997 GT2 vs 959 S

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by AntiPimpage, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 - Specs

    VEHICLE TYPE: rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

    BASE PRICE: $192,560

    ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
    Displacement: 220 cu in, 3600cc
    Power (SAE net): 530 bhp @ 6500 rpm
    Torque (SAE net): 505 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

    TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

    DIMENSIONS:
    Wheelbase: 92.5 in Length: 175.9 in Width: 72.9 in Height: 50.6 in
    Curb weight: 3200 lb

    PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
    Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 7.4 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 11.5 sec
    Top speed (redline limited): 204 mph

    PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
    EPA city driving: 17 mpg
    EPA highway driving: 24 mpg


    1988 Porsche 959 S - Specs

    VEHICLE TYPE: rear-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

    BASE PRICE: $247,000

    ENGINE TYPE: sequential twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum heads, Bosch Motronic fuel inj.
    Displacement: 2849cc
    Power (SAE net): 450 bhp @ 6500 rpm
    Torque (SAE net): 370 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm

    TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

    DIMENSIONS:
    Wheelbase: 89.3 in Length: 167.7 in Width: 72.4 in Height: 47.2 in
    Curb weight: 2917 lb


    PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
    Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 8.3 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 11.8 sec
    Top speed: 200 mph

    PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
    EPA city driving: 13 mpg
    EPA highway driving: 21 mpg
     
  2. blast from the past for me!
     
  3. I'd take the GT2
     
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  5. 959 by miles
     
  6. great minds think alike <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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  8. 959 in the blink of an eye.
     
  9. ooooo all tied up!
     
  10. same. the 959 never did anything for me.
     
  11. Anyone that picked the GT2 is a raging n00b
     
  12. I'd take the 959. That picture in front of the pyramids is amazing.
     
  13. don't think too many Ferraris made that trip across the desert <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  14. Meh at both but at least the 959 is a legend. The GT2 has been forgotten since the 993.
     
  15. Current car is better in every way, minus the <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/amazed.gif"></A> factor.

    ill take the 959.

    its still just 2wd vs 4wd betel.
     
  16. The lighter one <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  17. that 959 c was only 10 lbs lighter than the GT2, you can see a huge difference in the weight <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  18. we all know the history of the car, but its still pretty damn ugly in street trim, at least to me.



    wheres the GT3RS option?
     
  19. its naturally aspirated, a track car, and isn't a flagship
     
  20. 959 without doubts. One of the best Porches ever.
     
  21. Indeed. 962 derived 2.85 liter engine, most sofisticated AWD system, sequential turbos, and best of all Group B aspirations.

    Can't really see how a GT2 can top that?
     
  22. well the GT2 also uses a 962 derived motor, its faster, more reliabile, traditional RWD, and better in like every measurable way.
     
  23. Never cared for the 959. Id get a 964 Turbo Leichtbau over both..
     
  24. This isn't about the C though :p
     

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