The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186
Lot 254N
The property of Thor Hushovd
2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé
Sold for £320,700 (US$ 418,076) inc. premium

Lot Details
The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186 The property of Thor Hushovd,2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186
The property of Thor Hushovd
2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupé
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZBS776186
*Rare high-performance 911 variant
*Delivered new in Germany
*Believed two private owners from new
*Full Porsche service history
*Circa 8,900 kilometres from new

Footnotes

  • Intended primarily for racing, though still road legal, the Porsche 911 GT2 can trace its ancestry all the way back through a succession of high-performance models to the legendary 911 Carrera RS of 1973. The car takes its name from the FIA's GT2 category of production sports car racing, for which it was homologated, and has been produced in a variety of versions since its introduction in 1993 on the Type 993 iteration of the perennial 911.

    The GT2 was based on the contemporary 911 Turbo, using essentially the same twin-turbocharged engine. In the GT2, the 3.6-litre air-cooled flat-six produced around 414bhp initially, which was good enough for a top speed of 301km/h (187mph). To make the GT2 fit for track use, the brakes, suspension, and wheels were up-rated to cope with the substantial increase in performance, while aerodynamic downforce was enhanced by a larger front air dam and a rear spoiler. Of rear-wheel drive configuration, the GT2 was considerably lighter than the Turbo, many of the interior fittings having been deleted, and was the most expensive model in the 911 range. In its original Type 993 incarnation, the Porsche 911 GT2 was produced up to 1998.

    Although the successor Type 996 range had arrived in 1999, it was not until 2002 that a GT2 version of this new model became available, by which time Porsche's motor sports programme had switched to the normally aspirated GT3. Thus the Type 996 GT2 was developed primarily as a road car, albeit one that retained its track-orientated predecessor's characteristically aggressive-looking bodywork. Motive power was still provided by a 3.6-litre twin-turbo engine, though now it was water-cooled. Maximum power was around 455bhp (later 476bhp), which was transmitted to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

    GT2 production had always lagged behind that of the less exotic models in the 911 range, and so it was that the Type 997 version did not appear until 2007, some three years after the first such models had gone on sale. This new GT2 was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with cars arriving at dealerships in November 2007. Once again, the GT2's appearance differed from that of its 997 Turbo sister car, with further aerodynamic enhancements front and rear.

    The Type 997 GT2's engine was based on the existing 3.6-litre unit, though its twin turbochargers were now of the 'variable geometry' type, designed to provide optimum boost and throttle response at all engine speeds. With this new technology came a useful increase in power, the Type 997 GT2 having all of 522bhp and 501lb/ft of torque at its disposal, the latter available from as low as 2,200 revs. In 2008, Motor Trend magazine achieved a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds and a standing quarter-mile of 11.3 seconds with 'their' GT2, while the latter's claimed top speed of 204mph made it one of only a tiny handful of Porsche road cars capable of exceeding 200mph.

    And if that was still not enough, customers with even deeper pockets could order the GT2 RS. Conceived as a special project and announced in May 2010, the RS developed 612bhp and 516lb/ft of torque while weighing 150lb (70kg) less than the standard GT2. The engineering team's aim had been to set a new record for the Nürburgring's challenging Nordschleife circuit, which Porsche test-driver Timo Kluck duly achieved.

    This GT2 RS belongs to Thor Hushovd, Norway's most successful racing cyclist. Mainly known as a time-trial specialist and sprinter, Hushovd is the first Norwegian to have led the Tour de France, pulling on the famous yellow jersey for the first time in 2006, while the previous year he had won the points classification's green jersey, a feat he would repeat in 2009. Hushovd is also the first Scandinavian to have won the World Road Race Championship (in 2010) and the Scandinavian with the highest number of stage wins in Grand Tours. He retired from racing in 2014.

    This car was delivered new in Germany via Porsche Zentrum Hannover and comes with the original purchase invoice and stamped service booklet. Finished in black with red/black LE leather interior, it is as well specified as one would expect of a model costing over €250,000 when delivered, as evidenced by the detailed equipment list on file. The latter is far too lengthy to reproduce here, but highlights include ceramic brakes (PCCB), top-tinted windscreen, black-lacquered wheels, adaptive sports seats, leather trim to the steering wheel and rear centre console, clear glass-look taillights, 19" GT2 RS wheels, and the Club Sports Package.

    Believed to be the second private owner, Thor bought the Porsche from DK Engineering in the UK in March 2015. New tires were fitted when Thor bought the car, and he has driven it for only some 1,500 kilometres since then. Serviced by RS Motors in December 2016 (bill on file), this exclusive and highly desirable Porsche supercar is offered with a Monégasque registration papers, sundry other service invoices, and the aforementioned Porsche documentation.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For Motor Cars a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000.

For Automobilia and Registrations Numbers the Buyer's Premium is 25% on the first £100,000 of the Hammer Price, 20% from £100,001 to £2,000,000 of the Hammer Price, and 12% on the balance thereafter.

VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
N NOVA declaration

If purchased by a UK resident, this machine is subject to a NOVA declaration, undertaken by Bonhams upon a successful sale, to facilitate the registration of the machine here in the UK.

Contacts
  1. Sholto Gilbertson
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5809
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
Similar Items