Porsche to drop all-wheel drive from the 911 GT2 but add more ponies

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche recently unveiled the 2014 911 GT3 with 475 horsepower and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is fine for those who don’t need more than 500 horsepower.

For those who do need over 500 ponies, though, Porsche has just the thing: the 911 GT2. Though it’s a lower number, it’s a more powerful car.

The GT2 will be based upon the 911 Turbo S and will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next year. Just like the Turbo S, the GT2 will have the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder boxer engine producing 552 horsepower. Again, just like the Turbo S, the GT2 will feature Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual clutch transmission. No manual will be offered.

Unlike the Turbo S, however, the 2014 911 GT2 will not have all-wheel drive but rather a standard rear-wheel drive setup. Cry if you want about the PDK-only setup but we recommend you rejoice a bit for the rear-drive layout, as much weight will be saved.

According to Autocar, the GT2 will be capable of 0-62 run in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph just in case your children are very, very late to their Mandarin Chinese lessons or insider trading lessons or whatever it is that extremely wealthy children do.

And if 552 horsepower still isn’t enough, Porsche is rumored to have an RS variant of the GT2 as well, which should push 620 ponies to the wheels. But that little demon isn’t expected until 2015.

Would you rather have the GT2 over the Turbo S it’s based upon? Tell us in the comments.


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