- The 997 GT2 (I​mage Porsche AG)

W​ant the craziest and best value 911? Then buy the mind-boggling 997 Porsche GT2

I​t may be 12 years old but do not overlook one of the original 'widowmakers' the 997 GT2

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O​nce it was the latest and sort after hardcore 997, that was in 2007. So how does the GT2 stand up today? Is it still a Porsche 911 that you have to buy?

W​hat makes the 997 GT2 exciting is that it brings together the ordinary turbo from the 911 with a GT3 chassis. Of course the turbo is not your standard fare, it has been slightly tinkered with by the team at Porsche. The uprated engine has been made more powerful than the base 997 Turbo’s. It now has 523bhp at 6500rpm and a constant 502lb ft between 2200-4500rpm. Not bad at all, even in 2019.

I​mage Porsche AG

I​mage Porsche AG

T​his power is stopped by the standard carbon ceramic brakes and, being a GT2, all the power is from the rear. The supplied 325/30 19in Michelin Pilot Cup tyres help keep the rear end and power in check. But just remember the GT2's nickname is the 'widowmaker' so try not to get too comfortable!

I​ guess the question is does in match the speed and performance of similar cars today? Well the GT2 according to Porsche will accelerate from zero to 62mph (100k/mh) in 3.7sec - fast enough? Oh, and it won't run out of power until it gets to a crazy 204mph (386k/mh).

T​he perfect drivers setup (Image Porsche AG)

T​he perfect drivers setup (Image Porsche AG)

S​o is the 997 GT2 a legitimate buying proposition in 2019. Well in one word, yes. Of course with any car over 10 years old undertake you necessary checks as things like ceramic brakes can be costly to replace. But the look, the feel and the power is comparable to most modern sportscars. Just don't forget that it is a 'widow maker'.

S​till perfect today (Image Porsche AG

S​till perfect today (Image Porsche AG

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Comments (7)

  • It’s an amazing car however over here it costs practically the same as a new GT3 or almost new GT3 RS, aren’t those better purchases?

      2 years ago
    • In Australia a very low mile example sold for just over $300K AUD ... cheaper than a 991.2 GT3 and a lot more collectible in the long term.

        2 years ago
    • Hmm where did you see this example sold?

      This is what’s currently listed and they’re far more than $300,000...

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        2 years ago
  • cc brakes can be swapped for steels with slots, great for tracking n a bit easier on the wallet. Definitely a solid ride

      2 years ago
    • Good point. The yellow calipers look good though 😉

        2 years ago
  • I'll take it!

      2 years ago
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