July 17, 2007

Porsche to unveil new 911 GT2 at Frankfurt Motor Show

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has announced it will reveal its most powerful production 911 ever, the 911 GT2, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Based on the current 911 Turbo, the GT2 produces 530 horsepower.

The GT2’s engine is based on the 911’s 3.6-litre six-cylinder boxer engine, but uses two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, and produces a 50 hp increase over the previous 911 GT2. Acceleration is zero to 96 k/h in 3.6 seconds, with a top track speed of 328 km/h; the GT2 is rear-wheel drive and uses a manual six-speed gearbox.

The company says that the GT2’s expansion intake manifold, which uses oscillating air in the intake during the cooler expansion phase, lowers the temperature of the fuel/air mixture, with fuel consumption down by as much as 15 per cent under full load. Other features include a titanium muffler and tailpipes, composite carbon fibre/ceramic compound brakes, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels. It is scheduled for sale in North America in early 2008, at a U.S. price of $191,700.

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