• Apr 9th 2008 at 3:28PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the SpeedART BTR-XS 650.

The Porsche 997 GT2 is the undoubtedly the king of the 911s, but the crew at SpeedART has decided to add a few more jewels onto the GT2's crown. Beginning with the overly competent twin-turbocharged flat-six, the German tuning haus modified the stock snails, replaced the headers, fitted a new exhaust with freer flowing cats, installed larger intercoolers and tuned it all with a Motronic ECU. Output is now up to 650 hp and 634 lb.-ft. of torque, propelling the BTR-XS 650 to 60 in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 216 mph.

In addition to the extensive work underhood, the modified GT2 gets coilovers fitted at all four corners and custom wheels, while inside, customers willing to plunk down the €27,500 can choose from an endless catalog of interior bits, including sports seats, a new steering wheel and acres of Alcantara.


[Source: SpeedART via Motor Authority]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Friends don't let friends put white wheels on black cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      way to ruin the car by adding on some ugly wheels. Those white ones are just horrible. Im glad they didnt show the interior cause im afraid they would have ruined the car even more for me.

      I wonder how much faster this will be over the stock GT2?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I never have understood the attraction to white rims!
        Give me gunmetal or black rims. I'd even take a set of gaudy chrome spinners over those nasty white BBS styled ones!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I never have understood the attraction to white rims!
        Give me gunmetal or black rims. I'd even take a set of gaudy chrome spinners over those nasty white BBS styled ones!
      • 7 Years Ago
      but yea i gotta agree, the white rims are terrible. The black ones are sweet tho.
      • 7 Years Ago
      who cares if they made it faster? and i dont know what u guys are talking about but that car looks awesome. You guys must be blind or something...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, it is such an original idea to take a great car and just screw on a bunch of aftermarket components, snap on some ghetto-style rims, add some meaningless number to the name and call it yours.
      Autoblog, just because it has to do with GT2, you have to post it??? What about all those "ricers" out there with their Civics and whatnot?
        • 7 Years Ago
        My knee-jerk reaction was to disagree with you - I'm a Porsche guy - but I think you're exactly right.

        This "tuning haus" followed cookbook-style directions for further boosting a forced-induction car, bolted on some purely cosmetic parts, and issued a press release. There's nothing special here but for the donor car's status as a fancy new 911.
        • 7 Years Ago
        + 1 to all three comments. Not to mention they want you to part with more than $50k for an additional 14mph top end and 2/10ths of a second. Not only ugly, but not worth it.

        Motortrend called the GT2 the finest Porsche road car ever! http://993c4s.com/?p=176

        No need to mess with perfection!
        • 7 Years Ago
        There was a post a while back of a gt-r with a big wing on the back
      • 7 Years Ago
      The white rims suck, but if you take it to the track they'll be black in no time.
        • 7 Years Ago
        PCCB : no brakedust ...
          • 7 Years Ago
          The rotors (which are PCCB) don't produce the brake dust, the pads do. The special metallic brake pads still wear and do produce dust.
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