Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport
“993” was the company's internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and 1998. This was the final model of the air-cooled engine cars which are regarded by many as the last “real” Porsches.
Like the previous and current generation of the Porsche 911, there were several variants of the car manufactured, varying in body style, drive-trains, and technical specification. The ultimate model within the range has always been the GT2.
The GT2 is the racing version of the 911 model range. By the mid-1990s most of the sanctioning bodies of road racing had placed severe limitations, if not outright bans on the use of all-wheel drive systems. It was in this atmosphere that in order to take their turbo-engine 993 racing. Porsche created the RWD-only GT2. The deletion of the front drive-train also brought with it the benefit of significant weight savings to the competition car. To qualify the car for racing a limited number (57 in total) of street GT2s were created for homologation purposes, which are now highly prized and valued by Porsche 993 collectors.
Our car is one of only 20 GT2 Club Sports ever produced; the vehicle was acquired with the intention of running it in saloon car race events. It was sent to RS Tuning of Kirchhaslach Germany, one of Europe’s leading Porsche race preparation specialists whom brought the flat six bi-turbo’ s power output up to 540bhp. The GT2 subsequently raced from the late 90s until 2003/2004.
The previous owner then decided to return the car to road going specification: At this point the engine was rebuilt by a renowned Porsche specialist who maintained the RS Tuning 540 bhp set-up and also completed a transmission restoration, and mechanical works were completed in 2005/2006. The bodywork was stripped bare and the vehicle was repainted in its original GP White. All the racing specification body parts were replaced by the original road version elements with the exception of the doors and the bonnet which have remained in Kevlar-Carbon fibre.
One of only 20 GT2 Club Sports Produced by Porsche AG
Source: Hexagon Classics Press