The renowned and street-legal 'Widowmaker,' the Porsche 911 GT2, stands as a legendary icon that no true 911 enthusiast can consider their journey complete without embracing. Since its inaugural generation in 1995, now commanding a value exceeding seven figures, the GT2 has forged a reputation for its formidable learning curve and undeniably gratifying experience, marked by blistering performance and a driving encounter that some would describe as exclusively tailored to the driver.
In the lineage of the Porsche 911 nameplate, the type 991 generation of the GT2 RS reigns supreme in performance. Distinguished by its extensively vented bodywork and prominent rear wing, this model claims the title of the most potent production 911 ever crafted by Porsche with its twin turbo 515kW and 750Nm of torque flat-six.
New to the garage is this 991.2 GT2 RS 'MR,' adorned in silver over black racing seats with red accents, having traversed a mere 7,009 kilometers.
Setting this car apart from the regular GT2 RS, the MR (Manthey-Racing) comprises of an aerodynamic package that includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, additional flaps, and an aero curtain. Complemented by a reinforced engine lid and a modified rear wing featuring end plates and wing support brackets, the package also incorporates a custom suspension with race-spec springs and adjustable rebound and compression.
For enhanced braking capabilities, the MR package for this ultimate 911 introduces new brake pads and a brake line set, elevating pedal response with a layer of stainless steel woven braid.
Outpacing the standard GT2 RS by a remarkable seven seconds, the version enhanced by Manthey-Racing conquered the Nordschleife in an astonishing 6 minutes and 40.33 seconds, securing its position as the fastest production car on this legendary circuit at that time, surpassing the SVJ's lap time of 6:44.97.
Established in 1996 by Olaf Manthey, the company Manthey-Racing, boasting approximately 100 employees, specialises in the development of Porsche race cars and extends its expertise to street-legal vehicles, as exemplified by the 911 GT2 RS. With Porsche holding a 51-percent stake in Manthey-Racing, the company's office and testing centre are strategically located next to the Nordschleife.
Boasting exhilarating performance, a storied pedigree, impeccable condition, and low mileage, this exceptional and entirely authentic 991.2 GT2 RS MR stands poised to captivate its new owner for years to come.
Such a collectible car, tightly held and rarely offered to the market, adds a distinctive allure to this remarkable machine.