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From its 530 hp, low curb weight of 3,179lbs, and 204 mph top speed, the 2008 Porsche GT2 is a supercar in every sense of the word. Heck, even its €189,496 sticker places Porsche's most potent 911 in the land of the F430 and the Gallardo. Where the Ferrari and the Lamborghini can't match up against the GT2 is where it matters most, on the track. Not just any track, either. We're talking about the track by which all great sports cars are judged... the vaunted 'Ring. Porsche claims the new GT2 can lap the legendary 14-mile course in a mere 7:32, which is 10 seconds better than even the 599 GTB. That ridiculous lap time puts the GT2's average speed at over 110mph, which is just sick. Must be the Titanium exhaust. The 2008 Porsche GT2 is scheduled to appear in Frankfurt in September, and the newest 997 will hit European streets in November.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      One can not forget allot has to do with the driver. On a track as long as the ring small mistakes add up. Plus the notorious wet weather there can always play a role.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does this one have cup holders?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just live in the GT2.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm sure going to need cupholders to hold all the booze I will have to drink after selling my house to purchase this car
          • 7 Years Ago
          You can live in your car, you can't race your house.
          • 7 Years Ago
          You know what they say: You can live in your car but you can't race your house.
      • 7 Years Ago
      thing has a boatload of buttons around the nav system, that's all i see.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is utterly ridiculous and I love it! I know this comment isn't too education but damn, do I ever love Porsches.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Porsche, there is no substitute! Between this new missile, the GT3 and the Turbo, the performance of these cars cannot be matched. Ferrari and Lamboghini, go back to the drawing board.
      • 7 Years Ago
      7:32 is truly hauling ass. I can imagine any number of purchasers of this vehicle will try to achieve the same time only to wind up pasted against a guard rail in a ball of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, plastic, and human excrement excreted just before impact. I want a ride in this car with Walter Rohl at the wheel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How fast can these cars get? I keep thinking we must be approaching physical limitations of a car with a given size / weight, but then each year something better comes around.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that thing sounds fast! Can't wait till someone puts it in a game so i can drive it! lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordschleife_fastest_lap_times#Overall_.26_Official_Lap_Record:_Competition_.26_Qualifying_Milestones]According to Wikipedia[/url] the 997 GT3 was driven at 7:42

      10 seconds faster is on par with the CGT.
      The only thing faster are 'ultra light carts' like Radicals and Donkervoorts, ultra-exotics like the Zonda F, and Purpose built cars like the BMW M3-GTR.
        • 7 Years Ago
        NEVER trust those make-up-pedia times, ANYONE can put something up there and there are no source that you can track.

        Use this sit instead: http://www.fastestlaps.com/

        They have mods that make sure all the time are legit and came with a source and the name of the driver who is doing the driving.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Somebody's gotta have a video of that run. Since it's going to take an act of an extremely benevolent and fun-loving God for me to ever have one of them, I at least want to see the vid of that run!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have no problem beliving this time...7:32min is the level tuned 996 reached in 2001 (Gemballa GTR600 7:32,44min)
        Why should not a simiar powered lightweight semislick equipped stock Porsche 997 GT2 be able to run similar times?
        The CGT was running on road tires never tested on street legal semi slicks... with street legal semi slicks the CGT would drop pretty sure in the 7:20min..
        • 7 Years Ago
        > the number is just what Porsche says it 'should' do but
        > has not done

        That is their living room. You can be sure that they will not only have a fairly good idea what the car can do there but that they have done it. A lot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can see the typical buyer: some middle-aged guy in a mid-life crisis...

      I still want one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        well since the last gt2 didn't have traction/stability control it turned many mid life crisises into end of life crisises :) widowmaker
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice time!

      What did the Vette Z06 run?
        • 7 Years Ago
        7'42 for the C6 Z06
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