This Porsche 993 GT2 is the Last of the Great Air-Cooled Turbocharged 911s – Photo Gallery

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Ask any Porschephile what is the greatest force-fed 911 of all time and chances are you'll be replied with 930 Turbo, the original. But some enthusiasts of the breed will answer 993 GT2, the most extreme third-gen Nine-Eleven and the focal point of this story.
Younger readers may remember that the 911 Turbo (993) appeared on the box art for Need for Speed: High Stakes. If your memory serves you well, this bad boy resembled a Porsche 911 GT2 (993) when fully upgraded with all the bells and whistles in the Playstation 1 release of the popular NFS game.

Penned by renowned British automotive designer Toni Hatter, the 993 retained the body shell architecture of the 964 and previous 911s but added more flared wheelarches and an enlarged retractable rear wing for extra visual drama. You could even say that the design was purist by 1990s sportscar standards.

But then the 993 GT2 came along with its extreme aesthetic add-ons. Slated to go at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island auction for an estimated $950,000 to $1,250,000, this silvery 993 GT2 is one of 57 road-going 993 GT2s ever built. With roughly 36,000 kilometers (22,370 miles) from when it was new back in 1996, this particular machine from Stuttgart is also one of the best preserved examples of its species.

With 430 BHP sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual from its rear-mounted twin KKK turbocharged 3.6-liter air-cooled boxer engine, this 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 is as hardcore as classic 911 ownership comes. For a more detailed description of this car's history, head on over to G&C's listing of the German brute.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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