Now we simply have already seen the new-generation Porsche 911 turbo, Porsche took out the hardcore version out to produce a testing session. A 911 GT2 prototype – too known like the widow maker – was caught testing nowadays by the nürburgring check track.
While you will see, the prototype is nearly undisguised so we will clearly see the wider wheel arches within the front and therefore the much wider rear fenders with large air intakes coming from the 911 turbo. Nice try at hiding the GT2’s real air intakes, however we see at your sneaky disguise, Porsche. The GT2 may also get a center-mounted dual-exhaust system, which is certainly inspired via the gt3 version, as well as a big fixed rear spoiler.
Under the hood, we expect to firmly see Porsche install a turbocharged 3. 8 liter six-cylinder engine which will deliver 560 to firmly 570 horsepower in the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. From this drivetrain in tow, we expect the GT2 to firmly sprint from zero to firmly 60 mph in only 3 seconds and up to firmly a top speed of about 200 mph, creating it the fastest production 911 in its storied history.
2015 Porsche 911 GT2 Spy Shots
Feast your eyes on the very first test mule for the upcoming 991-series Porsche 911 GT2, which was snapped testing at Germany’s Nürburgring recently. Engineers are using a makeshift body of the latest 911 GT3 but several elements reveal the true identity of the test car.
Look closely and you’ll see widened wheel arches, extra-wide rubber at the rear, and new side intakes for the turbocharged engine (the 911 GT3 is naturally aspirated).
The wheels and brakes are also larger than those fitted to the 911 GT3 and the rear wing much taller. Additional aero pieces have been tacked onto the rear, presumably to boost downforce.
Like the previous 911 GT2, the new model will feature a similar spec to the contemporary 911 Turbo, the new 2014 911 Turbo, but to separate the two the 911 GT2 will stick to rear-wheel drive and have a higher output. This means it will feature a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine, four-wheel steering and engine stop-start technology.
Peak output is expected to register at 560 horsepower, which is on par with the output of the latest 911 Turbo S and 30 horsepower more than the output of the previous 911 GT2. As for the transmission, Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch unit is likely to replace the previous 911 GT2’s six-speed manual. If that last tidbit doesn’t sit well with you, we suggest reading this article.
Initial performance specs are a top speed in excess of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.0 seconds or less.
In 2015, a new generation of the ultimate 911, the infamous 911 GT2 RS, is expected to land. This model is expected to match the 620 horsepower of the outgoing model but benefit from a lighter curb weight, the quick-shifting PDK and the new four-wheel-steering setup.