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2017 Porsche 911 GT2 Spied in Winter Testing with No Camo

Porsche engineers have been spotted while testing the GT2 version of the current 911.
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Our friends at CarPix have provided us with the first spy shots of the prototype of the 991 generation of the Porsche 911 GT2. The car did not feature any camouflage, and we expect it to come to market next year.

You can tell that there’s something different with this prototype just by looking at the oversized exhaust pipes.

The model is based on the 911 Turbo with the optional aerodynamic kit, but it stands out with its black hood and massive exhaust pipes. Usually, Porsche’s 911 Turbo has four square exhaust tips, but this prototype has two pairs of round tips for the exhaust.

Which means that the engineers had to make some space for the new exhaust system, so the rear bumper has been cut to accommodate the new parts.

Since these are the first spy shots of the mule, we expect Porsche to test more prototypes of this car in the coming months. Those should feature more aerodynamic elements. The GT2 version of the 991 generation of the Porsche 911 is expected to receive a big rear wing, along with an enhanced front spoiler.

The previous 911 GT2 was based on the 997 generation of Porsche’s famous sports car. Until the 911’s facelift, this version of the model was not under discussion. For now, it is unclear whether the 2017 911 GT2 will be available with a manual gearbox as well, but the lightning-fast PDK twin-clutch gearbox is expected to be available with this version.

Since Porsche did launch a manual-equipped performance version of the 911 under the R name, there’s still a chance the turbocharged 911 GT2 will get this option. Even if Porsche fanatics already know this, it is worth mentioning that the prototype in the images is a rear-wheel drive model.

We expect the turbocharged flat-six engine of this car to deliver something close to 700 HP. We will know more once this version of the 911 comes closer to production.

 
 
 
 
 

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