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Porsche 911 GT2: Hard, fast and dangerous

Porsche 911 GT2
Cool review here of one of our favorites: the Porsche 911 GT2.

Basically a Porsche Motorsport version of the 911 Turbo (or turbocharged version of the track-ready GT3 RS, if you like), the GT2 is the most hard-core 911 ever to wear a license plate and the first production 911 to exceed 200 mph. Because, obviously, the Turbo’s 480 hp is too, too paltry for real Porsche men, the boys in Weissach kicked up the output another 50 hp, with highly capacious intake manifolds and titanium exhaust plumbing on either side of the turbochargers. Lift the engine lid and all you see are the car’s enormous lungs ducted from air intakes integrated into the dual-foil spoiler, which looks like something Klingons would carry into battle.

The GT2’s steroid regime also includes lots of good old hot-rodding. The Turbo’s all-wheel-drive system is jettisoned in favor of a lighter and racier rear-wheel transaxle shared with the GT3 RS. Also shared with the GT3 are the phenomenal 15-inch carbon ceramic front disc brakes and fully adjustable suspension.

The GT2’s light-weighting program concludes with ditching the rear seats, tossing out sound-deadening material, stripping interior panels to bare carbon fiber and supplanting the front seats with leather-lined carbon shells padded with … well, nothing. The resulting car (3,270 pounds) is 225 pounds lighter than the 911 Turbo and is about as cozy as an MRI machine.

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Source: Los Angeles Times