Although this week’s focus is on the launch of the new Macan SUV (which we are driving this week), testing of Porsche’s next 911-model derivative, the GT2, is going ahead at full steam.
There were some rumours about the car being a GT3 RS, but the air intakes on the rear wings signify that it is a turbocharged engine lurking below that massive wing. Pay also attention to the super-wide rear tyres and the yellow calipers clamping Porsche ceramic composite brakes.
Traditionally the GT2 has been a rear-wheel-drive version of the Turbo, with slightly more power. This means we will be looking at a few kilowatts more than the Turbo S’s 412 kW/700 N.m. It will be lighter than the Turbo S model, but as it will only be rear-wheel drive, expect the dash to 100 km/h to be a few hundreds of a second slower compared to the all-wheel drive Turbo models.
It is unclear at this stage if the car will be available with a manual gearbox. As Porsche offers the GT3 with only a PDK transmission, we won’t be surprised if the GT2 gets a PDK stick on the transmission tunnel. However, who knows, there might be a GT2 RS again… with a manual gearbox.
Expect the Porsche 911 GT2 to make its public debut in the next few months.
Click here for a video of the 991 GT3 which we drove on the international launch.