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Porsche Of The Day: 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo

Porsche responded to the reorganization of international GT racing with a series of homologation specials beginning with the naturally aspirated 911 RS and culminating in the GT2 Evo. The lightweight RS set the basic template, using a non-turbo air-cooled flat-6 punched out to 3.8L and rated at 300 bhp, bolt-on Turbo-style wheel-arch flares, larger brake discs clamped by 4-piston calipers and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars. More obviously equipped for the track, the RSR incorporated a full roll cage, a front strut brace, an adjustable tail spoiler, 6-point harnesses and a fire extinguisher.

Porsche Of The Day: 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo

Porsche needed something more extreme to race in GT1 events so it developed the 911 GT2 Evo. Designed to compete in FIA GT1, it incorporated a twin turbocharged 3.6L flat-6 engine rated at a full 600 hp and 490 ft lbs of torque. Porsche managed to get 600 horsepower and 491 pound-feet from the engine, making the GT2 EVO the most powerful 911 in history at the time. It was fast too, with sprint from 0 to 60 mph was over in about 3.3 seconds and top speed was rated at 187 mph. The GT2 Evo was short-lived though, with only 11 ever made, as Porsche decided to replace it with the purpose-built 911 GT1 in 1996.

Porsche Of The Day: 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
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