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Sold for: £112,500
The GT2 was based on the 996 Turbo, utilising its new 3.6-litre twin-turbo engine, directly derived from Porsche’s GT1 race car, incorporating many parts that were tried and tested in long-distance racing, giving Porsche its double victory at Le Mans. The engine fitted to the GT2 (designation M96/70 S) utilised the newly introduced ‘Variocam Plus’ system but had 10% more power than the Turbo, which was achieved by fitting more potent turbochargers, a modified exhaust system and adapted engine electronics. The GT2 also made use of a race-derived gearbox, which was reworked and fitted with the lubrication system of the GT3 RS, plus the addition of a friction-plate limited-slip differential tuned to match the car’s ultra-stiff suspension which was 20mm lower than the Turbo to achieve a lowered centre of gravity. Coupled with aluminium monobloc ‘Turbo Design’ wheels, a larger 89-litre fuel tank, and completely new front panelling to reduce aerodynamic front-lift at high speeds and increase air intake, the GT2 really was a race-car for the road. Naturally, performance was electrifying with a 0-62mph time of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 195mph.
Supplied new by AFN, Reading and first registered on 13th November 2002 this GT2 had been specified in Basalt Black and black leather seats. Options included painted front and rear centre console, CDR-23 CD radio, Stainless entry panels and some Aluminium-look interior furnishings.
At the time of cataloguing the speedometer on this sparkling GT2 indicated just 8,492 miles and this is fully supported by a detailed history file including the original service book showing routine maintenance from Porsche main dealers, supporting invoices, the original Bill of Sale, and a number of old MOT Certificates. The most recent entry in the service book was ‘Major Maintenance’ at 7,967 miles carried out by Porsche Centre, West London. Pleasingly the spare keys are also present and sensibly the car is fitted with a ‘Tracker’ system.
Believed to be one of just 129 UK-supplied examples, this is a rare car and it's unusual to find a GT2 presented in such outstanding condition with low mileage and unquestionable provenance.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or email@example.com to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.