For sale: Harry Metcalfe’s Porsche 993 GT2 4-wheel drive
Credit: The Hairpin Company
“Hang on a moment”, you’ll be thinking, “no GT2 in the history of Porsche has ever come with 4 wheel drive”. And you’d be right. In fact, right from when the GT2 was first introduced - on the 993 model - the whole point was for it to be a 2-wheel drive, more edgy, hardcore version of the 4-wheel drive Turbo. So why on earth is this one sending drive to all 4 wheels?
The answer is really quite simple. For this glorious red Porsche you see here is not in fact a 993 GT2 - it’s a 993 Turbo that’s been turned into a GT2, while keeping the Turbo’s 4WD.
Once a suitable 993 Turbo was found for the project in 2011, it was time for the modifications to begin. One of the most alarming things to be done was to the body, which needed to be cut away in order to give the car wider arches. The moment an appropriate power tool comes into contact with the body of the car, if you don’t get it 100% right, you’ve completely tarnished a perfectly lovely 993 Turbo. Thankfully, the person in charge knew what they were doing.
The majority of the mechanical changes were undertook using Porsche factory components for the sake of originality, and were done by Porsche specialists S&N Automobilzentrum in Germany. Due to the proven scientific fact that more horsepower is always warranted, large hybrid turbos were fitted to bring power up to 520bhp - 90 more than the original GT2.
After the finished car came up for sale a few years ago, it was purchased by none other than Harry Metcalfe - the man responsible for creating EVO magazine. Harry has immortalised in video many wonderful experiences the car has given to him, which can be viewed on his excellent Harry’s Garage YouTube channel.
After taking ownership of the Porsche, Harry continued to authenticate the GT2 feel, fitting lightweight motorsport glass, colour-coded GT2 bucket seats, and removing some sound deadening. Harry has chosen to sell this car due to the arrival of his brand new Jaguar Project 8. While the price has not been disclosed by The Hairpin Company who’re selling it, it now offers another car enthusiast the chance to own this fantastic air-cooled supercar.
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