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Contents

The new 911 GT2 Drive

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Chassis

42

Safety

54

Comfort

66

Environment

80

Personalisation

84

Factory collection

96

Service

98

Summary

100

Technical data

102

Index

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The new 911 GT2 | The new 911 GT2

Always composed. Even in extremes. Engineering the new 911 GT2.

torque of 680 Nm is available

and efficiency have both been

for turbocharged engines. Another

from 2,200 to 4,500 rpm. At

improved, mainly through changes

improvement is the higher rate

5,500 rpm, it is still higher than

to the turbocharging system. The

of exhaust flow through the new

650 Nm. The benchmark sprint

flow-optimised turbines and com-

main silencer – now made from

to 100 km/h (62 mph) is com-

pressor units have been specially

ultra-lightweight titanium.

How do we know our limits?

The Porsche 911 GT2. The excep-

to road or track, straight or bend,

based on the current 911 Turbo.

pleted in 3.7 seconds. Maximum

adapted to the engine output and

Because we choose to

tion to the rule. Every new edition

comfort or sports performance.

Special features include VarioCam

speed is 329 km/h (204 mph).

offer a more effective turbochar-

The performance of the new

explore them.

has clearly exceeded everything

It means having the freedom to

Plus and twin turbochargers with

ging process.

911 GT2 instantly commands

that has gone before. Designing a

leave what you know and examine

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG,

For some, that number means

new 911 GT2 requires a new

new possibilities. The result: our

see page 28) enabling faster

little on paper – but it all becomes

In addition, the new model has

on the capability of the latest

approach to old ideas. It means

most powerful road-going 911.

response at lower engine speeds.

clear on the road. With a driving

an ‘expansion’ intake manifold

911 Turbo. Not only through

Together, they generate even

experience – and an engine sound

(see page 32) – a totally new tech-

refinement of existing features,

The new 911 GT2.

questioning convention, crossing

respect. Its flat-six engine builds

the limits, thinking beyond the

The source of that power is a

greater power: a mighty 390 kW

– that can only be conceived in

nology that is radically different

but also through some revolution-

norm. It means not being confined

3.6-litre flat-six boxer engine

(530 bhp) at 6,500 rpm. Maximum

the Porsche 911 GT2. Performance

to the existing induction principle

ary developments.

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The new 911 GT2 | The new 911 GT2

Drive is transmitted through a pre-

This active damping system offers

The one-piece 19-inch GT2 wheels

camber, toe angle and front/rear

The standard sport bucket seats

cision six-speed manual gearbox.

a wide range of benefits including

feature lightweight construction

anti-roll bars.

(see page 72) feature folding back-

Rear-wheel drive provides driving

greater performance and comfort.

and a road-approved sport tyre

dynamics that are similar to those

rests, integral thorax airbags and

as standard. With the dimension

Another race-proven technology

manual fore/aft adjustment. The

of a racing car. Another major

Porsche Stability Management

325/30 ZR 19 at the rear, they

is the standard Porsche Ceramic

backrest pivots are positioned

innovation is the use of Launch

(PSM, see page 50) is also premi-

even exceed that of the 911 Turbo

Composite Brake (PCCB, see

high in the side bolsters, providing

Assistant (see page 38) for the first

ered in the 911 GT2. For the first

and the 911 GT3 – by 20 mm.

page 58). The discs are made

optimum support, especially for

time ever in a road-going Porsche.

time, the integrated control systems

The special tread and compound

from specially treated carbon

the pelvis. This unprecedented

As the name suggests, the new

for lateral and longitudinal dynamics,

enable tremendous lateral acceler-

fibre and are approximately 50 %

design combines the lateral

system is designed to maximise

stability control (SC) and traction

ation and higher cornering speeds

lighter than comparable metal

support of a genuine racing seat

acceleration from a standing start.

control (TC) can be fully disabled

as well as precision handling

alternatives. The results: better

with the convenience of a folding

in two stages for a more natural

and turn-in characteristics on

brake performance, greater agility

backrest.

Among the new standard features

drive. This means the car can also

either road or racetrack. A range

and lower fuel consumption.

on the 911 GT2 is Porsche Active

be enjoyed to maximum effect on

of setup options is available for

Suspension Management (PASM).

the racetrack.

racing use, including ride height,

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The new 911 GT2 | The new 911 GT2

Aesthetically. Aerodynamically. Resistance is futile. Designing the new 911 GT2.

Power. Torque. Acceleration. All in

the engine and brakes. The large

downwards, thereby enhancing

plentiful supply. Nothing else can

air intakes enable a higher through-

balance and steering response.

match that energy – except the

put of air to the central radiator

car’s design. A single glance is all

and front brake units. The integral

it takes to realise that fact.

The most impressive view is also

being forced into the turbos,

engine compartment via cooling

the one that others will see most

there is less resistance from

slits at the rear.

of all: the rear. The fixed rear wing

the compressors and therefore

with integral lip spoiler ensures

less back-pressure in the

The combined effect of all these

optimum stability at speed.

exhaust, which means greater

aerodynamic modifications is a

engine performance.

drag coefficient of just 0.32 as

As the car accelerates and you’re

well as positive front and rear

pressed into your seat, air is

The engine cover, featuring

downforce. Behind the wheel,

The importance of air in the per-

forced through the intake openings

the GT2 logo, is made from

that means better grip, better

air outlet ahead of the front lid

formance of the 911 GT2 is also

on the rear wing uprights and into

lightweight glass-fibre reinforced

directional stability and excep-

makes a major contribution to front-

apparent from the large intake

the engine turbocharging system.

plastic (GRP). Twin titanium

tional handling characteristics.

The front-end aerodynamics have

end downforce. The airstream from

openings in the rear side panels

This ‘ram air’ effect has a key role

tailpipes are elegantly incorpor-

Technically and visually, the

been revised to compensate for the

the central radiator is channelled

which supply the intercooler units.

to play in the exceptional efficiency

ated within the rear apron design.

result is the same: a breathtaking

increased cooling requirements of

up over the car, forcing the front end

of the engine. Since air is already

Warm air is vented from the

driving machine.

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For some, the aim is high performance. For us, that’s merely the result.


The new 911 GT2 | Drive

speed range. Other important tech-

exchanger. Both of these systems

The benchmark sprint to 100 km/h

nologies include the revolutionary

are proven in competition use.

(62 mph) is completed in

new expansion intake manifold (see

3.7 seconds; 200 km/h (124 mph)

page 32) that employs a totally

The water-cooled flat-six twin-turbo

requires just 11.2 seconds.

new principle unlike anything ever

engine with four-valve technology

Maximum speed – if you really

featured on existing induction

in the rear of the new 911 GT2

want to put it to the test – is

systems and, finally, the new, light-

generates a mighty 390 kW

329 km/h (204 mph). Even more

weight titanium main silencer for

(530 bhp) from a 3.6-litre

impressive is the power-to-weight

less back-pressure in the exhaust.

displacement at 6,500 rpm.

ratio of 361 bhp per tonne and

Oil is evenly distributed under all

Maximum torque of 680 Nm is

147 bhp per litre. Fuel economy

load conditions (e.g., high-speed

achieved at low rpm and sustained

is also exceptional for a car

cornering) thanks to a dry-sump

across much of the engine

with such high performance.

lubrication system with external

speed range. It is available

tank. After passing through the

between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm

There is nothing ordinary about

engine, the oil is cooled by means

and the resulting acceleration is

the new 911 GT2 and it exceeds

of a dedicated oil-water heat

quite literally breathtaking.

even the highest expectations.

the specific power output of

In other words: everything you’d 3.6-litre twin-turbo boxer engine

expect from the most powerful

The greatest strength comes from within.

road-going 911.

Engine.

At Porsche, our aim is not to

on an engine that is already so

being the six-cylinder twin-turbo

increase power – except through

close to perfection? How did we

boxer unit with flow-optimised

increased efficiency. Which is

introduce even greater potential –

turbines featuring Variable Turbine

why we began with the 911 Turbo

and the character of a racing

Geometry (VTG, see page 28)

when developing an engine for

engine? The answer: by increasing

and larger compressors on the

the new 911 GT2. Its power is

efficiency.

intake side. Together with

combined with rear-wheel drive

VarioCam Plus (see page 26), they

for racing-car driving dynamics.

