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First Details On Type 991 Porsche 911 GT2

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Following the reveal of the new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo last week, we’re now down to just a few Type 991 Porsche 911 variants that are yet to surface.

They include new generations of the 911 Targa, 911 GT3 RS and supercar-rivaling 911 GT2 and 911 GT2 RS.

Today, we have the first details on the new 911 GT2, courtesy of Autocar.

The British outlet reports that we’ll see the car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March.

It will once again feature a similar spec to its 911 Turbo sibling, but to separate the two the 911 GT2 will stick to rear-wheel drive and have a higher output. This means it will feature a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine, four-wheel steering and engine stop-start technology.

Peak output is said to register at 552 horsepower, 32 horses more than the 911 Turbo and 22 more than the outgoing 911 GT2.  As for the transmission, Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch unit is said to replace the outgoing model’s six-speed manual. If that last tidbit doesn’t sit well with you, we suggest reading this article.

Initial performance specs include a top speed in excess of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.0 seconds or less.

By 2015, the new 911 GT2 RS is expected to land. This model is expected to match the 620 horsepower of the outgoing model but should benefit from a lighter curb weight, the quick-shifting PDK and the new four-wheel steering setup.

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