993 GT2 (Road)
The 993 GT2 featured wide bolt on fender flares to allow the bigger wheels and wider track required for the race car.
|Model||Type||Engine Type||Engine Size||HP Rating||Trans Type||Gears|
|993 GT2||993-380/381||M64/60 R||3.6 Litre||430||G50/53||6 Man|
|993 GT2 EVO||993-380||M64/60 RS||3.6 Litre||450||G50/53||6 Man|
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The 993 GT was initially built in order to meet homologation requirements for GT2 class racing. Although the road car model was badged as a ‘GT’ it is more commonly referred to as the 993 GT2 because the cars were initially built to meet the GT2 class regulations of the time. The 993 GT2 featured wide bolt on fender flares to allow the bigger wheels and wider track required for the race car. It also benefitted from a large rear wing with adjustment for downforce and integrated air scoops. On the race cars the air scoops are directly connected through to the turbo air inlets.
The 993 GT2’s original 3.6 L (220 cu in) engine generated a maximum power output of 430 bhp, but was upgraded in 1998 to 450 bhp with bigger turbos for the EVO version. A total of 194 road cars were built, which included only 25 right-hand drive cars, and 21 EVO’s in 1998.
The original technical basis for the GT2 model was the 993 Turbo, but the overall weight was reduced by around 200 kg’s with similar interior treatment as RS model Porsches with thinner glass, aluminium front bonnet and doors, no rear seats or trim and removal of the 4 wheel drive components. The resulting performance from the weight reduction and increased power allowed a 0 to 60mph of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.
The front and rear antiroll bars are adjustable with 5 positions on the front and 3 on the rear. Special lightweight Speedline wheels with magnesium centers were fitted, which were 9”x18” with 235/40 ZR 18 tires on the front, and 11”x18” with 285/35 ZR 18 tires on the rear.
The 993 GT2 was also available as a Clubsport version (M003). Only a total of 33 cars were ever ordered in the Clubsport version, which could only be registered for road use in some countries. Of the 33 Clubsports made there is only 1 RHD car in existence, and was the final Clubsport GT2 ever made.
The Clubsport package included additional safety equipment for motorsports use, including a full welded roll cage, suspension strut brace as standard, nomex bucket seats with six-point harness belts, battery isolator switch and a fire extinguisher. The interior has no carpet trim or headlining and is painted in body colour. The engine and running gear are identical to the ‘Basic’ version with the exception of having a lighter single mass flywheel.
There are various build numbers quoted for each version of the GT2. The numbers described in the table above are based on our knowledge of real known cars that we have all the VIN numbers and delivery specifications for. We also have extensive knowledge of the various 993 GT2 race cars built, including chassis build variations for the different evolutions, and technical differences for GT2 and GT1 specification cars. Although it was generally referred to as the GT2 it was possible to order one to compete in the FIA GT1 class, which was supplied to run at a lower weight limit of 1100kg’s as opposed to 1150kg for the GT2 class, and was also supplied with a much more powerful engine. The GT1 specification engines are very different to the standard GT2 power unit.
Click the link below for full VIN list of all 993 GT2s made.
|Model Type||Left Hand Drive||Right Hand Drive||Totals|
|Basic (M002)||116||10 (ROW) 14(UK)||140|
|Clubsport (M003)||32||1 (UK)||33|