This was mainly achieved by four

boost performance while reducing

But how is it possible to improve

crucial components, one of these

emissions over the entire engine

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911 GT2: 680 Nm from 2,200 to 4,500 rpm, 390 kW (530 bhp) at 6,500 rpm

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1. Oil scavenge pump 2. Oil-pressure pump (obscured) 3. Engine oil reservoir

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(dry-sump lubrication) 4. Camshaft adjuster (VarioCam Plus)

3

5. Intake camshaft 6. Tappets with hydraulic valve

25

clearance adjustment 7. Valve springs

23

8. Valves 9. Nikasil-coated cylinder bore

22

10. Forged aluminium piston 11. Forged connecting rod 12. Crankshaft 12

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2

13. Camshaft drive chain 14. Camshaft drive chain

11

tensioner with guide rail 15. Single-spark ignition coil 10

16. Spark plug 17. Exhaust-gas turbocharger with

9

8

14

7

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

16 6 5

18. Main silencer (titanium) 13

19. Tailpipe (titanium) 4

20. Catalytic converter

18

15

21. Pressure pipe

1

22. Throttle valve (electronically actuated) 23. Expansion intake manifold

17

24. Air filter 20

19

25. Fluid reservoir for power-steering system

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crankshaft runs in eight main

lightweight alloy. Each cylinder

not only greater power and

of oil is returned directly to the

separate pumps driving the lubri-

bearings and is driven by forged

bank has two overhead camshafts

torque, but also better fuel

external reservoir. The flow is

cation system. The oil level can be

The six-cylinder twin-turbo boxer

connecting rods. For optimum

driving a set of four valves (two

economy and lower emissions.

driven by two scavenge pumps in

checked from inside the car via

engine is a compact unit offering

strength and durability, we’ve used

inlet and two exhaust) on each

each cylinder head and a further

the standard on-board computer.

excellent cylinder charging and

forged aluminium pistons running

individual cylinder. The valves are

two pumps in the crankcase. Gas

torque-curve characteristics

in Nikasil-coated aluminium liners

arranged in a ‘V’ formation and

as well as first-rate balance with

and cooled via individual oil-spray

have a highly efficient dual-spring

minimal vibration. The flat-six

jets. The results: lower frictional

closing action enabling higher

This racing technology uses a

design allows a low centre of

resistance and a lengthy service

engine speeds. Performance is

gravity with resulting advantages

life – even when subjected to

for traction and driving dynamics.

heavy use.

Lightweight design.

The alloy crankcase consists of

is removed from the returning

The new 911 GT2 is factory-filled

oil via a defoaming device in the

with Mobil 1 high-performance

reservoir. The oil is returned

fully synthetic oil. The exceptional

separate oil reservoir to ensure

to the lubrication points in the

properties of this premium-quality

enhanced with the aid of both

consistent oil pressures through-

engine by means of a dedicated

lubricant ensure reliable starting

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG –

out the engine, even during

oil-feed pump. With a further

even in the coldest conditions. It

see page 28) and VarioCam Plus

prolonged periods of lateral and

scavenge pump in each of the

also reduces wear and contributes

Dry-sump lubrication.

two main sections, each contain-

The cylinder heads are made

(variable valve timing and lift on

longitudinal loads. After passing

twin turbocharger units, the

to the long-term durability of the

ing one bank of cylinders. The

from an extremely heat-resistant

the inlet side). The benefits are

through the engine, every drop

911 GT2 has a total of nine

engine.

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second for high-performance use.

outer ring and a central shaft –

The system switches seamlessly

which can be locked together by

between the two as the driver

means of a pin. The system can

timing system on the inlet side

inputs change. All operations

then vary the valve lift by using

with fully integrated coolant manage-

which also features two-stage valve

are controlled by the engine

two large profile cams on the outer

ment. This technology ensures a

lift. The benefits it provides include

management system. The results:

ring or a smaller cam lobe on the

consistent flow of coolant to each

greater power and torque at all

emphatic acceleration and

central shaft. The timing of each

of the engine’s cylinders. Waste

engine speeds, as well as excellent

smoother running.

valve is steplessly controlled by

heat from the oil is transferred to

running characteristics, better fuel

the coolant via two oil/water heat

economy and fewer emissions.

Engine cooling.

VarioCam Plus.

The engine of the new 911 GT2

VarioCam Plus is a variable valve

features cross-flow water cooling

exchangers. The coolant is routed

means of an electro-hydraulic The two-stage lift mechanism

rotary vane adjuster at the head

on each inlet valve consists of an

of the corresponding camshaft.

through twin radiator modules

Essentially, VarioCam Plus makes

electro-hydraulically switchable

ahead of the front wheels and a

two engines out of one. The first is

tappet. Each of the 12 tappets con-

To improve responsiveness during

centrally placed unit in the nose.

geared for normal road driving, the

sists of two concentric parts – an

warm-up in cold weather, VarioCam Plus will select the higher valve lift setting and retard valve timing. VarioCam Plus

At medium revs and low engine loads, the lower valve lift setting

This results in copious torque

is activated and timing advanced in

and exceptional fuel economy,

order to reduce fuel consumption

particularly in comparison with

and emissions. The economy of

much larger engines offering

the engine is particularly enhanced

similar power output.

at lower engine speeds. For maximum power and torque, the higher lift setting is selected and the timing of the valves is advanced.

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Turbocharger with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

Breathe easy – when holding your breath. Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG).

exhaust pressures generate

turbine has a lower mass, it

Larger turbo units, which create

greater loads on the intake side,

responds more quickly to increas-

lower back-pressure at higher rpm,

the intake pressure must be

ing pressure, spinning up easily

take considerably longer to spin

carefully controlled in order to

to its optimum speed. The key

up under power due to the large

protect the engine. This ‘boost

disadvantage of using a smaller

cross-sectional area and relative

Porsche has a long and celebrated

On a conventional turbocharger,

also causes an increase in

pressure’ is limited using ‘waste-

turbo is that the back-pressure

inertia of the heavier turbine.

tradition of using turbocharged

the exhaust flow drives a turbine

temperature, the air must be

gate’ valves that bypass excess

generated at higher engine speeds

Generally, this type of turbo will

power on both road and track.

that is connected to a compressor

cooled in a device known as an

pressure around the turbine.

causes a significant reduction

only be effective in the medium

On the new 911 GT2, we’ve

on the intake side. By compressing

‘intercooler’. With more oxygen

in performance. Resistance is

rpm range. This phenomenon,

enhanced this technology with

the incoming air, the amount

present in each cylinder charge,

Another important factor in

caused by the smaller cross-

known as ‘turbo lag’, means there

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG).

of oxygen in a given volume is

more fuel can be burnt yielding

the system is the size of the

sectional area through which

is virtually no turbocharging

increased. Since compression

greater energy. Since higher

turbocharger. Since a smaller

the exhaust is required to flow.

effect at lower engine speeds.

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To overcome this problem, the

range. With 680 Nm available

twin water-cooled turbochargers

between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm,

on conventional turbocharged

on the new 911 GT2 feature

the resulting acceleration is

engines.

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG).

nothing less than phenomenal.

With this technology, the gas-flow

on the intake side as found

This delivers impressive

from the engine is channelled

When the boost pressure reaches

engine efficiency and lower

onto the turbines via electronically

its maximum value, the guide

fuel consumption.

adjustable guide vanes. By chang-

vanes are opened further. By

ing the vane angle, the system

varying the vane angle, it is

can replicate the geometry in all

possible to generate the required

types of turbo, large or small,

boost pressure at all engine

and thus achieve the optimum

speeds. As a result, there is no

gas-flow characteristics. The guide

need for excess pressure valves

Turbocharger guide vane adjuster

vanes are controlled by the engine management system. The result is a high turbine speed – and therefore higher boost pressure –

4

even at low engine rpm. With more air available, the combustion

5

is increased, yielding greater

8

power and torque.

6

1 1. Turbine casing 9

Special features on the new Guide vanes closed

911 GT2 include flow-optimised

Guide vanes closed

7

turbines and larger compressors

2. Movable guide vanes

2

3. Turbine wheel 4. Electric motor for guide

3

which generate a higher boost

vane adjustment

10

pressure. Maximum torque is

5. Guide vane adjuster

achieved at low rpm and sustained

6. Compressor casing

across much of the engine speed

7. Compressor wheel 8. Recirculation valve 9. Oil inlet Guide vanes open

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10. Coolant inlet

Guide vanes open

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The new 911 GT2 | Drive

Expansion intake manifold

development that is the polar

Unfortunately, compression not

As a result, the air is in the

from the turbochargers by

lower fuel consumption even under

opposite of the resonance

only increases air volume, it also

expansion phase as it enters the

approximately 0.2 bar. The result-

heavy loads and at high rpm.

