Report: Porsche to forgo the Turbo-based GT2 for this generation of 911

CARandDRIVER reports that Porsche may forgo the GT2 high-performance variant of the 911 sports coupe, after speaking with product manager August Achleitner.

“Right now all I can say is that a decision has not been made,” Achleitner told C/D. “There are reasons inside the company, and to write today that there will be a GT2 in the future would not be correct.”

Reasons for the latest Porsche Typ 991 911 sports car not receiving the GT2 treatment has to do with “internal politics” as well as technical reasons. The biggest one is the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S and its all-wheel drive system. The GT2 is essentially a 911 Turbo without the all-wheel drive and with more performance oriented tuning. Though as exhibited with the last GT2, the car loses traction from so much power going to just two-wheels.

Thus, the current 911 Turbo would just serve up way too much power for the GT2 specification to make use of, essentially rendering the car a bit useless. And 560hp and 516 lb-ft of torque is a lot of power for just two wheels in a car like the 911.

Though Achleitner was able to say that we can expect a super Typ 991 of some sort, like a “GT3 RS or something like this.” But either way, only time will tell.

Source: CARandDRIVER


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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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