318-Mile Porsche 997 GT2 Is Pure Unadulterated Lust on Wheels
The Porsche 997 GT2 has largely faded into obscurity after the RS stole the spotlight. But we aren’t sleeping on this stunning ride.
It’s easy to forget now that we’ve been blessed with the veritable monster that is the 991 GT2 RS. Or the previously mighty 997 GT2 RS. But even though those cars severely overshadow the regular ol’ Porsche 997 GT2, it’s still an amazing piece of machinery. Packing a twin-turbocharged version of he 911’s 3.6-liter flat-six, this monstrous machine pumped out 530 hp, did 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, and was only the third Porsche to exceed 200 mph at the time. Not too shabby for a full decade ago.
Finding a clean Porsche 997 GT2 is akin to locating a needle in a haystack today. But finding one as spotless as this incredible example currently sitting in Porsche Omaha‘s used car inventory? Virtually impossible. With only 318 miles on the odometer, it’s quite obvious that this bad boy has been sitting in a hermetically sealed chamber for the last decade. And even though we’ll never understand how the previous owned resisted driving it, those efforts are clearly paying off today.
Go ahead and try to find a flaw on this stunning ride. We’ll wait. And if you did, congratulations, because we couldn’t. Everything from the engine bay to the seats to the paint is simply flawless. It doesn’t look like it’s ever been sat in, let alone driven anywhere. And while we fully understand the historical significance of the Porsche 997 GT2, we also know that these cars were mean to be driven.
On the bright side, if you’re a fan of these older school rides and want one that’s essentially new, here you go. Even with its large spoiler and more aggressive bodywork, this thing looks pretty tame compared to its RS brethren. Unless you’re lining up against a Porsche guy in the know, they’ll likely sleep on this previous gen GT2. But you can bet that’s something we’ll never do, because we’ve never forgotten about the “old” version of Porsche’s ultimate 911!