Porsche 911 GT2
Powered by Porsche’s most powerful six-cylinder “boxer” production engine, the twin-turbocharged Porsche 911 GT2 has been generously modified for 2004 with new engine, chassis, suspension and brake tuning.
The result is a twin-turbocharged, rear-drive sports car with 477 horsepower (SAE), 472 lb.-ft. of torque, and standard features such as ABS 5.7 and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake discs.
The 911 GT2 comes equipped with special sport seats for the driver and passenger. Eliminating the rear seats is one of many ways in which the car’s weight is minimized to maximize performance. Other weight-saving measures include replacing the spare tire with a tire-repair kit and equipping the GT2 with lightweight ceramic composite brakes and rear-wheel drive instead of the all-wheel drive system used on the 911 Turbo.
In fact, the GT2 weighs in some 374 pounds lighter than the Turbo. Combining this lighter weight with an even more powerful engine enables the 2004 Porsche 911 GT2 to accelerate from a standing stop to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just four seconds on the way to a top test track speed of 198 mph (319 km/h).
Because the 911 GT2 is capable of extremely high racetrack speeds, Porsche refined the aerodynamic characteristics to produce greater downforce, even sacrificing a lower coefficient of drag (Cd). Design changes that set the 911 GT2 apart from the 911 Turbo also add function, including larger front air intakes and an additional air intake ahead of the front hood. In the rear, redesigned air intake scoops moved far to the outside reveal the greater need for cooling air. The 911 GT2 replaces the two-piece automatic-deploying spoiler of the 911 Turbo with a one-piece fixed-design wing.
Source: Porsche press