More power than a 911 Turbo –

principle used on conventional

increases air temperature and this

combustion chambers. Since

ing increase in temperature –

from the same flat-six engine.

turbocharged engines.

has a negative effect on ignition.

expansion always cools, the

again through compression – is

A simple solution, but then that’s

air/fuel temperature is lower and

immediately offset by the uprated

often the way when you take

intercoolers.

a new approach to old ideas.

Expansion intake manifold.

No, it wasn’t easy, which is why it required yet another spectacular

A resonance manifold increases

Our new expansion manifold simply

ignition is significantly improved –

innovation from Porsche.

engine output by forcing add-

turns that principle around. The

thereby increasing performance.

itional air into the combustion

internal geometry is radically

The air intake manifold on the

chambers. To do this, the mani-

different from that on a resonance

Of course, the amount of air

air entering the combustion

new 911 GT2 employs a totally

fold is designed in such a way

intake system. Key modifications

that enters the engine under

chambers, we now have cooler

new principle unlike anything ever

that the air – which vibrates

include a longer distributor pipe,

expansion is less than it would

air generating more power and

featured on existing induction

due to the action of the valves –

with a smaller diameter, and

be under compression. To

torque. As a consequence,

systems. Our ‘expansion’ intake

is in a compression phase as it

shorter intake pipes.

compensate for this, we’ve simply

there is a major improvement in

manifold is a radical new

passes through the inlet ports.

increased the boost pressure

engine efficiency and therefore

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Instead of hot compressed

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The new 911 GT2 | Drive

Exhaust system

The twin titanium tailpipes are fully

of engine efficiency. Data supplied

The exhaust system on the new

are based on a range of variables,

integrated within the rear apron

by one pair of sensors enables

911 GT2 produces a warm, deep

including throttle position, engine

For the first time ever, the main

moulding. Large-diameter tubes

the engine management system

and bass-rich sound – even when

speed, boost pressure, coolant

The new 911 GT2 features static

silencer and tailpipes on the new

reduce back-pressure on the engine,

to perform separate adjustment

the engine is idling.

temperature and exhaust gas com-

high-voltage ignition technology.

911 GT2 are made from ultra-

thereby increasing performance.

of the air/fuel mix for each bank

position. The results are optimised

Separate coils on each of the

lightweight titanium. This reduces

The catalytic converters are close

of cylinders. A further pair of

combustion and fuel consumption.

plugs with platinum electrodes

the load across the rear axle,

to the engine, enabling faster

sensors*, one on each tract, is

thereby improving driving dynamics.

warm-up and therefore improving

used to monitor the efficiency of

A hot-film air mass sensor moni-

time. The role of distributor is

The exhaust leaves the engine

efficiency. When starting from

the respective catalytic converter.

Fuel is supplied to each of the six

tors the volume and density of the

performed by the engine manage-

through high-performance mani-

cold, the process is assisted by a

This facility enables much more

cylinders using a sequential fuel

incoming air to ensure the best

ment system, which controls the

folds into separate tracts for each

secondary air injection system.

accurate control of potentially

injection system. The timing of

possible air/fuel mix, regardless

individual spark plugs directly,

harmful emissions.

each injection and the volume

of weather and altitude.

for optimum performance and

Exhaust system.

of the two banks of cylinders. A system of ‘Lambda’ or oxygen

supplied to each bank of cylinders

clean the two streams before they

sensors in each of the exhausts

are controlled by the engine

converge in the main silencer unit.

provides continuous monitoring · 34 ·

* Not in markets with leaded fuel.

ensure perfect ignition every

Fuel system.

Twin three-way catalytic converters

Ignition system.

minimum fuel consumption.

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The new 911 GT2 | Drive

separately. If a risk is detected,

economy, emissions and per-

the individual ignition timing is

formance in all driving scenarios.

adjusted.

management system facilitates

Input data

Used to regulate/control

Engine speed (from crankshaft)

Ignition

Inlet camshaft phase angle

Fuel injection Throttle valve

optimum performance at all

One of the most important tasks

EU-compliant on-board diagnos-

Engine load

times. This high-precision ECU

performed by the engine manage-

tics (OBD) provides continuous

Pressure upstream from throttle

controls all engine-related func-

ment system is cylinder-specific

fault detection and early warning

tions and assemblies (see

knock control. By preventing pre-

on the exhaust and fuel supply

diagram), such as Variable Turbine

ignition at high engine speeds

systems. The benefits include

Geometry, VarioCam Plus and

and loads, this function can avert

active prevention of harmful

the electronic throttle, one of the

costly damage to the pistons and

emissions as well as consistent

Knock sensor signals

key prerequisites for the standard

cylinders. Since temperatures

rates of fuel consumption.

Porsche Stability Management

tend to vary across the engine,

(PSM). This produces various

each cylinder is monitored

Temperatures – coolant – air upstream from throttle – engine oil – air in engine compartment – ambient air

Throttle-valve angle Throttle-pedal position Oxygen sensor signals

Vehicle speed Air-conditioning settings Engine immobiliser status

Heating elements in oxygen sensors Fuel pump Fuel-tank venting

(ME7.8.1 control unit)

The Motronic ME7.8.1 engine

benefits, such as optimum

Digital engine electronics

Engine management system.

Electronic controller for Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Recirculation valve Secondary air injection Engine-bay fan Starter On-board diagnostics

Clutch pedal switch

Air-conditioning compressor

Ambient air pressure

Interface to instrument cluster

Exhaust-gas temperature

Radiator fans (front control unit via CAN)

Moment interface to Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

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VarioCam Plus – camshaft phase angle – valve lift control

CAN interface to transmission

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The new 911 GT2 | Drive

stationary, the fuel injection is

these features are essential for

modified to help the engine

durability in endurance racing

reach maximum output earlier. The

conditions.

boost pressure is significantly increased and the engine readied

Other standard features include

for a faster start.

a limited-slip differential with asymmetrical lock factor. Offering

Traction is maintained under

better traction and handling

acceleration with the aid of an all-

when exiting a corner, it applies a

new anti-slip regulation function.

higher proportion of drive torque

Wheel-spin is controlled via

to the loaded outer rear wheel.

the engine management system thereby avoiding unnecessary

The term ‘asymmetrical’ means

clutch wear. The drive is trans-

that one lock factor is applied

ferred directly from the rear axle

when cornering under power

to the road or racetrack.

(28 %), and another when braking for a corner (40 %).

The gearbox is combined with a cable linkage and dual-mass fly-

Maximum response to minimum effort. Transmission.

cluster, release the clutch as

wheel offering added comfort and

quickly as possible and maximum

precision. The close ratio spread

acceleration automatically ensues.

enables powerful acceleration within the optimum engine power

Normally on a turbocharged vehicle

band.

with manual gearbox, the boost The six-speed manual gearbox in

precise, enabling fast and

the system is designed to maxi-

pressure under acceleration from

Steel baulk rings on gears two to

the new 911 GT2 is specifically

accurate gearshifts.

mise acceleration from a standing

a standing start is relatively low.

five ensure a precise gearshift

start. To activate the function,

The turbo effect is delayed as

action even under extreme loads.

designed for the high engine performance. The individual ratios

Another major innovation is the

simply depress the clutch and

the engine gathers speed and the

are carefully matched to the spe-

use of Launch Assistant for the

accelerator pedals. When a boost

boost pressure starts to build. On

Cooling is provided by an add-

cific characteristics of the engine.

first time ever in a road-going

pressure of approximately 0.9 bar

the new 911 GT2, this initial delay

itional oil-to-water heat exchanger

The gear-lever throw is short and

Porsche. As the name suggests,

is displayed in the instrument

is reduced. While the car is still

and spray lubrication. Both of

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4 9

16 7

3

5 20

12

22 21

11

10

15

13 17

1 2 6 19

18 8 14 9

1. Bi-Xenon headlights

6. Coolant expansion tank

9. Intercoolers

13. Main silencer (titanium)

17. Generator

21. 6-speed manual gearbox 22. Sport bucket seat

2. Radiator module (left)

7. Air filter

10. Pressure pipe

14. Tailpipe (titanium)

18. PASM damper

3. Radiator module (centre)

8. Exhaust-gas turbocharger

11. Throttle valve

15. Oil filter

19. PCCB brake

16. Engine oil reservoir

20. Tandem brake booster

4. Radiator module (right)

with Variable Turbine

5. Coolant pipe

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Chassis

An extraordinary car with everyday capability.


