New Porsche 911 GT2 to continue PDK-only trend

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991 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The next Porsche 911 GT2 will continue the company’s shift towards PDK-only transmissions, Autocar reports. Based on the 991 Turbo S, the new GT2 will use the same 412kW 3.8 litre twin turbo flat six engine. As usual the GT2 “widow-maker” will be rear wheel drive, rather than all-wheel drive as in the Turbo S. And for the first time will be available exclusively with a double-clutch gearbox.

It’s expected the GT2 will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. A GT2 RS model is also in the works for 2015, with current predictions suggesting it will have in excess of 620hp. If that number sounds familiar, that’s because the 997 GT2 RS boasts the same figure. So it stands to reason that Porsche will ensure the 991 GT2 RS will have a bit more grunt, even if it’s only an extra 10hp or so.

[Source: Autocar]