Lot 252


1996 Porsche 911 GT2


€1,300,000 EUR | Asking

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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  • The last in the line of great air-cooled, turbocharged 911 models, and the hand-built “holy grail” of Porsche’s 993 generation
  • Competition-spec 911 could be an ideal track companion for its next owner
  • Powered by a Type M64/81 engine paired with twin-KKK turbochargers for 450 brake horsepower output
  • Finished in vibrant Speed Yellow over a parred-back interior, framed by a single Recaro race seat and roll cage
  • Remarkable barely used condition with just 48 kilometres on its odometer
  • Delivered new to Germany and later taken to the United States

Porsche’s on-track success with the four-wheel-drive 961—alongside Audi’s rally wins with the quattro and the later track success of the Nissan Skyline—led to all-wheel drive being banned by most sanctioning motorsport bodies by the mid-1990s. This presented a problem for Porsche, whose Turbo was driven by all four wheels; the solution was the rear-wheel-drive GT2.

The 911 GT2 took the top-of-the-line 993-generation 911 Turbo to new heights. Eliminating the front-wheel-drive system, rear seats, power-adjustable front seats, and various other items trimmed some 225 kilograms from the GT2’s kerb weight, while, in racing form, the M64/60R engine, with its twin-intercooled KKK turbochargers, developed 480 brake horsepower; the street version dialled that back a bit to 450. All this energy was fed to the rear wheels through a new six-speed transaxle and an asymmetrical 40/60 limited-slip differential.

The GT2’s bodywork included aluminium doors and front bonnet lid, as well as a very aggressive aero package, with a front air splitter with up-turned canards and a huge bi-plane rear-deck-mounted wing incorporating air ducts that fed the intercoolers. Special 18-inch multi-piece “Speedline for Porsche” alloy wheels with aluminium outer rims and magnesium centres filled the bolt-on fibreglass wheel arches.

The result was utterly stunning performance, including a 0–96 km/h sprint in less than four seconds and a top speed exceeding 300 km/h. The new GT2’s power-assisted four-wheel carbon fibre/ceramic disc brakes were up to the task of hauling the car to a halt without fade. This special group of cars was specially hand-prepared by Roland Kussmaul’s Race-Sports Department and assigned the name 911 GT, while the track versions were labelled GT2. After 1997, both versions carried the GT2 name.

This car wears the vibrant Speed Yellow paintwork with which it left the factory in April 1995. The Porsche is believed to have been delivered new to its native Germany, with the invoice of its first owner dated July 1995. Inside the 911, the interior is suitably spartan to live up to the race-ready GT2 badge. A yellow roll cage wraps the minimalist cabin, which is appointed with a single Recaro race seat. The Porsche was later taken to the United States. The car has been used extremely sparingly throughout its life, with the odometer reading just 48 kilometres at the time of cataloguing.

This sensational Porsche is simply unmissable in more ways than one. Its Speed Yellow finish will make the 911 stand out wherever it is taken, while its low mileage makes this an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a remarkable car that set a benchmark in Porsche performance.