Porsche undecided on new 911 GT2 [w/poll]
So far with the new 991, Porsche has only released a GT3 version. Sure, there have been other models, but they're all decidedly more luxurious and less performance-focused. And as impressive a machine as the new GT3 is, it has run the risk of alienating some of its most ardent fanatics with technological interference in the form of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and four-wheel steering. So what those purists have really been looking forward to is a more hardcore GT3 RS or new GT2. But those may not be coming so quickly.
Speaking with 911 project chief August Achleitner, Car and Driver reports that a new GT2 is anything but a foregone conclusion. The reasons may be partially political, but could be technical in nature as well: with 560 horsepower driving all four wheels, the new 911 Turbo S runs the 0-60 in less than three seconds. Give it more power but less traction, as Porsche has done with past GT2s, and you may not end up seeing an actual improvement in performance. A GT2 that's slower than the Turbo S would be difficult to explain.
Achleitner did suggest that there may be some substance to "rumors about a GT3 RS or something like this," but that "to write today that there will be a GT2 in the future would not be correct." So while there might be a more hardcore 911 on the horizon, it remains to be seen what form it will take: turbo or naturally aspirated, manual or dual-clutch, all-wheel drive or rear. All we can say at this point is that we're looking forward to finding out.
|Of course they should!||1 (20.0%)|
|Only if they can make it faster than the Turbo S.||1 (20.0%)|
|I'd rather have a hard-core, naturally aspirated 911 GT3 RS.||1 (20.0%)|
|It's enough with all the 911s already.||1 (20.0%)|
|Beats the heck out of me.||1 (20.0%)|
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