Bonhams : 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Club SportVIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151

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1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Club Sport

Sold for US$ 1,105,000 inc. premium
1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Club Sport
VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151

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

* One of just 20 "Club Sport" GT2 Examples
*The pinnacle of street legal, air-cooled Porsche's
*German market vehicle equipped with Air Conditioning and Power Windows
*Accompanied with Porsche COA, Service Records, and Tools


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

Penned by Porsche's brilliant design team of Michael Maurer, Pinky Lai and Harm Lagaay, the Type 993 GT2 Turbo was king of the hill in its day. About 57 examples were said to have been built for road use, and among that small group was an even more exclusive fraternity: 20 uprated "Clubsport" versions. These too appropriated the body shell of actual GT2 racing cars with more power than standard, but retaining, as noted above, some comfort options added to make road driving palatable.

According to its factory-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning Clubsport variant was completed January 17, 1996, departing the factory wearing P5 Grand Prix White, an understated color best lent as a calming hue for very fast cars that were going to be driven on the street. It was equipped for the West German market, with an extensive number of options which included the OBD II diagnostic system, power steering, a 40/60% locking differential, a graduated green-tinted windshield, a higher-output battery, racing safety equipment that included a body-color-painted roll cage and Nomex-covered Kevlar racing bucket seats, Schroth competition harnesses, a radio-delete package, Michelin tires, and a handsome Momo 930S-styled leather-wrapped steering wheel with painted center crest. Because its first owner apparently expected to put this car into occasional street usage, he asked that an air-conditioning system be installed, along with fog lights and an anti-theft system. Befitting such a competition-flavored machine, the car's interior was almost entirely stripped of weighty and unnecessary items. However, while the standard 911 door cards were replaced with light-weight RS-style components, electric windows were included. Beneath the front trunk lid can be found a multi-piece light-alloy strut brace.

After delivery, this Clubsport was exported to Japan, where a devoted community of Porsche enthusiasts has an affinity for exotic automobiles with left-hand controls. During its early life, an entertainment system was installed.

Documents accompanying this automobile show that it enjoyed regular maintenance, including visits to the Japanese Porsche distributor MIZWA Limited in Tokyo and several other establishments. A MIZWA label in the engine bay shows a service visit on November 10, 2009 when the car had been driven just 21,261 kilometers, and included invoices show the car was more recently serviced at about 39,000 km, just prior to its shipment to the United States for re-sale. A repair order dated 8-22-2016 shows a four-wheel suspension re-alignment.

This Clubsport, which shows 39,529 km as of catalogging, presents virtually as new, and is supplied with its original collapsible spare tire and a partial tool roll. With its thundering otherworldly performance, projector headlamps, aggressive front air splitter, large bi-plane rear wing, huge wheels beneath wide bolt-on flares, and simple "911 GT" engine cover badging, the 993 GT2 Clubsport remains an over-the-top statement more than two decades after it was built. It issues a fair warning to the unwary: "Don't mess with me!" This potent and exciting example would be a fitting capstone to any collection of fine Porsches.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note due to California emissions laws, this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer and title will be in transit. Also note, this vehicle will be supplied with additional factory GT2 parts and will be sent to the new owner. It should also be noted that the vehicle 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 vehicle achieves 25 years of age in 2021.
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<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
<b>1996 Porsche  911 GT2 Club Sport</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151
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