Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche is not likely to offer a 911 GT2 version of the 911 for this generation, according to new reports.

Speaking to Car and Driver, Porsche’s GT division chief Andreas Preuinger confirmed that Porsche is leaning towards not producing a GT2 version of the 911. Porsche believes that there is no need for a GT2 variant as the GT3 RS adequately fills the same role. As for the future of the GT2 moving forward, Preuinger did not offer comment.

Preuinger also offered some interesting news regarding the Porsche’s view on the future of the manual transmission. Porsche is committed to offering manual gearboxes on all GT-badged models, such as the recently released Cayman GT4.

The Cayman GT4 was built from the ground up with a manual transmission. As such, Porsche wants to keep that spirit alive in future GT-badged models. According to Preuinger, this includes 911 GT models.

The Cayman GT4 will be limited to a production run of just 1,800 – 2,500 units worldwide. Limiting production to such a small number will help keep the brand exclusive and customers always wanting more, according to Preuinger.

Also of note is the revelation that Porsche will not offer all-wheel drive version of GT-badged models. GT models will continue to be rear-wheel drive only.

[Via Car & Driver]

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