Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Porsche 911 GT2

This new Porsche 911 GT2 improved version was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. This is the most powerful Porsche produced till date for road use by Porsche AG. The striking new design with larger intakes give a new definition to the car. Although Porsche has been known for never changing its designs a little has been done to improve the car's look. The Porsche is based on a unique driving experience, the styling has stayed more or less unchanged for quite a while now.

This model comes with improved turbo performance, enabling the car to produce 50 more horsepower. The model comes exclusively with a 6 speed manual gear shift mechanism and rear wheel drive.

Engine And Performance:

The power unit is a 3.6 litre 6 cylinder, which comes from the 911 turbo. The air supply comes from two turbo chargers which features Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) for improved performance. The engine manages its maximum power output of 530 horsepower at 6,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 680 Nm which is maintained between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm.

This amazing power helps catapult the car from 0~100 km/h is 3.7 seconds and onto a topspeed of 329 km/h (204 mph). This extraordinary power comes from the improved turbo chargers and the amazing power to weight ratio of the car.

New Features:

This car comes with a unique system for the turbo chargers, the increased intake way keeps the fuel air mixture cooler as compared to a 911 turbo. This in turn means a significant increase takes place in the efficiency of the car, managing exceptionally good fuel consumption upto 22.6 mpg, even with the increase in the power of the engine.

Yet another feature fitted as standard is the electronically controlled PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management. The GT2 comes on 19-inch light-alloy wheels running at the front on 235/35 ZR 19, at the rear on 325/30 ZR 19 sports tyres.

The 911 GT2 offers new achievements also in terms of emission management and control. This is the first Porsche to feature a rear silencer and tailpipes made of titanium as standard equipment. This expensive material reduces weight by approximately 50 per cent versus a comparable component made of stainless steel to just 9 kg.

The car costs around 160,000 euros.

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