A 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo is as Raw and Rare as it Gets
With Porsche having recently pulled the wraps off what's being hailed as the best water-cooled 911 yet, it's an appropriate time to have a look at the pinnacle of their air-cooled cars, the 911 GT2 Evo. This one in particular is heading to auction. These cars were born out of the necessity to build homologation specials in order to compete in international GT racing. And the fact that they were approved for road use is comical. Unlike the naturally-aspirated 911 RS and 911 RSR, the 911 GT2 and GT2 Evo made use of the twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat six found in the 911 Turbo. Special tuning for application in the 993 GT2 raised power output to 444 horsepower, up from the 993 Turbo's figure of 402 horsepower. But further tuning for the GT2 Evo raised that figure to a ridiculous 600 horsepower, and 490 lb-ft of torque. RELATED: See Photos of the 1996 Porsche 911 GT2
All that power was packed into a car that had been totally stripped of the few creature comforts still remaining in the 911 RS and RSR, like carpeting and sound proofing. Liberating the chassis of anything not needed in competition, such as headlight washers, brought the weight of the GT2 Evo down to a lithe 2,425 pounds.
Also aiding in keeping the weight down was the fact that all-wheel-drive systems were under immense scrutiny by the FIA, so Porsche ditched the four driven wheels configuration of the 911 Turbo, opting instead to make these homologation cars rear-wheel drive.
To keep the traditionally tail happy, rear-engined cars glued to the road, Porsche went above and beyond with the aero kit for the 933 GT2. An additional piece was bolted to the already sizable wing found on the RS/RSR, making it taller, and even more functional. A special front splitter and upturned winglets also contributed to generating the downforce needed to keep the nose facing forward, and the shiny side up.
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This example is one of just 11 GT2 Evos built in 1995, and has only 4,349 miles on the odometer—though, it may be more appropriate to measure the use of this car in hours driven rather than miles. Fortunately, this is a single owner car, which means there are probably plenty of documents that one could glean information from, if not through a conversation with the owner directly.
One thing is for sure, this piece of Porsche history is going to set somebody back a hefty sum, certainly north of a million dollars. Is it worth it? If the GT2 is a street legal car ready to go racing, then the GT2 Evo is a race car that is somehow legal for the street. So yes, it's worth it and then some.
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