Who needs the RS when you have this?
Ever since the Porsche 911 Turbo became an all-wheel drive sports car, the “widow maker” distinction has been transferred over to the 911 GT2. The rear-wheel drive twin-turbocharged monster is unpredictable and difficult to drive. Although Porsche may have introduced a more potent version of the GT2 with the GT2 RS for the 997.2-generation, the same wild character is still present in the GT2, and even more so when German tuners McChip DKR and Kubatech come into the mix.
For this special project, both McChip and Kubatech teamed up for some GT2 tuning under the leadership of Kubatech CEO, Danny Kubasik. With a 530 horsepower 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six stock, the GT2 is packed with tuning potential. Starting things off is a 3/MC650 Stage kit that includes modified turbochargers, high-performance charge air coolers with silicone hoses, and a Cargraphic 200-cell sport catalytic converter and manifold exhaust system. The finishing touch is put on by Kubatech with their Stage 3 software optimization program that makes the 3.6-liter erupt with 657 horsepower and 616 lb-ft. (835 Nm) of torque. The potential to exceed 664 lb-ft. (900 Nm) was easily attainable, but determined that drivability would suffer.
The entire build process for the McChip and Kubatech Porsche 911 GT2 takes six to eight working days and costs just short of € 23,000 (+/- 32,000 USD).
McChip and Kubatech Porsche 911 GT2 Tuning Specifications
Displacement: 3.6 liters
Number of Cylinders: Flat-six
Maximum Horsepower: 657
Maximum Torque: 616 lb-ft. (835 Nm); capable of >664 lb-ft. (900 Nm)
-3/MC650 Stage kit
-High-performance charge air coolers with silicone hoses
-Cargraphic 200-cell catalytic converter and sport manifold exhaust system
-Kubatech Stage 3 software optimization
Pricing and Availability:
Price: € 23,000 (+/- 32,000 USD)
Total Time: Six to eight working days
McChip and Kubatech Porsche 911 GT2 Tuning Gallery
[Source: KUBATECH UG & Co.KG and McChip DKR]
[Photos by McChip DKR]
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