1 of 11 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo Going To Auction

Porsche 911 GT2 Evo heading to auction having the the top specifications for any air cooled Porsche

A very rare factory GT2 Evo is coming up for sale at Mecum’s Auto Action in Monterey next month. The Porsche is very significant in that is only 1 of 11 ever produced. It also has the top specifications ever produced for any air cooled Porsche. This particular vehicle is a one-owner car with only 7,000 original kilometers on the vehicle.

From the very beginning, Porsche has always sought to be the best in any category of motorsports in which it participated. When International GT racing made some changes to the regulations, Porsche responded with a series of homologation specials starting with the naturally aspirated 911 RS and ending with the GT2 Evo.

The lightweight RS made the mold, having a naturally aspirated air-cooled flat-6 punched out to 3.8-liters and rated at 300 horsepower, bolt-on turbo-style wheel arch flares, larger brake discs clamped by 4-piston calipers and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars.

Designed primarily for the track, the RSR incorporated a full roll cage, a front strut brace, an adjustable tail spoiler, 6-point harnesses with a fire extinguisher.

The GT2 was a combination of the RS and RSR’s racing purpose with a tuned version of the 993’s turbocharged engine. Rated at 444 horsepower, it was for all intensive purposes a street legal racecar. The GT2 had an aggressive front spoiler with upturned side winglets, wider bolt-on wheel flares and a huge rear spoiler with integrated air scoops.

Having a two-wheel drive system rather than the turbo’s all-wheel-drive system reduced the vehicle’s weight, resulting in a top speed of 190 miles per hour and handling capabilities that bordered on the otherworldly.

The vehicle for sale is a very rare one-owner 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo represented the top specification ever produced for any air cooled Porsche. Originally designed for FIA GT1 competition, it is incorporated a twin turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-6 engine rated at 600 horsepower and 490 foot pounds of torque.

For the Evos, Porsche widened the rear fender extensions to cover the wider modular wheels and added a new front spoiler with inlets for brake and oil cooling. A second deck was added to the already overdone rear spoiler, which could be adjusted to change the downforce of the vehicle.

By the time the Evo came to market, the competition in GT1 had already left it behind. As a result, only 11 examples were ever produced.

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