2018 Porsche 911 GT2 Release Date & Review

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 review

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 production version is getting ready for its release. The model was spotted as a prototype already doing rounds, but it has been a considerable amount of time since then and the pictures that we saw then are now updated with some new ones which are closer to the production version of the car.

For those of you that do not know, the Porsche 911 GT2 is actually a racier version of the 911 Turbo model. It will make its debut in the upcoming season and we can probably see the car in action soon. Since the new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo model was unveiled, it was only a matter of time when the model was going to get its racier form.

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The release date will become available very soon so it was due time for us to prepare a review. The model will certainly get its worldwide acclaim very fast as a racier version of the base 911 Turbo is probably something that people will get attracted to.

When will the Release Date for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 be?

The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 is expected to arrive by next year. Although the car has been in plans for production for a time now and the testing prototype has been doing rounds since then, they have already established what the car is going to look like and how it is going to operate. Even with much of the information being kept secret, the model will still be available by the start of 2018 model year.

What is the Price?

The price of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 is going to amount to quite a hefty sum. The model will be just shy of $200,000 and you can thank the great styling and the immense performance that the car has for this high but suitable price.

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Exterior Updates

The outside of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 was kept a secret for a long time. Ever since the spy photos emerged we were able to guess what the production version will look like. But with the latest batch of pictures, we see that the car has not departed too much from its initial look. The model possesses a wider fender compared to the GT3 version Turbo-style air intakes. We also see a completely redesigned rear wing that comes with more aerodynamic features and better stability.

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 looks like a next generation Turbo car in many ways, but with tad more aggressiveness to it. Besides the larger air intakes, the front end also has newly made LED headlights while the back has a center-mounted exhaust system with an added fixed rear spoiler.

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Interior Looks

The inside of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 is perhaps still under development. This actually means that they have the basis but are still fitting in additional equipment necessary for the car. We are probably looking at a model which will have the same setup as your base Porsche 911 Turbo and will be upgraded with some sportier elements and GT2 badging. No doubt we will be able to distinguish these two cars apart and it will be done easily once you step into the car. The model still needs some polishing up on the inside and this probably means adding some more technology, but rest assure that the comfort levels and the new materials are going to be addressed and implemented here correctly.

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Powertrain

Even with the automakers keeping almost everything about the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 a secret, there have been some leaks about its powertrain that the public got their hands on. So now we know that they are mostly likely planning to use a turbocharged 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine under the hood which also promises to deliver 560 to 570 horsepower to the rear wheels. It is also speculated that the engine is going to be combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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0-60 mph Ability

With this engine in hand offered on deck for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2, we also have some estimations on what will the top speed of the car be. We have some information that tells us that the car will be able to sprint to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and also attain a top speed of around 200 mph. This will make the 911 GT2 one of the fastest production cars that Porsche has made.

Fuel Economy Ratings

No words on the fuel economy for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 car. But if the previous models taught us something is that this is a part of the car which many people will not care about. Yes the model consumes a lot of fuel and it is necessary for it to do so in order to produce the needed output that it was projected to make. Expect an appropriate amount of fuel consumption which will coincide with the output of the car.

Dimensions

When it comes to dimensions of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2, they are going to remain the same as your base model. The car will not be reshaped in a grand manner so it modifies the entire look and the entire car. Thus the size comes to 177.1 inches in overall length, 96.5 inches wheelbase, 71.2 inches in width and 50.8 inches for the height.

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Safety Equipment

As far as the safety geos for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 it is the same as the news about the inside tech. The car will features a steady dose of safety equipment necessary for the people inside to feel safe and comfortable, but we are still not informed about the entire package. The car will gain some advanced features and we are expecting them to be updated for the racy version of the 911 model. So perhaps with the standard and regular setup that you have in this type of a car, expect to get some more advanced and specific ones for the 911 GT2 version.

Rivaling Models

There are probably not a lot of models that will be able to keep up with the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2. In terms of style there may be some cars which can provide the same amount of luxury and comfort, but finding one with the same type of a performance could be hard. The model that we do have in mind is certainly the Aston Martin Vanquish which has the means to be one of the rivaling cars to the future 911 GT2 car.

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