Real Gearbox
This particular car is even more appealing to the traditional faithful by being fitted not with Porsche’s excellent PDK double-clutch gearbox, but with a conventional six-speed manual and a proper clutch pedal. Inside, the GT2’s purpose is also made clear with the addition of a harness-bar and a race-harness, race-seats, red-faced gauges and red seat-belts.
Features include: Race seats, race harness, navigation, cruise-control, climate-control, Alcantara trim, Carbon composite performance brakes, Bi-Xenon headlights, ABS, 19-inch alloy wheels, body kit, stability control, remote central locking, immobiliser.