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 |  Jan 17 2014, 3:25 PM

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The future of the Porsche 911 GT2 model is in doubt, according to August Achleitner, the man in charge of Porsche’s 911 program.

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 |  May 26 2012, 9:00 AM

Widely regarded as the last generation of “real” Porsches, the 993 was sold between 1993 and 1998 and was the final model of the air-cooled engine 911 model.

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 |  Jul 12 2011, 9:00 AM

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Want to own a piece of Porsche history? Now you can. The record setting Porsche GT2 RS that was piloted by Jeff Zwart at Pikes Peak is currently for sale at Champion Motorsport in sunny South Florida. Champion’s Porsche dealership, the largest Porsche dealership year after year, currently has the GT2 RS sitting in their showroom looking for a new owner.

Earlier this week, Porsche released a video of Zwart’s record setting run up Pikes Peak after driving 1,132 miles from California. The GT2 RS mostly has interior modifications, being a race car and all, and currently sports only a driver’s seat, OMP steering wheel and safety cage. Hopefully whoever purchases it will preserve it as a race car rather than letting it sit in the garage as some sort of collectible.

GALLERY: Pikes Peak Porsche GT2 RS

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[Source: 9 Magazine]

And in case you missed it, watch the video of the Pikes Peak run after the jump:

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 |  Dec 05 2010, 5:35 PM

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As if Porsche‘s GT2 wasn’t potent enough from the factory, the masterminds at Wimmer RS have taken the factory 620-hp to a fun-filled 703-hp, with 597 ft-lbs of torque to boot. The horsepower boost comes thanks to a new pair of optimized turbochargers, an air intake adjustment, tuning of the throttle valve, a new sport air filter and new exhaust system.

Even more impressive are some of the other numbers Wimmer RS decided to share with the public. Their GT2 RS is reportedly capable of a 0-62 mph time of around 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 221 mph.

We’re pretty sure this is the first example of a modified Porsche GT2 RS, but we can guarantee it most certainly won’t be the last.

GALLERY: Wimmer RS Porsche GT2 RS

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 |  May 04 2010, 7:13 AM

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Porsche’s mid-cycle update for its flagship GT2 model appears to be more than just a slight upgrade. According to a forum member at TeamSpeed.com, the car was recently unveiled at a VIP event in Leipzig. It’s not just any GT2, however, but the GT2 RS – an ultra hard-core model weighing 198 lbs less than the current GT2. Power is also up considerably to 620-hp, enough for a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds.

The source, who was presumably either at the event or knows someone who is, provided a single photo of the exotic sports car (above) and mentions that the GT2 RS has a rumored Nürburgring Lap Time of 7.22 – the same as the Dodge Viper ACR. (We’d be seriously impressed if anything without a ridiculous spoiler or massive front splitter could match the ACR).

Just 300 GT2 RS models will be built, with official details expected on May 14th.

[Source: TeamSpeed]