The Return of the Widowmaker: New 911 GT2 RS Spotted Testing at the NurburgringPre Guest Post 


Porsche 991 GT2 Spy-shot

The last time the GT2 moniker sat on the rear end of a Porsche was 6 years ago with the 997 GT2 RS. With a 3.6 litre Bi-Turbo Flat-6 with 620 bhp, a 6-speed manual gearbox and Rear Wheel Drive only, it was the most hardcore and most expensive Porsche 911 money could buy. And for a while it seemed as if that were it, as with the 991 generation there was no mention as to whether the widowmaker would return. Turns out the boys from Zuffenhausen are up to something. As of recent there have been videos emerging on YouTube of a test mule that would appear to be the basis of a new 911 GT2.

 

Despite the bodywork from the current GT3 RS, it’s becoming evident that this in fact ISN’T a GT3 RS. For instance, you can hear that there clearly are turbochargers strapped to the flanks of this engine. Plus the fact that this clearly can’t be the mule for the next iteration GT3 as it’s been announced that there very likely will be a manual option and no sign of going to forced induction. The PDK gearbox upshifts and the extreme rear wing and aero package would only be something to be found on only the most extreme Porsches, RS models of course. No signs of complete specs as of yet, but as with the GT2s before, expect a 3.6 litre Bi-Turbo flat-6 from the Turbo models with some more oomph. With the current Turbo making some 520 bhp and the Turbo S going north of 560, there’s a good chance that the new GT2 could make anywhere from the previous 620 bhp with certain sources stating as much as 700 bhp. However all of this is as of now just hype train stuff as there are no accurate specs or a release/reveal date, despite Andreas Preuninger; master-wizard behind Porsche’s GT Programme, confirming the addition of a GT2 variant to the lineup.

 

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