The new 911 GT2 | Chassis

Front axle

Racetrack. Motorway. Wherever the road goes. Chassis.

Rear axle

The rear axle assembly consists

There is virtually no unwanted

see page 48). This variable

of subframe-mounted multi-link

movement between the suspen-

damper system offers two

suspension featuring LSA con-

sion and body, thanks to special

basic setup modes, ‘Normal’

struction (Light, Stable, Agile).

features such as metal bearings

and ‘Sport’.

This lightened design featuring

with ball joints on the front strut

The new 911 GT2 chassis is

Agile and responsive, it is stable

links. Each front wheel is precisely

an aluminium cross-member

mounts and rigid cross-members

designed for racecar-like perform-

and secure – particularly during

located, ensuring excellent

is an important factor in the

at the rear. This reduced elasticity

ance on every type of tarmac

cornering manoeuvres.

handling and directional stability

exceptional dynamics of the car.

and improved wheel location

from motorway to track. The car

in all road and track scenarios.

enable better handling and turn-in.

rides about 25 mm lower than the

The independent front suspension

Ride height, camber, toe angle

911 Carrera and its lightweight

with enhanced hub carriers

Brake spoiler elements provide

and anti-roll bar settings can

For the first time, the new 911 GT2

build has reduced overall weight

combines McPherson-type struts

efficient cooling for each of the

all be adapted to individual circuit

features standard Porsche Active

as well as the unsprung masses.

with longitudinal and transverse

front brake units.

characteristics, as befits a racing

Suspension Management (PASM,

Porsche. · 44 ·

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The new 911 GT2 | Chassis

Less weight. More road contact.

The contact patch of the 19-inch

Wheels.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM),

sport tyres is larger than that of

included as standard equipment,

comparable 18-inch tyres. They

provides early warning of tyre

offer greater traction under

pressure loss. The driver is

acceleration and braking, greater

informed via the on-board com-

The new 911 GT2 runs on one-

The resulting reduction in unsprung

and come with special sport tyres

precision in both handling and

puter display as well as a separate

piece 19-inch GT2 wheels with

masses improves driving dynamics

as standard.

manoeuvrability, as well as higher

indicator light. A tyre repair system

anti-theft protection and wheel

and performance. Thanks to the

cornering speeds on dry road

consisting of tyre sealant and

centre caps featuring the GT2

generous internal diameter of the

The wheel dimensions are

surfaces. In short: even greater

compressor with separate tyre

logo. The wheels are extremely

wheel, large brakes can be fitted

8.5J x 19 ET 53 with 235/35 ZR 19

driving pleasure. Note: increased

pressure gauge is also standard.

light for their size due to their

on the front axle. The wheels run

tyres (front) and 12J x 19 ET 51

risk of aquaplaning due to lower

special lightweight construction.

flush with the exterior of the car

with 325/30 ZR 19 tyres (rear).

tread profile.

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19-inch GT2 wheel


The new 911 GT2 | Chassis

Redefining ‘normal’. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

The new 911 GT2 is now equipped

Various sensors are used to

changes to a softer rating within

with Porsche Active Suspension

monitor the movement of the body

the ‘Sport’ setup range. This

Management (PASM) as standard.

during acceleration, braking and

adjustment enhances occupant

This active damping system offers

cornering manoeuvres, as well

comfort as well as traction and

continuous adjustment of individual

as on poor road surfaces. The

grip. When the road surface

damping forces based on current

PASM control unit then evaluates

improves, PASM automatically

road conditions and driving style.

this data and modifies the damping

reverts to the original, harder

force on each individual wheel in

rating.

The driver can choose from two

accordance with the selected

basic setup modes: ‘Normal’ and

mode. The results are a reduction

‘Sport’. ‘Normal’ mode is designed

in pitch and roll as well as con-

for general road driving and wet

sistent road contact on all four

circuit use. ‘Sport’ mode enables

wheels.

Rebound in ‘Normal’ mode – damper piston with bypass valve open

Rebound in ‘Sport’ mode – damper piston with bypass valve closed

Compression in ‘Normal’ mode – damper piston with bypass valve open

Compression in ‘Sport’ mode – damper piston with bypass valve closed

greater lateral acceleration and increases traction on the race-

If ‘Sport’ mode is selected using

track.

the PASM button identified by a damper symbol, the suspension is

In either mode, the system

set to a harder damper rating that

responds to changing loads by

is specially designed for perform-

automatically applying the optimum

ance driving. If the quality of the

rate on each individual damper

road surface falls below a certain

from a range of predefined options.

threshold, the system immediately

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The new 911 GT2 | Chassis

driving, traction control improves

‘SC+TC OFF’ switch, giving the

handling under acceleration on

driver full command of the

surfaces with inconsistent grip.

vehicle. Another unique feature

It also prevents the rear from

is the fact that stability control

‘stepping out’ if a wheel loses

remains disabled in stages 1 and

traction under full power. The

2 even when the ABS is required

trigger threshold is relatively high,

under braking. Specially develop-

which means it is rarely employed

ed for the new 911 GT2, this

in normal dry conditions.

revised system strategy means the car can also be enjoyed to

Among the unique features of

maximum effect on the racetrack.

PSM in the new 911 GT2 are the relatively high intervention

The anti-lock braking system

threshold on both control

(ABS 8.0) is integrated in PSM

systems – enabling a more

and remains active, irrespective

natural drive – and the

of which settings have been

two-stage disable function for

selected. ABS ensures a relatively

maximum driver control.

short braking distance and thus enhanced safety.

It’s good to know who’s in control. Porsche Stability Management (PSM).

moment. If the car begins to

Stage 1 disables the stability

oversteer or understeer, selective

control (SC) via the ‘SC OFF’

braking is applied on individual

switch in the centre console. In

wheels to restore control in critical

‘SC OFF’ mode, the control

driving scenarios.

system does not intervene if

Some things never change,

Stability Management (PSM).

uses a range of sensors to

including driver expectations of

In addition to ABS, the package

monitor the direction, speed,

Traction control (TC), with its

lateral direction, which means

a 911 GT2: sports-oriented

includes two automatic driver

yaw velocity (speed of rotation

integrated ABD (automatic brake

the throttle can be used to help

performance, a direct response

aids: stability control (SC) and

around the vertical axis) and

differential), ASR (anti-slip regula-

steer the car. Traction control

and impressive power.

traction control (TC).

lateral acceleration of the car.

tion) and EDC (engine drag-torque

(TC) is still active in this mode.

Using this information, it is

control) functions, is responsible

The new 911 GT2 has a specially

Stability control (SC), which is

possible to calculate the actual

for the longitudinal dynamics of the

Stage 2 disables the traction

adapted version of Porsche

responsible for lateral dynamics,

direction of travel at any given

car. Configured for sports-oriented

control as well via the separate

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the car goes off-course in the

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The new 911 GT2 | Chassis

Maximum precision, however powerful the performance. Steering.

feedback as well as the usual

The intermediate steering shaft is

agility. As the wheel is turned

made from aluminium, while the

harder, the ratio becomes more

protective tube and steering lock

direct and the steering more

housing are die-cast magnesium.

responsive. This variability is The steering system is extremely

the variable steering ratio, the

straight-ahead position, the ratio

particularly beneficial in low-

The standard three-spoke GT2

direct and provides detailed

car responds to every movement

is less direct, enabling smoother

speed hairpin bends. The energy-

steering wheel features manual

feedback from the road. This

of the wheel.

manoeuvres on the motorway.

absorbing steering column is

height and reach adjustment.

There is less risk of excessive

a key safety feature since, in the

Used in conjunction with the seat

high level of precision is very advantageous in both racing and

An important feature of the

steering intervention destabilising

event of a front-end impact, it

adjustment options, it enables

normal road use. Thanks to the

steering system is the variable

the car at high speed. Naturally,

enables a deformation path of

every driver to find the ideal

precise front-axle kinematics and

ratio gearing. Around the

the system provides excellent

100 mm.

seating position.

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Safety

Uncompromising performance is nothing without safety.


The new 911 GT2 | Safety

Bi-Xenon headlights

A must: absolute confidence in the safety of your car. Active safety.

The new 911 GT2 excels in every

bucket seats (see page 72) with

respect, be it power, driving

folding backrest offer racecar-like

dynamics or safety. Every aspect

lateral support.

