The 993 was Porsche's last air-cooled generation of the 911. The next generation the - type 996 - Porsche decided to water cool their engines.
The 911 GT2 road car was built due to a homologation requirement for a rear-wheel drive version of the 993 Turbo. This was needed to be used in various racing series. The 993 GT2 was in simple terms a 911 Turbo, but with reduced equipment and rear wheel drive. The end result was a race-focused version of the already quick 993 Turbo. Removing the four wheel drive from the Turbo made the GT2 a better track car.
993 911 GT2 (image Michael Bath)
Only limited numbers were made making the 993 GT2 one of the rarest 911s today. The GT2 was equipped with the Turbo's air-cooled 3.6 litre flat six and made 430 horsepower but only to the rear wheels. To keep everything on track so to speak the aero need to be big!
GT2 Huge Aero (Image Michael Bath)
To keep it planted on the road the GT2 came equipped with massive front and rear spoilers, bolt-on wheel arch extensions and the fattest wheels. Yep, it looks very, very cool.
Today, the limited numbers produced, coupled with the air-cooled frenzy of recent years means the GT2 is out of reach for most. A stunning Riviera Blue example sold in 2016 for over £1,848,000 at auction. A result that was higher than expected and puts the 993 GT2 in another league.