One of the most extreme air-cooled Porsche 911 sports cars ever offered from the factory can be yours…if you have a lot of cash. RM Sotheby’s is currently accepting bids on this 1996 Porsche 911 GT2, and it’s expected to sell for as much as seven figures.
The 1996 model was part of the first generation of the Porsche 911 GT2, and it was based on the 993-series 911, the last of the air-cooled models. It used the engine from the 911 Turbo, but with rear-wheel drive instead of the Turbo’s all-wheel drive. Porsche created the GT2 to get around bans on all-wheel drive by racing sanctioning bodies, according to the RM Sotheby’s listing.
Eliminating all-wheel drive also made the GT2 significantly lighter than the Turbo. Porsche also removed the rear seats and used aluminum for the front fenders and front trunk lid to shed more pounds.