One of the rarest modern Porsche 911s will be offered at Mecum’s Monterey auction in August. It is about 993 GT2 Evo race car from 1995, one of only 11 built. GT racing was booming in the early 1990s and Porsche responded with a range of increasingly wild variants of the 964-generation 911. By the time the 993-gen car was launched in 1994, Porsche’s customer teams were demanding more power than the existing 3.8-litre, naturally-aspirated engine could provide. A 3.6-litre, twin-turbo engine was already in development and with it, Porsche created the 911 GT2.
Needless to say that this car is dominated in another group of GT2 category, but the Porsche realized that the car can provide even more so GT2 Evo for the GT1 class is developed. Evo had bigger wheelarches, a more aggressive front splitter, a distinctive bi-plane rear wing, and quite a lot more power. 600 horsepower, in fact, about 150 hp more than the standard car. It easily topped 200 miles-an-hour as a result.
What was not good for the GT2 Evo is that it hit the circuits in 1995, the same year as the McLaren F1 GTR. Realistically, he didn’t have a chance. Not that it mattered too much, as the Evo was only intended as a stop-gap until the 911 GT1 was ready for the 1996 season. As such, only 11 were built, making it one of the rarest 911s of modern times.
The car that will be auctioned is literally in a state as when it rolled off the assembly lines. It boasts completely original condition, 7,000 kilometers on the odometer, and just one owner.
The car didn’t participate in the races, but it is not legal for everyday traffic, so the mileage has been accummulated on the track, which befits it.