The future of the Porsche 911 GT2 model is in doubt, according to August Achleitner, the man in charge of Porsche’s 911 program.
Noticeably missing from the current generation of 911 models is a GT2 variant and Achleitner has admitted that “a decision has not been made,” and that “to write today that there will be a GT2 in the future would not be correct.”
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Internal politics are keeping the GT2 from getting the green light, though there are technical reasons as well. Achleitner elaborates by discussing about the current Turbo S model which produces 560 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. Considering the 997 GT2 is a full second slower to 60 mph to the Turbo S of the time, it’s understandable that Porsche doesn’t want to dilute its lineup with a GT2 offering just for tradition’s sake.
But not all hope is lost for a more powerful 991 this generation. Rumors on a more powerful GT3 RS are stirring that could sport a more powerful version of the brand’s 4.0-liter flat-six powrplant.
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[Source: Car and Driver]
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