One of just 11 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo racing cars is set to be auctioned off at Mecum’s Monterey sale next month.
The 1995 model was spawned out of the ‘regular’ GT2 which as the name suggests, competed in the GT2 racing competition. Given the vehicle’s success, the German manufacturer decided to step things up a notch with the GT2 Evo, aimed at competing in the leading GT1 racing category.
Compared to the regular GT2, the Evo model utilized an even more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, pumping out 150 hp more than previously, resulting in a total of 600 hp. The car was only ever intended to race for one season before the 911 GT1 arrived in 1996 and because the all-dominating McLaren F1 GTR also hit the map in 1995, the GT2 Evo failed to enjoy the success of its lesser predecessor.
Given its rarity however, it is a collector’s car in the truest sense of the word and would be well at home in the world’s finest car collections.
This example has only ever had one owner and despite being 20 years old, only has 7,000 km or 4,350 miles on the odometer. As the car isn’t road legal, all of that mileage would have come on the racetrack, right where the car is at home.