Lighting system.

High-level third brake light

uniform swathe of light that

The horizontal indicators in

Two additional lights on the inside

increases active safety in all

the outer front air intakes use

of each door offer added conveni-

road scenarios and in long,

high-performance light-emitting

ence and safety. The kerb light

blind corners in particular.

diodes (LEDs) to increase

(white) provides useful illumination

brightness and visibility.

when stepping out of the car.

The brightness of the gas-discharge

The safety light (red) warns traffic

system featured in the Bi-Xenon

The high-level third brake light

approaching from the rear when

The standard lighting system

headlights is approximately double

at the base of the rear screen

the door is open.

of its lighting concept, braking

on the 911 GT2 uses the latest

that of conventional halogen units.

is equipped with rapid-response

system, rigid body and ergonomic

Bi-Xenon gas-discharge technology

A headlight cleaning system is also

LEDs.

interior is fine-tuned to its

to achieve a light quality similar

included as standard.

performance and to the individual

to daylight. The compact main

driver. For example, the sport

headlights provide a broad and

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The new 911 GT2 | Safety

PCCB enables shorter braking

Please note that circuit racing,

distances in even the toughest

trackday use and other forms of

road and race conditions. Excel-

performance driving can signifi-

lent fade resistance ensures

cantly reduce the service life of

greater balance when slowing

even the most durable pads and

from racetrack speeds.

discs. As with conventional highperformance braking systems,

The key advantage of PCCB is

we recommend that all brake

the total weight saving of approxi-

components be professionally

mately 50 % over comparable

inspected and replaced where

metal discs. The mounting bells

necessary after every track event.

on both front discs are made from weight-saving aluminium. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, there is a major reduction in both the unsprung and rotating masses. This, of course, improves comfort and road-holding on uneven road

When it comes to brake technology, we demand nothing but the best.

corrosion and offers excellent

surfaces as well as general

acoustic damping properties.

handling and agility.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). The pads are mounted in six-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers The new 911 GT2 is equipped

The large disc diameter (380 mm

only much harder than metal, it

at the front, with four-piston units

as standard with the Porsche

front and 350 mm rear) adds sig-

is also more resistant to heat.

at the rear. The resulting brake

Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

nificantly to brake performance.

that has already demonstrated

The ceramic discs are made from

Even at high temperatures, the

high, they are also exceptionally

its performance credentials on

a specially treated carbon-fibre

thermal resistance of the PCCB

consistent. The pedal response

the racetrack, for example, in the

compound that is silicated in a

disc ensures exemplary dimen-

is fast and precise with only

vehicles of the Porsche Mobil 1

high-vacuum process at 1,700 ºC.

sional stability. The ceramic

moderate input required.

Supercup.

The material thus produced is not

material is totally resistant to

forces are not only extremely

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

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The new 911 GT2 | Safety

Intelligent crash technology. Passive safety.

is made from tough yet light-

Another important but perhaps

legendary durability of our cars. It

weight aluminium. By increasing

less obvious safety feature is the

also ensures a consistently high

the proportion of aluminium alloys

high-quality surface protection.

standard of crash protection, even

and high-strength steel, we’ve

More than 30 years ago, we

after many years on the road.

also improved the power-to-weight

became the first manufacturer in

Additional features include an

channel energy through the upper

ratio. In all, approximately 20 %

the world to use a hot-dip gal-

extremely rigid bulkhead cross-

part of the shell and thus further

of the new 911 GT2 is made from

vanised steel shell. This exacting

The new 911 GT2 complies

member (2) made from super

protect the passenger cell.

aluminium.

process is fundamental to the

with all statutory requirements

high-strength steel. This element is

worldwide in respect of frontal,

designed to absorb impact forces

In 1985, we began using super

side, diagonal and rear impact

from the longitudinal members and

high-strength steel elements

protection.

thus protect both front footwells. In

inside each door to increase side

a minor collision, a system of easily

impact protection. On the new

The reinforced bodyshell contains

replaceable impact absorbers

911 GT2, this integral reinforcement

a highly resilient passenger

(3) prevents costly damage to the

cell offering exceptional crash

underlying bodyshell structure.

Bodyshell structure.

protection. At the front of the

4

car, the cell is protected by a

The reinforced doors (4) make

patented system of longitudinal

an increased contribution to

and transverse members (1). In

the overall rigidity of the car. An

the event of an accident, energy

additional load path (5) is used to

5

is absorbed by three separate load paths, one above the other,

2

1

which disperse the force of impact and minimise deformation

1

3

of the passenger cell.

1 1 Sheet steel Tailored blanks

3

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The new 911 GT2 | Safety

Airbags.

The airbag control unit is located

Porsche Side Impact Protection

backrest on each of the standard

ensure excellent protection across

column, three-point seat belts

in the centre tunnel where it

(POSIP).

sport bucket seats (see page 72).

the seat-adjustment range. The

with height adjustment, seat-belt

As well as offering exceptional

POSIP package also includes side

pre-tensioners and force limiters,

The new 911 GT2 has a specially

receives additional information

developed airbag technology

from a pair of impact sensors

The new 911 GT2 is equipped as

support, the sport bucket seat

intrusion beams in each of the

energy-absorbing elements in the

with a total of six airbags. The

near the headlights. This arrange-

standard with the latest generation

provides a much higher level of

doors.

dashboard, and flame-retardant

full-size front airbags have a two-

ment allows faster and more

of Porsche Side Impact Protection

safety than conventional bucket

stage inflation function which

accurate crash evaluation and

(POSIP). It features two additional

seat designs.

deploys each airbag separately in

thus better airbag deployment.

airbags for each front seat: a

materials throughout the interior. Other safety features of the new 911 GT2 are head restraints that

accordance with the force and

head airbag located in each door

With a volume of about 8 litres

are an integral part of each seat,

nature of the impact (e.g., frontal

and a thorax airbag in the folding

each, the thorax and head airbags

an energy-absorbing steering

or diagonal) before inflating each airbag accordingly. In a low-speed crash, the airbag is only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants.

Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP)

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The new 911 GT2 | Safety

Clubsport package.

added protection for racetrack

front seats, a six-point racing

available separately from the

The sport bucket seats with

use.

harness in red for the driver’s side,

Porsche Motorsport department,

thorax airbags are covered with

a fire extinguisher with mounting

as is the front roll cage element

flame-retardant material.

A ‘Clubsport’ racing package is available as a no-cost option

Included with the package are a

bracket and a preparation for

required for FIA-approved racing

for the new 911 GT2, offering

bolt-in rear roll cage behind the

a battery master switch. This is

events.

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Comfort

Exceeding expectations. Comfortably.


The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

We’ve demanded your respect. Now have ours.

on the rev counter. Centrally

On-board computer.

positioned and clearly visible,

Interior.

featured in the optional Chrono Package Plus (see page 75).

the arrow-shaped indicator is

The on-board computer provides

The computer is operated using

automatically illuminated when

a wide range of information,

a control stalk on the steering

an upward gearshift is required,

including boost pressure, average

column, with information displayed

enabling optimum acceleration.

fuel consumption, average speed,

in the instrument cluster.

A car like the 911 GT2 requires

is a large rev counter with GT2

an ergonomically efficient driving

logo and titanium-coloured dial.

range till empty, journey time and

The sporting credentials of the new

environment with unhindered

All instrument needles and dial

external temperature. It can also

Other standard features include

911 GT2 refer not only to engine

access to all key information.

markings are coloured yellow

be used to view data from the

automatic air conditioning with

and chassis, it also boasts a sporty

Clearly visible at the centre of

for easy visibility. A new feature on

standard Tyre Pressure Monitoring

active carbon filter.

interior designed around the driver.

the cluster of five instruments

the new GT2 is the upshift light

(TPM) as well as the timing system

Instruments.

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The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

optimum hand contact is required:

The new standard folding sport

on the steering wheel rim, gear

bucket seats and the optional

The high-quality materials in the

lever, handbrake lever grip and

adaptive sports seats feature

The three-spoke GT2 steering

steering wheel are also optionally

911 GT2 reflect its sporting

door handles, as well as on the

genuine black leather with

wheel can be manually adjusted

available in smooth-finish leather.

credentials: genuine leather and

door panels, storage compart-

Alcantara centres. A GT2 logo is

for height and reach. The steering

Alcantara. Offering exceptional

ment lids and centre console.

integrated in the rear bulkhead

wheel is upholstered in Alcantara

lining.

and the airbag module has a

Interior materials.

grip and easy-care properties, Alcantara can be found wherever

Steering wheel.

