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Porsche 911 GT2

The wildest, fastest 911 around – rear-engined, rear wheel drive and 523bhp of turbocharged silliness. See why they call it the widowmaker? We’d still take the GT3 instead though. We think

Comfort 
For something that’ll keep pace with a Ferrari 430 Scud on just about any road, it’s not half bad even over dodgy road surfaces. That said, it’s not exactly what you’d call a comfortable car to drive. And then there’s always the lurking suspicion that it Actually Wants To Kill You.

ComfortFor something that’ll keep pace with a Ferrari 430 Scud on just about any road, it’s not half bad even over dodgy road surfaces. That said, it’s not exactly what you’d call a comfortable car to drive. And then there’s always the lurking suspicion that it Actually Wants To Kill You.

Performance

Jaw-dropping. A reworked version of the Turbo’s 3.6-litre sees a frankly insane 523bhp and 502lb ft of torque. That’s good for 0-62 in 3.6 seconds, 0-100mph in 7.4 seconds and a top speed on the scary side of 200mph. In a drag race, it’ll eat the Nissan GT-R for breakfast. And then come back for elevenses.

Cool

Instantly marks you out as a tosser. But the sort of tosser who’s happy to die in hideous and immediate fashion. Which, we think you’ll agree, is the most likeable sort of tosser

Quality

Although the interior touch points are not what they were on the air-cooled cars, the modern 911 is still beautifully built and able to rack up ridiculous mileage without showing a trace of wear and tear

Handling

Possibly the greatest steering of any modern car. Even with the traction control off, you know exactly what the back end is doing. At least, you do right up until the moment that it punts you into a hedge.


Practicality

The 911 is an icon of impracticality; the car the divorcee buys when he no longer has the kids to worry about. There’s a roll cage behind the front seats. What more do you need to know?

Running costs

It’ll cost you £130 grand to buy, the equivalent of a semi-detached house to insure each year, and no matter how desirable the GT2 is, it’ll still hit you hard come resale time. But the guys at Porsche say they’ve worked hard on making the GT2 as economical as possible, which is nice to know.