2002 Porsche 996 GT2
Porsche’s 993 generation was the swan song for Porsche’s revered, and storied, air-cooled era, and simultaneously igniting a contemporary legend, the GT2. The 993 GT2 was a true road-going homologation version of the hair-raising, twin-turbocharged monster GT2 racecar that was found battling out the FIA GT Championship across every inch of tarmac on the Mulsanne. Regrettably, despite the motorsport success, the hyper-limited 993 GT2 would remain forbidden fruit for discerning American enthusiasts.
The second generation Porsche GT2 was first introduced to America with the, then controversial, 996 generation of 911’s. Despite its controversy, the 996 heralded in the Mezger engine, and what is now considered a modern legend built on the back of extensive Le Mans DNA. The GT2 would be powered by a new Mezger engine in the form of the M96/70S, a turbocharged 3.6 liter flat-6 delivering a breathtaking 476HP and 398ft/lb of torque through a 6 speed manual gearbox, with power routed only to the rear wheels. Combined with a 220 pound weight savings diet over a standard Turbo, the GT2 was poised to set the world ablaze.
Journalists testing the 996 generation GT2 found the car to be viable and enjoyable throughout the course of standard everyday operations, such as visiting the shops or heading to work. Determined to leave no driver inattentive, the Weissach engineers set out to create a car that demanded the respect it deserved; and meet that goal, they did. Despite this docile appearance under mundane situations, the GT2 was highly capable when the envelope was pushed, with numerous reporters finding that, with the full expanse of a track, the GT2 showed to be serious yet cooperative. Motor Trend brilliantly summed up the GT2 best by noting, “it has no inherent bad habits, but will identify and exaggerate yours. The GT2 brings attitude to your driving that adds fun no matter how fast you're going.”
The Cultivated Collector’s 2002 Porsche GT2, chassis 696233, presents beautifully in its original coat of the rare Seal Grey, over black leather upholstery, and is protected by full body PPF. With consistent and recent servicing, 696233 shines as one of the finest of the breed, and is offered today with all documentation, tools, and manuals present. The ultimate Grand Tourer at heart, the GT2 will compete with the best-of-the-best on both the road, and race track, while steadfastly remaining a cornerstone of the discerning collector’s garage.