The multifunction steering wheel and the three-spoke sports

leather finish. 3-spoke sports steering wheel in smooth-finish leather

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The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

Adaptive sports seats.

the exception of the side bolsters.

and front passenger are neatly

The adaptive sports seats are

concealed below the passenger

Adaptive sports seats in leather

also optionally available with seat

airbag. Underneath is a lockable

with Alcantara centre are also

heating.

glove compartment with handy

available as a no-cost option. This

CD storage.

alternative seat option combines excellent comfort with first-rate

Storage compartments.

track performance. The compre-

Sport bucket seat

Sport bucket seat, folded

cigarette lighter) provide power

hensive range of power adjustment

The new 911 GT2 is not only a

controls includes fore/aft position,

powerful performer, it is also

squab height, backrest angle and

extremely versatile. Added to the

lumbar support. The side bolsters

comfort and ergonomics of the

on the backrest and squab are

interior are a range of practical

pneumatically adjustable for the

features, such as storage com-

perfect fit. This exceptional vari-

partments in the centre console

ability ensures generous comfort

and door panels. Matching

on long-distance journeys or

upholstered armrests above

precision support on the racetrack.

the storage compartments

A memory function includes both

provide optimum driver comfort,

The folding function enables easy

provides excellent rigidity while

exterior mirrors as well as all seat

particularly on long-distance

access to the rear luggage area.

also reducing weight. The seat is

settings on the driver’s side, with

trips. Twin cupholders for driver

A car that is capable of such

The backrest pivots are positioned

compatible with a six-point racing

extreme lateral loads requires a

high in the side bolsters, providing

harness.

seat with exceptional support. The

optimum support for the torso,

standard sport bucket seat has

pelvis and legs. This is the first

The sport bucket seat features

manual fore/aft adjustment plus

time ever that the lateral support

black leather with Alcantara centre;

two additional features rarely

of a bucket seat has been com-

Dark Grey natural leather with

encountered on comparable seat

bined with a folding backrest.

Alcantara centre is also available

Sport bucket seats.

designs: a folding backrest and

Two 12-Volt sockets (including the

for all your accessories.

as an option. In conjunction with the

an integral thorax airbag in the

The backrest shell has a glass-fibre

Clubsport package (see page 64),

side support.

reinforced plastic core and a

it has a special flame-retardant

carbon-fibre surface with visible

fabric finish for added safety.

weave pattern. This construction · 72 ·

Adaptive sports seat

Lockable glove compartment

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The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

‘Welcome Home’ lighting.

Cruise control.

with almost all garage and exterior-

conceals the amplifier of the

door systems.

optional BOSE® Surround Sound

This standard lighting function

This convenient option has an

System and the DVD drive for the

provides comfort and safety at the

effective range of 30 – 240 km/h

optional navigation module. The

push of a button. The low-beam

(20 –149 mph). The system is

Automatically dimming interior

loadspace is lined with high-quality,

headlights are automatically

operated using a switch in a

and exterior mirrors.

scratch-resistant materials. The

illuminated when the car is locked

separate control stalk on the

or unlocked using the key remote.

steering column and can even

An auto-dimming function is

inside the car is easily accessible

The lights remain illuminated for

be used in first gear.

available as an option for the new

thanks to the folding sport bucket

a predefined period, lighting your

911 GT2 for interior and exterior

seats.

way to or from the car. This delay

mirrors. The package also includes

additional 205-litre rear loadspace

is user-adjustable via Porsche

HomeLink®

an integrated rain sensor for the

Communication Management

(garage-door opener).

front wiper system.

Chrono timer

Anti-theft protection.

(PCM) on vehicles with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus.

This optional garage-door opener is freely programmable and inte-

Luggage compartment.

grated within the cockpit. It offers

ParkAssist. This optional parking aid is auto-

system obtainable from Porsche

of laps completed and their

Tequipment. The system can be

respective times. You can also

used to locate a stolen vehicle

view the current fastest lap and

The new 911 GT2 has an engine

across most of the countries of

remaining range till empty. Driving

immobiliser with in-key transpon-

Europe. Among other features,

times can be recorded for any

der as well as a powerful alarm

the package includes a higher

stretch of road, and benchmark

capacity battery.

times can be defined. Other useful

remote control for up to three

The front luggage compartment of

system featuring contact-sensitive

garage, gate, home lighting and/or

the new 911 GT2 has a capacity of

exterior protection and radar-

features include a personal

alarm systems and is compatible

105 litres. The bulkhead panelling

based interior surveillance as

memory function, controlled

matically enabled whenever you

standard. The alarm system is

select reverse gear. Move too

activated and deactivated by a

close to a stationary object and a

remote control function in the

The optional Chrono Package Plus

systems, including lights, wipers,

warning signal is emitted. Continue

ignition key.

combines a dash-mounted

door locks and air conditioning.

to reverse and the tone increases

Chrono Package Plus.

preferences for a range of

analogue/digital timer with a range

in frequency. The distance is

of useful functions. Lap or journey

measured by ultrasonic sensors

Vehicle tracking system.

which are neatly concealed in the

times can be viewed, stored and analysed using the performance

rear bumper.

Luggage compartment

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via PCM, which stores personal

The 911 GT2 can also be equipped

display in PCM. The information

with an optional factory-fitted

available includes time elapsed

preparation enabling future

and distance travelled on the

installation of a vehicle tracking

current lap, as well as the number

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The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

Autostore, a current list of stations

system uses dynamic route

and traffic news mute.

guidance via TMC (Traffic Message

Electronic logbook.

casing and is directed towards the driver’s position. Special

Channel). This function provides

This optional addition to PCM

features include SMS (text)

The PCM package includes

a visual overview of traffic

enables you to automatically

messaging as well as SIM card-

four radio antennae discreetly

congestion as well as automatic

record on every journey the

free calls to emergency services.

embedded in the windscreen

calculation of alternative routes.

mileage, route distance, date and

A passive (keyless) handset

time as well as starting location

with leather-trimmed console

glass (antenna diversity). These are used by the twin-tuner radio

The navigation maps are easy to

and destination. Data can be

is available as an optional extra.

to find the strongest available

use thanks to a wide range of

downloaded from PCM via the

The handset enables clearer

signal for any given station and

magnification levels. Navigation

infrared port and processed on

communication as well as

maintain optimum FM reception.

data for most European countries

a PC using software included

providing greater privacy.

is included on a single DVD.

with the package. The software

The amplifier offers 2 x 25 Watt

complies with the statutory

from four loudspeakers integrated

Other features are automatic

requirements for automatic

in the dashboard and door panels.

navigation along a previously

logbooks as specified by the

recorded route (reverse route

German revenue authorities.

navigation) as well as compass

Navigation module.

With the optional Sound Package Plus, the internal linear output

and GPS-based navigation in regions not covered by your

Sound Package Plus.

stage in PCM is supplemented

Telephone module.

navigation DVD.

by an external amplifier unit

Porsche Communication

The integrated CD drive is

GPS satellite navigation for PCM

in the luggage compartment.

Management (PCM).

MP3-compatible. In addition, PCM

is available as optional equipment.

Available as an option, this GSM

A total output of 235 Watts

provides direct control of the

Key elements of the navigation

telephone module has a 12-digit

and nine loudspeakers provide

This powerful entertainment and

performance display and memory

system are a DVD drive for navi-

keypad and hands-free facility

a sound experience that is

communications system is standard

function included with the optional

gation data neatly concealed in

offering excellent audio quality.

perfectly engineered to the

in the new 911 GT2. Key features

Chrono Package Plus (see page 75).

the luggage compartment and an

The microphone is concealed

interior of the car.

easy-to-use menu structure. After

beneath the steering column

include a high-resolution colour display with 16:9 aspect ratio. PCM

Radio functions include 20 FM and

entering your destination, the

combines radio, CD player, audio

20 MW presets plus 10 presets

system determines your position

and on-board computer functionality

each for Autostore and RDS two-

using GPS and then guides you

with optional electronic logbook,

tuner frequency diversity, Dynamic

to your destination via the best

navigation and telephone modules.

available route. To do this, the

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The new 911 GT2 | Comfort

7.0-cm mid-range centerfill speaker

2.5-cm Neodym high-range speakers

2 x 13.0-cm low-range speakers in 14-litre bass reflex enclosure with TSM switching amplifier

System electronics

sound experience. This is achieved by using patented

BOSE®

the cockpit to measure ambient sound and provide automatic

Centerpoint® circuitry to convert

adjustment of tone and volume.

even stereo recordings into

The result is a noticeably clearer

five separate audio channels.

and more consistent output, with

These are then passed to a care-

no need for continuous manual

fully selected arrangement of

adjustment.

speakers with the aid of BOSE® SurroundStage™ signal processing.

