Porsche CEO Leaks Details on New 911 GT2
Get set to experience what may be the fastest turbo-charged Porsche around.
Since we first learned last year that a new 911 GT2 was on the way, we haven’t received any additional information regarding Porsche’s new turbocharged beast. But now we’ve picked up two important tidbits of information, courtesy of Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. Blume spoke to Car Advice at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, confirming that the new GT2 would be rear-wheel drive and PDK-only.
In other words, unlike the new GT3, the GT2 won’t be getting a manual gearbox, which is a bit of a bummer. But, Blume hints that the new ranger topper will have enough power to make people forget about shifting.
‘Today, we can’t talk about the power, but when we launch the car, you will see at which level we can get to. And we’re still working at it.’
“For the GT2, it’s very typical to have big power combined with the turbo engine,” said Blume. “Today, we can’t talk about the power, but when we launch the car, I think you will see at which level we can get to with the car. And we’re still working at it.”
The last time we saw a GT2 was back in 2011, in the form of the 620 horsepower GT2 RS. At the time, the RS enjoyed a 90 hp advantage over the 911 Turbo. It would be reasonable to expect something similar from a new GT2. But if nothing else, we know that it will be more powerful than the previous iteration. All of which means that the new GT2 is going to be really, really fast.
So when can we expect to see this new, ultimate 911? As Car Advice notes, debuting the car at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show would make a lot of sense. What better place to pull the covers off the latest version of your most iconic car? In the meantime, we’ll be anxiously awaiting and listening for clues.