<b>1996 Porsche 911 GT2</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392194<br />Engine no. 61T04131
Lot 183
1996 Porsche 911 GT2
US$ 1,100,000 - 1,300,000
£ 860,000 - 1,000,000

Lot Details
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1996 Porsche 911 GT2
VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392194

Engine no. 61T04131

3,600cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Engine Management
430bhb at 5,750rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly original example of the ultra-rare, top-of-the-line 993 GT2
*Just 41,902 kilometers (26,036 miles) from new
*One of less than 200 examples produced, and only a handful painted Speed Yellow
*EPA and DOT Certified for use in the USA
*Offered with owner's manuals, Porsche COA and service records


THE PORSCHE 911 GT2

The Porsche 911 GT2 was produced in a very limited production run between 1995-96 and took the flagship 993 Turbo to a new level, while reverting from the 959-derived 4-wheel-drive to a traditional rear-wheel-drive configuration. By eliminating the front-wheel-drive system, rear seats, power-adjustable front seats, and various other items, over 500 pounds was trimmed from the GT2's curb weight, while in racing form, the M64/60R engine with its twin intercooled turbochargers developed 480 horsepower; the street version dialed that back just a whisker, to 430bhp, along with a massive 457 foot-pounds of torque. This equated to only 6.6 pounds per horsepower, a figure that actually surpassed the fabled 959. All this power was fed to the rear wheels through a new six-speed transaxle and an asymmetrical 40/60 limited-slip differential (ABD).

The GT2's performance-oriented bodywork featured lightweight aluminum doors, front trunk lid, and a very aggressive spoiler package, with a front air splitter including up-turned canards and a huge bi-plane rear-deck-mounted wing incorporating air ducts that fed the intercoolers. Model-specific 18-inch multi-piece Speedline alloy wheels with aluminum outer rims and magnesium centers filled the wide bolt-on fiberglass wheel arches. The GT2-cocktail made for utterly stunning performance, including a 0–60 mph sprint in less than four seconds, and a top speed of nearly 190 mph.

The 993 GT2 was really conceived to meet homologation rules so Porsche could campaign the cars on tracks around the world such as the Le Mans 24 Hours, Sebring and Daytona events. Therefore, Porsche had to construct and sell at least 200 examples. The GT2 immediately proved itself to be extremely competitive on the racetrack. One early example enjoyed high podium finishes at the Sebring 12 Hours in both 1995 and 1996, as well as at Watkins Glen and Daytona. In the hands of expert drivers, the GT2 was indeed a very efficient racing machine. The street versions were equally brilliant performers, but many owners specified various comfort options, and as a result, the GT2 was the most expensive model within the 993 line-up. Today the model is regarded as one of the most collectible modern-era Porsche supercars ever produced.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is one of the ultra-rare, top-of-the-line 993 GT2 Porsches. These high-performance, lightweight racing cars for the road set records and podium finishes at the most prominent racing events in the era - and still to this day - while the less than 200 road going homologation versions would outperform the most exotic cars on the road. This excellent example was completed at Porsche's racing and custom order department in June of 1996 just as it appears today, with the exterior finished in striking Speed Yellow (code X4) paint, and the stripped-down, racing derived interior in black with color-coded Speed Yellow bucket seats. The option list included air conditioning, reduced radio preparation, green tinted windshield, high-amperage battery and Michelin tires.

The new GT2 was delivered to a Japanese customer via Mizwa Motors, the legendary Porsche agency and importer for Japan at the time. The Speed Yellow Porsche is believed to have been kept with a single owner in Japan for many years and stored in his private collection of more than 50 sports and competition cars. The car would remain in Japan until 2016, before coming the UK, and then Texas, USA later that year. While in the current owner's possession, the Porsche completed EPA and DOT testing, while service and maintenance work was performed as needed. The car has been thoroughly detailed, and cosmetic imperfections attended to.

Today this rare homologation special presents in highly original and very well-kept condition throughout. The Speed Yellow paint remains largely original, and it is believed that this is one of just a handful 993 GT2s which were painted in this color from the factory, as some 85% of the limited production run was painted white. The interior remains original, showing just light signs of use, and perfectly matches the car's odometer reading of just 41,902 kilometers (26,036 miles) at the time of cataloging. The GT2 retains its original, matching-numbers engine and drivetrain, as well as its lights and lenses. The wide Speedline aluminum and magnesium wheels presents beautifully and are also believed to be original to the car.

Exceedingly rare, extremely fast and ultra-desirable, these air-cooled 993 GT2s have fully evolved to true collector car status and will surely continue to be appreciated as they season further. This spectacular example is offered with a history file including its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, EPA and DOT paperwork, maintenance and service receipts, as well as owner's manuals, spare wheel with inflator pump and jack.

It should be noted that the car was imported under show and display laws, as the vehicle was originally not intended to be sold in the U.S. market. While this makes the car an exceedingly rare sight on the road stateside, new owners will have to apply and be granted Show and Display Status with the NHTSA. This is subject to change once the car hits its quarter century in 2021. The car is offered on a Texas title.
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