BOSE® and Porsche: two legends in sound, combined to optimum

A comprehensive range of sound processing technologies ensure perfect sound in every driving scenario. During the vehicle development process, the speakers and electronics were custom-

AudioPilot® microphone

engineered to the unique interior

8.0-cm Neodym mid-range speaker 20.0-cm Nd® low-range speaker

acoustics of the new 911 GT2 and across the entire frequency

2.5-cm Neodym high-range speaker 8.0-cm Neodym mid-range speaker

One powerful sound experience meets another. BOSE® Surround Sound System.

The sound of the new 911 GT2 is

The optional BOSE® Surround

MOST® (Media Orientated Systems

music to the ears, matched only

Sound System features a nominal

Transport) is a fibre-optic bus

by the exclusive sound experience of the

BOSE®

System.

Surround Sound

output of 325 Watts produced by a seven-channel

MOST®-based

spectrum.

and central dashboard speaker,

Special features include a dynamic

together create a panoramic

loudness function which, in

soundstage at all seat positions.

contrast to conventional loudness

The balanced, lifelike and crystal-

technologies, enhances lower

clear sound is produced by a

frequencies in low-volume sound.

range of audio technologies.

In doing so, it compensates for the reduced sensitivity of the

network offering fast data transfer

At the push of a button,

and perfect signal quality.

Automotive Surround Sound is

digital amplifier comprising 5 x 25-

BOSE®

human ear to the lower end of the frequency spectrum.

enabled. This technology uses

Watt linear and 2 x 100-Watt TSM

A total of 13 loudspeakers,

independent channels at front

AudioPilot® noise compensation

switching output stages.

including an active subwoofer

and rear to create a 360-degree

technology uses a microphone in

· 78 ·

· 79 ·

effect in the new 911 GT2.


Environment

Action speaks louder than words.


The new 911 GT2 | Environment

greater than on many so-called

The technologies used to achieve

hydrocarbons. This is achieved

aluminium cars.

this compliance include twin

through a combination of active

catalytic converters and twin

carbon filter and special fuel-tank

The new 911 GT2 is exclusively

oxygen sensor circuits. One pair

coating. All fuel lines are made

constructed from modern,

of sensors is used to monitor the

from aluminium, while those

ecofriendly components. They are

oxygen levels in each of the twin

carrying vapours are made from

entirely free of asbestos and CFCs,

exhaust tracts. An additional pair

multi-layer plastic.

as well as parts manufactured

of sensors* – again, one on each

using CFCs. Water-based paints are

tract – is located downstream

used throughout each car, thus

from the catalytic converters. This

reducing dependence on chemical

information is used by the engine

solvents in both production and

management system to monitor

The new 911 GT2 complies with all

subsequent servicing.

the efficiency of the catalysts.

noise regulations in the respective

Noise.

markets. Rather than resorting In short, at Porsche, environmental protection is an integral part of the

to engine encapsulation, we’ve eliminated noise at source. All that

Fuel.

design.

Powerful performance needn’t cost the earth.

Exhaust emission control.

remains are the powerful acoustics The current Porsche sportscar

you’d expect from a thoroughbred

model range is already compatible

Porsche.

with fuels that have an ethanol content of up to 10 %. A ‘biofuel’

Environment.

The new 911 GT2 easily complies

made from naturally replenishing

with all global emissions legislation,

materials, ethanol has a positive

including the EU4 exhaust

impact on the carbon dioxide

Longer service intervals are not

Servicing.

More than two thirds of all the

In the unlikely event that recycling

Another important consideration

emissions standard and LEV II

balance since the plants grown for

only easier on resources, they also

cars we’ve ever built are still on

is required, more than 85 % of all

during the development process

regulations in the United States.

its production also absorb carbon

reduce ownership costs.

the road – or track – today. The

materials on the new 911 GT2 can

was, of course, intelligent light-

Every Porsche currently in produc-

dioxide from the atmosphere.

chances that a Porsche will ever

be successfully converted using

weight construction. The resulting

tion combines high performance

For service intervals of the 911 GT2,

need recycling are therefore

current recycling techniques. All

design has a very positive impact

with low emissions relative to other

please refer to the price list.

extremely small. This exceptional

synthetic components are clearly

on overall fuel economy. Approxi-

cars in their class. Consequently,

durability is key to the Porsche

labelled, while the variety of these

mately 20 % of each 911 GT2

the 911 GT2 is not only one of the

philosophy and our ongoing

materials has been reduced.

is made from lightweight alloy

most powerful cars on the road,

In the fuel supply system, we’ve

metals. This proportion is, in fact,

it is also one of the cleanest.

minimised the evaporation of

commitment to the environment. · 82 ·

Fuel system.

· 83 ·

* Not featured in markets with leaded fuel.


Personalisation

In the 911 GT2, your only weakness is the strength of your resolve.


The new 911 GT2 | Personalisation

Colours.

Solid exterior colours.

Metallic exterior colours.

Special exterior colours.

Standard interior colour. Leather/Alcantara.

The new 911 GT2 is available in a choice of four solid colours, five metallic colours and four optional ‘special’ paint finishes. The interior is available in standard black

Black

Basalt Black Metallic

Atlas Grey Metallic

Black

leather trim or optional Dark Grey natural leather. Each combines elegantly with the various exterior options.

Natural leather/ Guards Red

Arctic Silver Metallic

GT Silver Metallic

Alcantara interior.

Carrara White

Midnight Blue Metallic

Ruby Red Metallic

Natural Dark Grey*

Speed Yellow

Macadamia Metallic

Malachite Green Metallic

To see how the available colours would look on your car, visit www.porsche.com and use the online Porsche Car Configurator.

Meteor Grey Metallic

* Not in conjunction with Clubsport package available as a no-cost option.

· 86 ·

· 87 ·


The new 911 GT2 | Personalisation

Exterior.

Option

I no.

Page

• Metallic paint (no-cost option)

W

Code

87, 88

• Special colours

Code

87

• Deletion of model designation

W

498

• ParkAssist (parking aid at rear)

635

• Grey top tint on windscreen

567

• Automatically dimming interior/exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor

P12

74

I no.

Page

446

88

74, 88

Metallic paint, wheel centres with full-colour Porsche Crest

Chassis.

Option • Wheel centres with full-colour Porsche Crest

ParkAssist

· 88 ·

The vehicles pictured in the chapter on personalisation may include additional options not featured in this catalogue. For information on these options, please consult your Porsche Centre. For information on the options featured in this catalogue, please refer to the price list. • extra-cost option W no-cost option

· 89 ·


The new 911 GT2 | Personalisation

Interior.

Option

I no.

Page

W

003

64, 90

• Chrono Package Plus

640

75, 90

• HomeLink® (programmable garage-door opener)

608

74

• Cruise control

454

74

• Preparation for vehicle tracking system

674

75

• Adaptive sports seats

W

P01

73, 90

• Seat heating*

342

• Fire extinguisher*

509

• Floor mats with embroidered Porsche logo (set of two)

810

• Clubsport package Bolt-in roll-over bar at rear, preparation for battery master switch. Supplied ready to install: six-point racing harness in red for driver’s side, fire extinguisher (with mounting bracket)

Clubsport package

Chrono Package Plus

Adaptive sports seat

· 90 ·

* Not available in conjunction with standard sport bucket seats. The vehicles pictured in the chapter on personalisation may include additional options not featured in this catalogue. For information on these options, please consult your Porsche Centre. For information on the options featured in this catalogue, please refer to the price list. • extra-cost option W no-cost option

· 91 ·


The new 911 GT2 | Personalisation

Interior: leather.

Option

I no.

Page

• Leather interior package in natural leather (Dark Grey)

998

87, 92

• 3-spoke sports steering wheel in smooth-finish leather

W

460

71

• 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in smooth-finish leather

W

431

71

I no.

Page

Natural leather interior in Dark Grey

Interior: carbon.

