Next-Gen Porsche 911 GT2 Caught on the Nurburgring

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The Porsche 911 GT2 has long been considered the most insane variant in the lineup. Fittingly, the upcoming 991-series GT2 has been snapped at the challenging Nurburgring track, and this lightweight, turbocharged beast is expected to be the fastest 911 ever produced.

Porsche didn't bother extensively disguising this tester, likely because the Turbo and GT3 models have already been revealed. Sitting just behind the rear axle will be a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged boxer-six with an output that should match, if not beat the Turbo S, which is rated at 560 hp and 516 lb-ft; And expect a seven-speed dual clutch to be the lone gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. That said, its 0-60 mph should also be in the same neighborhood of the Turbo S, which Porsche estimates to be 2.9 seconds.

Pictures reveal a number of requisite track-focused tricks borrowed from the GT3 including an aero kit and a large rear spoiler for much-needed downforce while barreling down the straights at the GT2's rumored top speed of just over 200 mph. And like its predecessor, the 991-series GT2 should feature a number of weight-shaving elements like a titanium exhaust system and lightweight seats.

In all, the new 911 GT2 should get around the 'Ring in a hurry. A few years ago driver Walter Rohrl raced a GT2 around the Nurburgring in just 7:32 minutes (and that was with a six-speed manual). Soon after, he convinced Porsche to build an even more powerful and light RS version, a prototype of which shaved off .three seconds from the base model's time in 2007. Porsche hasn't yet made official plans for a GT2 RS, but for now we can look forward to the "normal" GT2, which should arrive sometime next year.

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