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A true all rounder, the GT2 is an icon in history.
The Porsche factory built 194 GT2’s between 1995 and 1996, launching at the Geneva motor show in 1995. The 993 was the first Porsche to wear the GT2 badge, with its hugely flared arches, rear wing and turbo charging, it was a truly track focused car, equally comfortable to do the Tesco shopping trip.
Is there a more respected , useable all round classic ??
This car left the factory as a “normal” Porsche Turbo , it was then converted in period by Porsche factory Italy to exacting standards at a cost in excess of L12M for a wealthy Italian industrialist. A truly amazing car with period history available at a fraction of the price. Consider this car as the 195th car built by Porsche.
Initially built in order to meet homologation requirements for GT2 class racing, the 993 GT was Porsche’s ultimate evolution of the air-cooled 911. Using the 993 Turbo as a base Porsche set about deleting the all wheel drive system to meet the FIA’s new regulations and in turn benefited from significant weight savings to the now rear wheel driver competition car. Aerodynamic changes came in the shape of a revised front bumper and a huge rear wing, with distinct top mounted air intakes, as well as a factory bolt-on widebody which widened the arches to accommodate larger racing tyres.
Changes weren’t limited to the exterior; with the cabin of the car also modified to create substantial weight savings. Rear seats were deleted and the door cards were replaced with lightweight RS alternatives, with the option for a roll cage and bucket seats to also be added as part of the Clubsport package.
The engine remained largely the same as it did in the 993 Turbo, however boost pressure was increased and generated a maximum power output of 424 bhp. Depending on spec the weight reduction to the GT meant it was around 200kg lighter than the Turbo, meaning 0-30 took just 3.7 seconds and top speed increased to 187 mph. In 1998 the GT was further upgraded, with the later models generating over 440 bhp.
- Year: 1996
- Engine: Turbo Charged Flat 6
- Engine Capacity: 3600
- BHP: 430
- Top Speed: 187
- 0 – 60: 3.7 secs
- Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
- Exterior Colour: Polar Silver
- Interior Colour: Black Leather
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The ultimate in evolution of Porsche’s revered air-cooled engine, the twin-turbocharged flat 6 of the 993 GT is a masterpiece. Running higher boost than the standard turbo it outputs 424 bhp in a car weighing just 1,300kg, meaning it manages 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph, numbers which are impressive without taking into account the fact the GT is now almost 25 years old. Paired to a 6-Speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential, the rear wheel drive set up is an adrenaline induced driving experience that when pressing on requires maximum attention with its complete lack of electronic assistance. Equally however the car is comfortable, docile and easy to drive at lower speeds with plenty of power and enough boost at lower revs.