Option

3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in carbon, carbon interior package plus various options from Porsche Exclusive

· 92 ·

• Carbon interior package*

EZA

92

• 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in carbon

453

92

* Introduction planned for 02/2008. The vehicles pictured in the chapter on personalisation may include additional options not featured in this catalogue. For information on these options, please consult your Porsche Centre. For information on the options featured in this catalogue, please refer to the price list. • extra-cost option W no-cost option

· 93 ·


The new 911 GT2 | Personalisation

Passive (keyless) handset

PCM with telephone module

Audio and communication.

Option

I no.

Page

• Navigation module for PCM

672

76

• Electronic logbook for PCM

641

77

• Telephone module for PCM

666

77, 94

• Passive handset for telephone module

668

77, 94

• Sound Package Plus (additional amplifier with 9 loudspeakers)

W

490

77

680

78

BOSE®

Surround Sound System

• External antenna

W

The vehicles pictured in the chapter on personalisation may include additional options not featured in this catalogue. For information on these options, please consult your Porsche Centre. For information on the options featured in this catalogue, please refer to the price list. • extra-cost option W no-cost option

· 94 ·

461

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exclusive as you like, both visually

Alternatively, you can call the

And just as you want it.

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Over and above the personalisation

customary Porsche quality. The

Please note that some Porsche

options listed in this catalogue, you

many design options offered by

Exclusive items may not be

also have the option of making

Porsche Exclusive are given in the

available for immediate delivery.

your Porsche even more special

separate Exclusive 911 catalogue.

with the Porsche Exclusive range.

Your Porsche Centre will be pleased

From the factory. As personal and

to give you further information on Porsche Exclusive.

· 95 ·


Factory collection

evolved into one of the most

confirmed. Your Porsche can be

Everything about a Porsche

Next, you can visit the Porsche

The moment you’ve been

advanced production facilities

collected on any working day*

is more intense.

Museum, where you’ll find a

waiting for.

Especially the anticipation.

remarkable range of Porsche

in the world. Today, all Porsche

(Monday to Friday) at a time that

You won’t be able to sleep

engines are constructed here

suits your requirements.

the night before.

along with all 911 models. You

The night after, you won’t

can also take delivery of any

want to.

models from every era of our

The highlight of your visit will

Your visit to Zuffenhausen is

history. A new Porsche Museum –

undoubtedly be the moment when

The easiest way to travel from

also an opportunity to explore the

scheduled for late 2008 – will

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origins of your Porsche. Our

offer even more exhibits, even

The keys will be presented by a

range.

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factory tour provides a fascinating

more historical interest and even

member of the Factory Collection

continue by train, taxi or hire

insight into the various production

more of the Porsche experience.

Team who will explain everything

Where better to experience the first moments with your Porsche

Our factory collection programme

car (which we can return on your

processes. These range from

you need to know about the car.

than at the place where it all

offers a unique insight into the

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For lunch, you can choose

began. With factory collection, you

origins and making of your

preparation of upholstery, to the

from a three-course menu in our

When you step inside and start

can enjoy the pleasure of Porsche

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when final information regarding

beginnings, the factory has

the build of your car has been

what it means to own your own

* Please note that collection is not possible during the factory shutdown periods.

Guest restaurant

Vehicle presentation area in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

· 96 ·

Porsche.

· 97 ·

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· 98 ·

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Summary

With the new 911 GT2, we’ve pushed our limits so you can discover yours. We’ve commanded your respect. Now have ours.

Respect required. The new 911 GT2.


The new 911 GT2 | Technical data

Technical data Engine

Weights 6

Cylinders

cm3

Displacement

3,600

Max. power (DIN)

390 kW (530 bhp)

at rpm

6,500

Max. torque

680 Nm

at rpm

2,200 – 4,500

Compression ratio

9.0 : 1

Transmission

Unladen weight (DIN)

1,440 kg

Unladen weight (EC)*

1,515 kg

Permissible gross weight

1,750 kg

Performance Top speed

329 km/h (204 mph)

0 –100 km/ h (0 –62 mph)

3.7 secs

0 –160 km/ h (0 –99 mph)

7.4 secs

0 –200 km/ h (0 –124 mph)

11.2 secs 4.1 secs

Layout

Rear-wheel drive

Flexibility 80 –120 km/ h (50 –75 mph)

Manual gearbox

6-speed

in 5th gear

Chassis

Fuel consumption/emissions

Front axle

McPherson-strut suspension

In accordance with 80/1268/EC as valid at the time of going to print**

Rear axle

LSA multi-link suspension

Urban in l/100 km (mpg)

Steering

Variable steering ratio,

Extra urban in l/100 km (mpg)

power-assisted (hydraulic)

Combined in l/100 km (mpg)

12.5 (22.6)

Turning circle

10.9 m

CO2 emissions in g /km

298

Brakes

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB): 6-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers at front, 4-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers at rear, discs internally vented and cross-drilled

Vehicle stability system

PSM

Anti-lock braking system

ABS 8.0

Wheels

Front: 8.5J x 19 ET 53 Rear: 12J x 19 ET 51 Front: 235/35 ZR 19 (sport tyres)

Tyres

Rear: 325/30 ZR 19 (sport tyres)

· 102 ·

18.8 (15.0) 8.9 (31.7)

Dimensions/aerodynamics Length

4,469 mm

Width

1,852 mm

Height

1,285 mm

Wheelbase

2,350 mm

Luggage compartment volume

105 litres

Tank capacity (refill volume)

90 litres

Drag coefficient

0.32

* Weight is calculated in accordance with the relevant EC Directives and is valid for standard specification vehicles only. Optional equipment means greater weight. The figure given includes 68 kg for the driver and 7 kg for luggage. ** Provisional data only. Official data unavailable at the time of going to print.

· 103 ·


The new 911 GT2 | Index

Index

6-cylinder twin-turbo boxer engine

Comfort 20

66

Communication

76, 94

Cruise control

74

G

M

Gearbox, manual

38

GSM telephone module

77

A

MOST® bus system

78

51

D

Air conditioning, automatic

69

Design

16

Airbags

62

Drive

18

Alarm system

75

Dual-mass flywheel

39

Anti-theft protection

75

Audio system

76, 94

H

E Electronic logbook

HomeLink®

74

I

17

Traction control (TC) Transmission

38

Noise

83

Roll cage

64

Turbocharger

28

O

54

Instruments

68

On-board computer

69

Safety, active

56

V

Safety, passive

60

Variable Turbine

Seats

72

Geometry (VTG)

28

Seats, adaptive sports

73

VarioCam Plus

26

Vehicle tracking system

75

70, 93

Oxygen-sensor control

Bodyshell structure

60

Engine management system

36

K

ParkAssist

Environment

80

Knock control,

Personalisation

cylinder-specific

78

Exhaust emission control

83

Braking system

58

Exhaust system

34

Expansion intake manifold

32

L

Exterior

89

Launch Assistant

Chrono Package Plus

75

Fire extinguisher

Lightweight design

Clubsport package

64

Front axle

44

CO2

83

Fuel supply

35

Colours

86

Fuel system

64, 91

36

74, 88

Loudspeakers

84

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Leather

96

34, 83

P

Sound System

Factory collection

48

Porsche Ceramic Composite 38 87, 93 24 76, 78

Brake (PCCB)

58

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

76

Porsche Side Impact

Lubrication, dry-sump

25

Protection (POSIP)

Luggage compartment

74

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Seats, sport bucket

15, 72

Service

98

Servicing

83

W

Sound Package Plus

77

‘Welcome Home’ lighting

74

Sport tyres

46

Wheels

46

Stability control (SC)

14, 50

Steering

52

Steering wheel

71

Storage compartments

73

62

50

35, 83

· 104 ·

47

Safety

Interior materials

42

Monitoring (TPM)

S 25

20

Chassis

14, 50

Oil supply

26

F

77

35

68, 91

16

Telephone module

Ignition system

Interior

34, 83

45

Tyre Pressure

77

Charge-air cooling

Rear axle

102

82

Engine cooling

Catalytic converters

Technical data

Recycling

Engine

C

17

Rear wing

56

Surround

Ram air effect

76

Bi-Xenon lighting system

B

T

Navigation module

N

ABS

BOSE®

R

· 105 ·


The models featured in this publi-

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cation are approved for road use

reproduced or transmitted, in

in Germany. Some items of equip-

any form or by any means, without

ment are available as extra-cost

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models and options may vary from market to market due to

Porsche, the Porsche Crest,

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911, Carrera, Tequipment,

For information on standard and

PCCB, PCM and PSM

optional equipment, please consult

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